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ATEC 4370.501 MOTION ANALYSIS Spring 2006 Wednesdays 7:00 – 9:45 p.m. Class Location: FN2.

106 and Motion Capture Lab Bruce Barnes Office hours: by appointment 972.883.2860 MaryEllen Lacy Office hours: by appointment 214.521.5393 214.697.9503 Course Description: This course will be focused on developing principles of drawing and movement analysis for various disciplines of digital media, interactive art, internet based art, games and gaming, live performance multi-media, film/video, visual art, theatre, dance, and music. Study will include figure expression involving gesture drawing, movement analysis and design study, rhythm, dynamics, motivation and gesture, form and phrasing, balance, time and space, and empirical observation skills. Groundwork for developing your artistic intent, your new work, experiments and progressive, relevant expressions, and your creative imagination are goals for this course. Attendance Policy: One (1) unexcused absence permitted; however each subsequent unexcused absence will result in the lowering of one full letter grade per absence. Two late arrivals (15 minutes + after the hour) will count as one absence.

Required Supplies: Large Sketchpad Drawing instruments (pencils, pens, etc.) Journal-Workbook COURSE REQUIREMENT: • • • • • • • Class Participation Completion of Assignments Prior To Class Required Attendance of Spring UTD Theatre & Dance Productions Development and Maintenance of Sketchbook Drawings Development and Maintenance of a Journal-Workbook Satisfactory Completion of Class Work Assignments Presentation


Grading Procedure: Performance Work Class Participation Sketchbook Drawings Journal-Workbook Presentation 35% 20% 15% 15% 15%

A grade of Incomplete may be given, at the discretion of the instructor of record for a course, when a student has completed at least 70% of the required course material but cannot complete all requirements by the end of the semester. An incomplete course grade (grade of X) must be completed within the time period specified by the instructor, not to exceed eight weeks from the first day of the subsequent long semester. Upon completion of the required work, the symbol X may be converted into a letter grade (A through F) by the instructor. If the grade of Incomplete is not removed by the end of the specified period, it will automatically be changed to F. Extension beyond the specified limit can be made only with the permission of the instructor and the student’s ADU (or the Undergraduate Dean in the case of students without declared majors). A student may not re-enroll in a course in which a grade of X remains. Academic Dishonesty: A high level of responsibility and academic honesty is expected. A student must demonstrate a high standard of individual honor in his or her scholastic work. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, statements, acts or omissions related to applications for enrollment or the award of a degree, and/or the submission as one’s own work of material that is not one’s own. As a general rule, scholastic dishonesty involves one of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, collusion and/or falsifying academic records. Students suspected of academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary proceedings. Course Outline: * The course will be divided through out the semester in movement studies, drawing explorations, and analysis integration: Movement studies will include posture and alignment, locomotor and non-locomotor movement, impetus and qualities of force, levels, spatial direction, focus, rhythm, resultant rhythm, range of movement and spatial awareness, form and phrasing, music, symmetry and asymmetry, opposite and successional. Drawing explorations will involve gesture, movement studies and composition elements. Analysis integration will be implemented through exercises and assignments. Each student will give a 10-minute presentation on a selected artist or selected work to be scheduled in the second half of the semester.

* The course outline may be modified at the discretion of the instructors.