2014 Spring Classes
MUNM 282 - Digital Audio Production
Damon Lee - School of Music
Tusedays and Thursdays 9:30-10:45
Fundamentals of music composition with attention to creating original music in digital mediums including MIDI and digital audio. Theory and practice in improvisation as related to composition as well as techniques for reworking musical ideas towards creating a finished composition.
THEA 387 - Digital Animation
Steve Kolbe - Johnny Carson School of Theater and Film
Tusedays and Thursdays 12:30-1:45
This course is an introduction to computer generated animation. The students will learn basic modeling techniques, core animation principles, texture mapping basics and lighting for digital environments. The class will be introduced to these concepts using the software package, Maya. Students will learn to think and navigate in 3D space as they generate their own 3D models (both organic and non-organic), construct a basic character, learn to make objects move in 3D and explore the art of digital lighting.
The Digital Arts Initiative is spearheaded by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and is a collaborative effort among faculty from the Department of Art and Art History, the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, and the School of Music to provide interested students from all majors hands-on experience applying current technology to the arts.
Students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln interested in the potential of collaboration with their peers in art, music, theatre, film, computer science, and related areas may also enjoy a focused study in digital arts. By expanding the student’s understanding of the application of technology in the arts, the Digital Arts Initiative will enhance the student’s creative options within their major. These elective classes will bring together students from various disciplines to share their unique perspectives. Faculty members include professionals who are committed to helping students achieve their full artistic and technical potential. Standards are rigorous, and expectations are high.