Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD)
MAGD 150 INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA ARTS AND GAME DEVELOPMENT 3 Units
This interdisciplinary course provides an overview of the multimedia industry. Special attention is given to the study of multimedia applications, approaches, and related industry, policy, ethical and impact issues.
MAGD 210 VISUAL DESIGN FOR DIGITAL MEDIA 3 Units
This course introduces students to 2 dimensional design vocabulary with practice through a raster based visual imaging application - Photoshop. This course provides techincal proficiency in image making and introduces the relationship of raster design to other media such as Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign, etc. Visual organization principles/strategies, color theory and management, pixel-based character development and animation concepts will also be addressed.
MAGD 220 DRAWING FOR DIGITAL MEDIA 3 Units
This course is designed to help students develop drawing skills including technical drawing for 2D and 3D animation. The course content will include creation of cartoon drawings, study of realistic drawing, study of environmental drawing for cartoon stories. The major software covered in this class will be Adobe Illustrator.
MAGD 270 WEB DEVELOPMENT 3 Units
PREREQ: MAGD 150 AND MAGD 210
CROSS-LISTED: MAGD 270 AND JOURNLSM 270
MAGD 271 INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION 3 Units
Course focuses on design and development of interactive media and games. Students develop interactive environments focused on storytelling and game-based interaction. Course explores the creation, delivery and reception of interactive communication and how good interaction ideas are developed. Work is assessed for functionality, elegance and usability.
PREREQ: MAGD 150
MAGD 272 GAME DEVELOPMENT 3 Units
Focuses on the creation of videogame projects using a modern game engine. Designed for students with competence in art, design, programming, or some combination of the three. The curriculum is a combination of short lectures, individual and group activities, tutorials, readings, discussion, and critique leading to individual and team game-building assignments.
PREREQ: MAGD 150, MAGD 210, AND MAGD 220 AND SOPHOMORE STATUS
MAGD 487 MEDIA ARTS CAPSTONE - PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT 3 Units
As the culmination of the MAGD sequence, students will build a working portfolio that demonstrates their skills. Students will implement the knowledge they have acquired individually in courses in the MAGD sequence to create their portfolio, develop their skills, and learn how to work in groups.
PREREQ: MAGD 150 AND MAGD 210 AND MAGD 220 AND MAGD 270 AND MAGD 271; AND 12 ADDITIONAL CREDITS IN THE MAJOR; AND DEPARTMENT CONSENT OR SENIOR STATUS
MAGD 488 MEDIA ARTS AND GAME DEVELOPMENT TEAM PROJECTS Repeatable 3 Units
Students will plan, pitch, and develop team projects. Projects will undergo several rounds of usability testing and have been assessed by the clients for whom they were developed. Marketing and commercial development of projects will be discussed and students will be encouraged to move completed work out of the university setting.
PREREQ: MAGD 150 AND MAGD 210 AND MAGD 220; AND TWO OF THE FOLLOWING (MAGD 270, MAGD 271, AND MAGD 272); AND DEPARTMENT CONSENT OR SENIOR STATUS
MAGD 490 WORKSHOP Repeatable 1 Units
MAGD 497 EXCHANGE STUDY Repeatable 1-12 Units
MAGD 498 INDEPENDENT STUDIES Repeatable 1-6 Units
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of six credits in major/degree.