Category Archives: Design Classes

The Business of Art – Spring 19 Course

The Business of Art

YOU can develop the business skills necessary for a successful & sustainable career in the Arts! Learn proven Corporate Strategic Planning techniques adapted for the Arts to achieve your goals!

Professor Richard Move
Drama 3903 – 02 (54155) Special
Topics – Business of Art
Wednesday 1:40PM – 4:30PM

REGISTRATION IS IN PERSON ONLY AT THE OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA, THEATRE & DANCE RATHAUS #213

Topics of the Business of Art include setting & achieving goals, time management, financial literacy/budgeting, fundraising/crowdfunding, resumes/CV’s, written & verbal communication skills, online presence & more!

Richard.Move@qc.cuny.edu

New ARTS370 class added to Spring 2019 schedule

Brand Identity and Systems Design

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT
Class Number: 56769
Day & Time: Wednesday W 1:40 PM – 5:50 PM
Instructor: Andrew DeRosa
Prerequisite: ARTS-241 & ARTS-242

In this course students will create visual systems composed of a variety of design artifacts for representing the core values of an organization and help it engage with their audience.

QC Student Takes Top Honors at Rarebit Animation Festival

Congratulations to Jadxia Carbajal, Christian Dantzler and Jessica Hong for having work selected to screen in the 2018 Rarebit Animation Festival at Queensborough Community College.  Additionally, the jury awarded Jadxia Carbajal’s film Battery, about her personal experience with Type I Diabetes, the top honor and she took home the 2018 Rarebit Award.

Christian Dantzler’s film, Ruptured, was about learning to love while simultaneously navigating childhood society was created using Flash and Photoshop, as well as some traditional pencil on paper techniques.  Both Christian and Jadxia’s films were two-semester projects in Professor Grella’s ARTS 370 Animated Documentary course.

Jessica Hong’s film Ghost Ice Cream is a humorous yarn about a ghost that is in love with ice cream.  Hong, an upcoming senior, created her film in Professor Cowan’s Intro to Animation course.  She is currently working on a film about irrational fears, to be finished in December.

This was the second year for the Rarebit Animation Festival which takes its name from Dream of the Rarebit Fiend, the innovative and often surreal comic strip by one-time Sheepshead Bay resident Winsor McCay (c.1867-1934). Perhaps best known for his popular strip Little Nemo in Slumberland, McCay was a pioneer in the art of animation–his  cartoon Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) was one of the very first animated films ever created.

2018 Typographics Conference @ Cooper Union (students can attend for free)

Design Students interested in attending this year’s two day 2018 TYPOGRAPHICS conference at Cooper Union on June 15th-16th have the opportunity to volunteer their time working at the conference in exchange for free attendance,

Find out more about the two-day event here.  http://2018.typographics.com/

Interested in volunteering???  Send an email to type@cooper.edu and put “Volunteering for Typographics” in the subject line so it is recognized.  You should hear back.

 

ARTS 370 Classes – Fall 2018

Animated Documentary

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 43613
Day & Time: Fridays 2:00 PM – 5:50 PM
Instructor: Dustin Grella
Prerequisite: ARTS193 VT: Intro to Digital Animation and ideally at least one other animation course

Students with experience in animation production will be exploring the experimental documentary genre to create a 1-2 minute complete animation that can be used for presentation in publications or film festivals. Topics we will cover during the course of making the film will be writing a creative brief, audio recording, storyboarding, concept art, animatics, shot lists, file organization and presentation of the film. Students are required to have taken ARTS 193: Introduction to Digital Animation and ideally at least one other animation course, however, if you have questions about your skill level please feel free to contact Professor Grella at dustin.grella@qc.cuny.edu.

Students interested in completing a 2-4 minute animation can contact Professor Grella to discuss ideas and taking this course for two consecutive semesters.

Professor Grella is an animator and documentary filmmaker whose work has screened at Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals as well as the Museum of Modern Art, has been published in the New York Times and has won the Walt Disney Award at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

https://vimeo.com/channels/animationhotline

Advanced 3D Modeling

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 43609
Day & Time: Monday 6:00PM – 9:50PM
Instructor: Michelle Cortese
Prerequisite: ARTS 213 3D Modeling

This course is for students who want to expand on the skills they gained in ARTS 213 3D Modeling and ARTS 279 3D Animation. Projects will focus on exploring how 3D modeling can be used for next-generation user interfaces like virtual reality and augmented reality and, prepare students for a career as an animator and communication designer. Professor Cortese is currently a Virtual Reality/360 Product Designer at Facebook.

Shoot. Edit. Post.

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 43619
Day & Time: Monday 8:10 AM – 12:00 PM
Instructor: Kathryn Weinstein
Prerequisite: ARTS 191

This class will introduce the use of iPhone as a tool to shoot, edit and post photos/videos. Through lectures, exercises and assignments, students will work with a variety of free and low-cost camera and editing apps, hone skills in visual storytelling, and explore strategies to maximize the potential of social media to engage audiences.

