PTI409: Computer Animation (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Computer Animation
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
About the Program:
Computer Animation prepares students for careers in the IT industry. The course sequence focuses on duties and tasks performed by professionals in Image Editing as well as pre-employment and employment skills.
Major Concepts/Content: The Computer Animation course is designed to provide students with the instruction and skills to create digital illustrations, modeling and animation, character animation, digital motion imagery, and game design. The content includes, but is not limited to, 3D modeling, materials and textures, rendering, and computer animation. Students will also create, record, and edit digital audio, video, and photographic imagery. This course will utilize software programs to develop animation, morphing, 3-D graphics, and virtual reality projects. It is recommended that aspiring graphic designers, computer animators, electronic game designers, engineers, CAD technicians, architects, interior decorators take this course.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities are provided in the laboratory setting, using hands-on experiences with tools, equipment, and materials related to course content. Students will be required to plan, design, and produce projects; develop solutions to problem solving activities, present ideas and information orally and in writing; investigate content-related occupations; assume leadership roles and work cooperatively.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be evaluated through laboratory practice and performance tests. Projects will be analyzed and evaluated for craftsmanship, originality, creativity, accuracy, and application of computer animation concepts. Presentations will be graded for content delivery and audience using established criteria. Students will be evaluated regarding how successfully they work together while designing and completing projects.