Visual Media courses

AVSM 1010 Visual Media I
Visual Media I
This course introduces students to various drawing techniques in a variety of media including freehand drawing, mechanical drawing techniques and model building. Students will also be introduced to descriptive geometry, and methods of orthographic, axonometric, oblique and conical projection drawing.
Co-requisites: Integrated with DSGN 1100.
credit hours: 2

AVSM 1100 Visual Media I
Visual Media I
This course introduces students to various drawing techniques in a variety of media including freehand drawing, mechanical drawing techniques and model building. Students will also be introduced to descriptive geometry, and methods of orthographic, axonometric, oblique and conical projection drawing.
Co-requisites: Integrated with DSGN 1100.
credit hours: 2

AVSM 1200 Visual Media II
Visual Media II
This course furthers students' abilities to conceptualize, represent and manipulate three-dimensional forms in space. Students will expand their repertoire of drawing and material techniques developed as tools for the design, construction and analysis of architectural form and space.
Co-requisites: Integrated with DSGN 1200.
credit hours: 3

AVSM 3300 Advanced Freehand Drawing
Advanced Freehand Drawing
Drawing is not a talent, it is a willingness to pay attention. The talented succeed through a desire to be specific and precise, to convey a connection to, a feel for, that being observed. Drawings, like buildings, are the result of a process involving an understanding of structural and surface conditions, the role of geometry, and a sensitivity to the effects of light. Exercises involving freehand drawing develop attentiveness and engagement, with special emphasis on the development of a personal sketchbook.
credit hours: 3

AVSM 3400 Painting: Color and Light
Painting: Color and Light
The main emphasis in this introductory studio painting course will be on the interplay of color and light in still life painting. In order to translate these visual perceptions onto canvas in two dimensions, the course will focus on the basic principles of color theory, and the rudiments of composition through the study of the structure of painting by organizing line, plane, volume and space. The analysis of particular painters and their works will aid in the understanding of composition and augment the studio experience.
credit hours: 3

AVSM 3500 Cinematic Architecture/Digital Filmmaking
Cinematic Architecture/Digital Filmmaking
By viewing, critiquing, and making, students will explore the design process through visual thinking. The technology used in digital film making allows students to view, edit, and make a short digital film.
credit hours: 3