Typeface Design

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 43616
Day & Time: Sundays 1:00PM – 4:50PM
Instructor: Thomas Jockin
Prerequisite: ARTS 242

This course will enable students to learn the tools of modern typeface design and take students through concept generation and creating a digital font. This is a great elective course for students interested in communication design and user experience design.

Note: Apple Computers are required for this class, the software isn’t available for a PC.

Required Design 1 Portfolio Review

All Design students who are exiting ARTS 241: Design 1 at the end of this Fall 2017 semester are required to submit an online portfolio for review. This review is to ensure that students possess the necessary technical skills and demonstrate an understanding of design principles required by upper division coursework. If the review committee deems a portfolio subpar, students will be put on probation and need to submit a revised portfolio for review before being accepted into ARTS 345: Design 3. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Professor Woo at danne.woo@qc.cuny.edu or any other design faculty member.

Deadline: December 20th, 2017

For more information and for steps on how to submit your portfolio please go here:
http://artdept.qc.cuny.edu/design-portfolio-review/

ARTS 370 Classes – Spring 2018

Physical Computing

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 7665
Day & Time: Friday 2:00PM – 5:50PM
Instructor: Danne Woo

Using a keyboard and mouse is not how we interact with each other in the real world, so why do we still use these archaic tools to communicate with our machines? In this course we will be focusing on how we can design physical interfaces and use microprocessors like the Arduino, along with sensors, motors, knobs, switches, cameras, etc. to allow humans to more naturally interact with digital and physical installations.

No prerequisite required.

Illustration for Digital Publications

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design

Class Number: 7661
Day & Time: Tuesday 2:00PM – 5:50PM
Instructor: Ryan Hartley Smith

This class challenges students to make illustrations for the emergent field of digital publishing. Students will experiment with simple animation and GIF-making techniques, investigate and pursue online publishing opportunities, and develop a competitive portfolio of work for future employment.

Prerequisites: ARTS 188 Illustration I

Shoot. Edit. Post.

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design

Class Number: 7663
Day & Time: Thursday 10:00AM – 1:50PM
Instructor: Kathryn Weinstein

This class will introduce the use of iPhone as a tool to shoot, edit and post photos/videos. Through lectures, exercises and assignments, students will work with a variety of free and low-cost camera and editing apps, hone skills in visual storytelling, and explore strategies to maximize the potential of social media to engage audiences.

Pre-requisite: ARTS191

Upper Level-Animation

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 7662
Day & Time: Wednesdays 1:40PM-5:30PM
Instructor: Dustin Grella

This course is for students who want to expand on the skills they gained in ARTS 193 VT: Introduction to Digital Animation. Students will create projects that will prepare them for a career as an animator. This course is perfect for students with a concentration in Animation and Illustration.

Prerequisite: ARTS193 VT: Intro to Digital Animation

Typeface Design

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 7660
Day & Time: Sundays 1:00PM – 4:50PM
Instructor: Thomas Jockin

This course will enable students to learn the tools of modern typeface design and take students through concept generation and creating a digital font. This is a great elective course for students interested in communication design and user experience design.

Note: Apple Computers are required for this class, the software isn’t available for a PC.

Prerequisite: ARTS 242

Advanced 3D Modeling

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 7664
Day & Time: Monday 6:00PM – 9:50PM
Instructor: TBD

This course is for students who want to expand on the skills they gained in ARTS 213 3D Modeling and ARTS 279 3D Animation. Projects will focus on exploring how 3D modeling can be used for next-generation user interfaces and, prepare students for a career as an animator and communication designer.

Prerequisite: ARTS 213 3D Modeling

 

Still looking for a design elective for Fall 2017?

Tech Development Lab Class

For anyone with a product idea who wants to develop it further and get credit for it as an ARTS370 class…

Tech Development Lab
MDST 381  – undergrad
Fall 2017 – Wednesdays, 2p-4:50p.

In this studio course, digital pioneer Douglas Rushkoff will help participants bring their own technology concepts from the idea stage to full proposals and prototypes. Each week, guest industry experts will help students explore precedents and influences, choose platforms, develop user scenarios, determine market fit, write wireframes, evaluate social, economic, and environmental impact, prepare and rehearse proposals, build prototypes, and then participate in a live pitch before a panel of funders and technologists. Up to three projects will be invited to participate as members of QC’s new Technology Incubator.

This course is open to the entire college community: all majors, undergraduates, graduates, and faculty. Class size is limited to 15. Participation in this course is by instructor permission only.

Email drushkoff@qc.cuny.edu with a paragraph about your idea or the need you want to address, and one paragraph about yourself. Teams are welcome. If you’re a developer or coder, you can register without your own idea, and partner with another student during the semester. 

Upper Level-Animation Elective for Fall Semester

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 44394
Day & Time: Wednesdays 1:40PM-5:30PM
Instructor: Dustin Grella
Topic: Animation II

This course is for students who want to expand on the skills they gained in ARTS 193 VT: Introduction to Digital Animation. Students will create projects that will prepare them for a career as an animator. This course is perfect for students with a concentration in Animation and Illustration.

Prerequisite: ARTS193 VT: Intro to Digital Animation