Revised program dates: July 15-August 10, 2013*
This month long collaborative CCA/MICA course allows students from all disciplines to investigate key issues of motion as they relate to creativity, design, communications and critical thinking while exploring Paris. The course teaches participants to use time-based media as vectors, video, and stop motion. The main tools used range from Flash and AfterEffects to stop motion/Dragon and 3D, motion graphics and other techniques. Students are challenged to combine the thorough observation of specific aspects of the city with time based sketches done as drawings, photos, and/or any other media that the student may choose. Students are asked to produce moodboards, sketches and storyboards, and one short animated film each of the first two weeks. These inform the final animation thesis related to the student's subject of choice.
In addition to improving their creative skills, students meet exceptional Parisian talents and discover world class museums, monuments, and urban areas that range from antiquity to 21st century experiments. The course includes the screening and review of relevant works. This course is trans-disciplinary and nurtures each student within his or her own interest and specialty--graphic design, interaction design, architecture, photography, illustration, etc. As such, the course will help 5D, 4D, 3D, and 2D designers to understand how time can reveal the essence of structures, representations, patterns and behaviors.
This three-week program offers 3 studio credits in animation, with an optional 3 credits in art history. Classes may be taken for undergraduate and graduate credit or audit. The program is open to undergraduate or graduate students (rising sophomores to second-year graduate students), and to lifelong learners at least 18 years of age who have completed at least one year of college study. All students must have a current, valid passport for travel.
For additional information about the program, please visit http://animationbydesign.org/
This program is open to all majors.
Airfare is not included in the program fees below, which include all accommodations, all field trips, and some meals:
• $5,700 includes tuition for 3 undergraduate studio credits in animation
• $7,200 includes tuition for 3 undergraduate studio credits in animation+ 3 undergraduate credits in art history (as an independent study by special arrangement with the MICA Department of Art History)
*Students will be allowed to stay in the housing at Les Recollets until August 17 if they wish.
Graduate credit is available to qualified students with the approval of the program coordinator at an additional cost of $75 per credit. A limited number of merit and need-based scholarships may be available, contingent on the continued availability of gift and grant funding. To inquire about scholarships or request a detailed itinerary or additional information on this and other MICA programs, contact the MICA Summer Travel Intensives program at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 410.225.2219.
Laurence Arcadias is the chair of the Animation Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a world class animator who has won numerous awards for her experimental work. She has taught extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Her experience includes three years at the Apple Research Lab and collaborations with Brenda Laurel at Purple Moon. She brings full mastery of traditional animation techniques as well as practical knowledge of Flash and AfterEffects. For more information, please visit www.arcadias.tv.
Erik Adigard is a communication designer with extensive experience in print, interactive and time-based media. He brings a broad understanding of the design concerns and techniques that are impacting the realm of rich media. He is known for his work for Wired magazine and IBM, which with many other experimental projects have been shown in international museums, biennales, and film festivals. He is currently working on the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. For more infomration, please visit www.adigard.com