Courses

Undergraduate Graduate
ATEC 2382 Computer Imaging (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to digital image-making and manipulation using contemporary software applications. Graphic and photographic methods are presented and applied to art and design problems. Computer images are prepared for multiple delivery environments, including the Internet, games, animation, and print. (0-3) S
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4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Jodi White
ATEC 2384 Basic Design Principles and Practices (3 semester credit hours) Foundational overview of design principles and practices common to all design professions, including general rules, laws, and guidelines of commercial design. Students will be introduced to the language of design, sources and resources of design practice, rapid prototyping, and design specializations and their integration with various relevant technical disciplines. (0-3) S
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10:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Harold Wood
ATEC 2385 Sound Design (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to sound design where the main goal is to show and explain the role of sound in single or multiple aspects of the field, including multimedia productions, animation, video games, movies, and live performances. (0-3) S
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9:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Frank Dufour
ATEC 3315 Motion Graphics (3 semester credit hours) This course is an introduction to the concepts, tools and techniques used in graphic design to enhance a communicated message through animation. Students will work with image, text, audio, and movement to create dynamic visual communication pieces. Prerequisite: ATEC 2382. (0-3) Y
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2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Eric Farrar
ATEC 3325 Introduction to Computer Mediated Communication (3 semester credit hours) This writing-intensive course will explore how we use technology to communicate, share knowledge, and develop social structures. This course will also introduce students to new media theoretical perspectives and scholarship as they critically analyze new media and cyberculture. This course will retain core notation for a transition period - see http://go.utdallas.edu/core-curriculum-transition. Please consult advisors for more detailed information. Prerequisite: RHET 1302. (3-0) S
Sarah Bowman
ATEC 3351 Game Design (3 semester credit hours) This course presents principles and techniques of interactive game design, including but not limited to game mechanics, player dynamics, social and multiplayer structures, statistics and game theory, and systems analysis. Students will work individually and in teams to create original interactive games as well as learn fundamentals of focus testing, usability testing, and critique. Course focuses on both analog and digital games. Prerequisite: ATEC 2320 or ATEC 2325 or ATEC 2326. (0-3) Y
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11:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Jainan Sankalia
ATEC 3361 Internet Studio I (3 semester credit hours) This course presents core web technologies and the process of website development. Topics explored include but are not limited to prototyping and design, development, information architecture and website launch. Prerequisite: ATEC 2382. (0-3) Y
R
11:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Cassini Nazir
ATEC 3363 Basic Interaction Design (3 semester credit hours) Study of human-machine interaction for a variety of applications. Students explore rapid prototyping, user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design skills that can be applied to various domains such as web-based publishing, mobile app development, game development, and entertainment and artistic performances. New devices and interactions are explored. Prerequisite: ATEC 2382. (0-3) Y
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11:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Cassini Nazir
ATEC 4341 Digital Marketing Design (3 semester credit hours) This course provides an overview of ways web, social media, mobile technologies, games and other media formats may be used to create and design communications programs. The course provides an overview of these media and how they may be used to create a marketing-based communications plan. May be repeated (6 semester credit hours maximum). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. (3-0) R
Nicholas Martini
ATEC 4345 Motion Capture Animation (3 semester credit hours) Group projects in which students learn the motion capture pipeline from setting up cameras and capturing data, to editing data and applying data to animated characters. Students will follow the 3D computer animation production process to complete short animations. End products are expected to be high quality animations appropriate for professional demo reels. May be repeated for credit (9 semester credit hours maximum). Prerequisite: ATEC 3317 or ATEC 3327 or ATEC 3328. (0-3) Y
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11:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Midori Kitagawa
ATEC 4347 Advanced Design (3 semester credit hours) Explores advanced concepts and techniques in design including the use of computer-assisted creation of images. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). Prerequisite: ATEC 3361 or ATEC 3363. (0-3) Y
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10:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Harold Wood
ATEC 4371 Topics in Animation (3 semester credit hours) Course offers a further exploration of ideas and principles utilized in the animation process. Sections may be devoted to a single aspect of animation or to a variety of subjections in the field. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). Department consent required. (0-3) Y
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10:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Todd Fechter
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10:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Todd Fechter
ATEC 4V71 Independent Study in Arts and Technology (1-3 semester credit hours) Independent study under a faculty member's direction. Signature of instructor and Associate Dean on proposed project outline required. May be repeated for credit (9 semester credit hours maximum). Prerequisites: Upper-division standing and completion of all lower-division requirements in ATEC and instructor consent required. ([1-3]-0) R
Thomas Linehan
Thomas Linehan
Todd Fechter
Midori Kitagawa
Kyle Kondas
ATEC 4V80 Capstone Project (1-3 semester hours) Culminating independent study under a faculty member's direction in Arts and Technology. Students will engage in the creation of an advanced creative and/or research project exploring the interaction of the arts with digital technology. Restricted to students majoring in Arts and Technology who are within one semester of graduation. Signature of instructor on proposed project outline required. Prerequisite: Instructor consent required. ([1-3]-0) Y
Frank Dufour
Lucy Petrovic
Marilyn Waligore
Eric Farrar
Thomas Linehan
Dean Terry
Harold Wood
Todd Fechter
Marjorie Zielke
Midori Kitagawa
Kyle Kondas
Timothy Christopher