Sean Clute Teaching
iMe: Reinventing Yourself in the Digital Age [Freshman Year Seminar, ART 1080]
Have you ever uploaded a photo to Facebook, viewed cats on Youtube, or conquered a video game with online teammates? Digital technology is a transformative force allowing new modes of global communication. In fact, with the advent of virtual realities like Second Life, you can reach beyond globalism and enter the realm of total imagination. Given these changes, how do you navigate this new world? In this seminar we will explore technology’s role in our lives. Through an interdisciplinary approach we will examine art, science and literature’s take on topics including Web 2.0, cybernetics, and virtual reality. We will look at how these topics have influenced robotics, viral videos and most importantly, you.

Intro to Digital Art [ART 2110]
Intro Digital Media is an overview of artistic and theoretical principles in electronic arts. Students will be taught basic image processing, vector-based design, video production and digital sound creation. Students will be exposed to work created by innovators of media arts to gain insight on applying technique and theory. The class will also provide an environment where students can share their work, ideas, and critique each others’ progress.

Intermedia [ART 4080]
Intermedia is an experimental class in which we will create new genres of art. Students will be mentored to develop awareness, imagination, and an interdisciplinary approach to creative practice. Students will be exposed to deep listening techniques, expanded cinema, movement research and emergent media. The class will also provide an environment where students are encouraged to attempt the unknown while embracing failure.

Animation and Motion Graphics [ART 3710]
Animation and Motion Graphics covers artistic and theoretical principles in animation and motion graphics (as the title would suggest). Students will be taught basic techniques including use of Keyframes, Effects, Movable Type, Character Animation, and 3D. The course covers both traditional styles of animation (Frame by Frame, motion and shape tweens), basic 2D Character rigging, and experimental techniques. Students will be exposed to work created by innovators of animation to gain insight on applying theory and technique. The class will also provide an environment where students can share their work, ideas and critique each others’ progress.

Graphic Design [ART4060]
Graphic Design will explore the elements and principles of graphic design and digital imaging for computers, mobile media and print. The course is intended to prepare students to create effective illustration, logos, branding, packaging and brochures. The course will focus on creative and practical concepts of using computers in the visual arts and workplace.

Documentary [ART 4020]
Documentary covers theoretical and artistic principles in portraying “reality” and “truth” through social-networking, digital photography and video. Students will work on a number of smaller studies to gain skills aimed at producing a podcast. The podcast will be the final project and can be created individually or collaboratively. Throughout the course students will be exposed to work created by innovators of documentary. The class will also provide an environment where students can share their work, ideas and critique each others’ progress.

Video [ART 4150]
Video covers theoretical and artistic principles in video art. Students will be taught basic video recording, editing, effects, and audiovisual production techniques. Students will be exposed to work created by innovators of video art to gain insight on applying theory and technique. The class will also provide an environment where students can share their work, ideas and critique each others’ progress.