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2013 PRECOLLEGE IMMERSION WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
PLEASE READ all the descriptions of the twenty workshops as many workshops apply to multiple majors. For images of course work from the various majors, see the Curriculum link to the left.
Workshops may be relevant to multiple Ringling College of Art and Design majors, as noted by the following codes:
CA-Computer AnimationFA-Fine Arts
GAD-Game Art & Design
PDI-Photography and Digital Imaging
Ad Design (AD, GD)
This workshop introduces the basics of creating an advertising campaign. From research to final concepts, students will collaborate with each other and work in teams to solve a client’s advertising needs. The workshop will provide students with an understanding of the advertising creative process including brainstorming, ideation and layout.
Motion Design (MD, CA)
This course will explore of the fundamental principles of motion design through exercises exploring design, composition, idea generation, digital media, creative problem solving and collaboration. Emphasis is on movement, metamorphosis, transition, sequence, time and rhythm, pace and editing.
Digital Film (DF, MD, FA)
This workshop teaches you the basics of cinematic storytelling from concept to final screening. Students collaborate with each other as they write, shoot and edit narrative films. The course provides students with an immersive, fast-paced experience as they explore the many facets of the filmmaking process. This is a digital workshop.
Digital Photography (PDI, GD, MD, FA)
Students must have a digital camera (SLR) that has the capability to shoot in RAW format. From sharing images on social networking sites, to utilizing stills, video and sound in multimedia productions, photography is at the forefront of our visual culture. Students in this course learn technical aspects of digital photography as well as the digital tools to enhance and share their work. The class will use technical and thematic assignments in order to explore composition and visual communication. This is a digital workshop.
Drawing for Animation (CA, GAD, IL)
This course explores techniques and processes involved in the design and production of artwork for animation. You are introduced to the animator's process of gesture drawing and quick sketch, as well as creating volume, and depth to capture action and attitude within a single pose. The workshop stresses the importance of drawing for weight, force, thought, emotion and movement as they pertain to industry standards. This is a studio workshop.
3D Modeling (CA, SC, IL, GAD, FA)
Working in Sculpey from observation of a live model for two weeks followed by two weeks of inventing forms and shapes, this course involves a three-dimensional exploration of the male and female form along with inventing and reshaping these forms. Basic structural anatomy and the composition of masses are examined. Students will learn to observe, work with armatures, and model both mass and surface. They will make several small sculptures both male and female figures and other sculptures of their own invention. Students will be exposed to contemporary figurative sculptors. They will focus on modeling to creatively imitate what they observe.
Illustration (IL, CA, MD, GD, PT)
Illustration employs visual vocabulary, personal style and artistic experience to tell a story, relate a point of view, or express a problem to be solved. Students in this course will learn about visual expression and communication by means of drawing, painting and conceptual problem solving in order to create work that stimulates the viewer to reflect and react. This is a studio workshop.
3D Computer Animation (CA)
This workshop gives you the opportunity to discover the complexities of computer animation. We will cover subjects that are universal to most 3D software packages and to animation through a series of assignments introducing you to basic modeling, animation, texturing and lighting techniques. This course uses the 3D software Maya. This is a digital workshop.
Game Art & Design (GAD, CA)
Students will get an introduction to the Game Art and Design Major and become familiar with the Unreal Development Kit, which is a leading development software solution used throughout the Game industry. In this class students will a create physics based ball bounce, a textured cube, a high rise building and rooftop object to layout a cityscape in conjunction with assets created by their classmates and lastly collaborate on the creation of a capture the flag level design that students will be able to navigate and play based on the Ringling Campus. This is a digital workshop.
Graphic Design (GD, AD, MD)
This course introduces you to the visual theory associated with graphic design. You will use Illustrator and Photoshop to solve visual communication projects. Using type, image and color, students will create compositions in a variety of formats to convey informative and visually dynamic messages.
Stop Motion Animation (MD, CA)
An introduction to fundamental principles of motion through exercises exploring the traditional animation technique of 2D stop motion. Emphasis is placed on expressive movement, graphic explorations and stylizations. This is a digital workshop.
Printmaking Techniques (PR, GD, FA, IL)
This course develops the student's understanding of printmaking through the study and use of design and composition, emphasizing development of personal imagery and content. Students learn the vocabulary of printmaking and proper use of tools and the chemistry involved with the processes of etching (line and value) and relief printing (linocut) to produce an edition of prints. This is a studio course in which digital hybrid components may be incorporated.
Fine Arts (FA, SC, PT, PR, PDI)
This course emphasizes the importance of investigation, ideation, communication and critique in conjunction with the development of a rich and personal body of work. Students are encouraged to experiment with collaborative and individual approaches to achieve personal goals. Through diverse processes in drawing, watercolor painting, origami, paper pulp casting and laser cutting, students will explore the principles and elements of 2D and 3D design to push artistic boundaries. This is a studio course in which digital hybrid components may be incorporated.
Painting (FA, IL, PT)
This course is an introduction to fundamental acrylic painting principles and methods. Develops perceptual abilities, sensitivity to color and material, and a working knowledge of current studio practice. Emphasis on observational painting will be coupled with an introduction to contemporary painting theory. This is a studio workshop.
Space Design (ID, FA, SC)
Students will learn drawing techniques to represent and communicate place, action, object and narrative; and three-dimensional crafting techniques to understand the elements of design: line, shape, form, space, etc., that explore the principles of design as a means to understand order, context and the relationships of spaces in the world around us. This course is an Interior Design studio and digital hybrid.
Visual Development (CA, GAD, IL, MD, DF)
This course introduces students to a variety of techniques and methods that are used to create effective characters and background designs for video games and movies. Students will be placed in a small team setting and will learn to practice the research, brainstorming, critical analysis, and improvisational techniques that are necessary to create and implement conceptual work in the professional field. This is a studio workshop.
PLEASE NOTE: Your $400 program deposit must be paid PRIOR TO placement in an immersion workshop.