Digital Arts

Damon Lee Teaching Class

 Fall 2014

New Course!
MUCP-460/860 Computer Programming in Electronic Music: Max/MSP

TR 9:30-10:45 Richards 17

Professor Damon Lee

This class explores many facets of Max/MSP’s powerful synthesis, interface, and control capabilities with a focus on generating and manipulating audio. No previous programming experience required!


New Course!
THEA 398 – Digital Image Manipulation

Mon & Wed 2:30 to 4:20

Professor Steve Kolbe

Digital Image Manipulation is a course designed to show how to enhance, alter, change, or create entire images entirely within a layering package such as Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn to create images from scratch within the software as well as how to correctly manipulate their pixels to a desired end result. We will be using both drawing tablets and mice as input devices to create our works. This course is intended as a helpful precursor to classes in motion graphics, compositing, and animation.


2014 Spring Classes

MUNM 282 - Digital Audio Production

Damon Lee - Glenn Korff 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 Glenn Korff 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.