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ART 488: Advanced Topics in Animation - Visual Music

Graduate Studio | University of Maryland, Baltimore County   Visual Arts Department | Maryland| 4 units


This course offers an investigation of current directions in Animation and Interactive Media. Topics will be published in the Schedule of Classes. This course is repeatable for credit with a different topic. Students may complete a maximum of 9 credits or 3 attempts.


Rhythm, harmony, and counterpoint are all terms used to describe and construct music, but when these same terms are applied to the construction of animated elements, a new form emerges. With a history dating back almost to the original invention of animation, visual music had been an underground medium developing and evolving until the early 2000s when it began to appear in more mainstream contexts. This course will explore the construction of visual music for a wide variety of applications such as experimental films, music videos, concert visuals, and visual instruments.



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