Paris Info Session for Summer Study Abroad 2012 (San Francisco)

Presented by the Office of Special Programs
February 28, 2012, 3:15–3:45 pm

San Francisco campus, West 1

More info: PARIS: Animation by Design
Questions: Carol Pitts, 510. 594.3732

Information session with Erik Adigard

Big cities naturally tend toward entropy, but great cities adapt through design -- great design. Urban culture is all that happens between these two notions. It is what we aim to explore in one of the world's most beautiful, yet complex cities.

"Paris: Animation by Design" is a collaborative course with Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in which nine students from each school participate. The course allows students from all disciplines to investigate key design, media, and platform issues while exploring Paris. Participants learn to use time-based media as vectors, video, and stop motion. The main tools range from Flash and AfterEffects to stop-motion/Dragon, but the class also considers 3D, motion graphics, and other techniques.


Undergraduates: Instructor approval and (if taking it for the following credit ... ):

  • Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio: Drawing 1, 2D, 3D, 4D, English 1, Foundations in Critical Studies, Intro to the Arts and Intro to the Modern Arts; junior standing
  • Graphic Design Studio Elective: Completion of level 2 co-requisites; junior standing
  • Graphic Design Investigative Studio: Completion of level 2 co-requisites; junior standing
  • Advanced Design Studio (GD4 or Type 4 for students from the old degree audit before FA11): Completion of level 3 co-requisites

Graduates: Instructor approval

For undergraduates this course satisfies a studio elective, an upper division Interdisciplinary studio, graphic design investigative studio, or advanced design studio.

For graduates this course satisfies a gradwide elective.