Covers computer graphics techniques that are used as current practice in the film industry through a range of projects ranging from generating special effects to the algorithmic treatment of media.
And one of the following two courses MDDN421 or MDDN422
MDDN421 Compositing and Motion Graphics
Learn and practice skills relating to previsualisation, production planning and coordination for creating assets, effects and content for Visual Effects and Motion Graphics.
MDDN422 Creature Rigging and Simulation
Covers skills and techniques for creating and working with human, creature and mechanical rigs and controls for digital character animation.
CCDN412 Mātauranga Design
Engage with toi (Māori creativity) and mātauranga (Māori understanding) in the production of both visual and material cultural design that honours our place and past in Aotearoa New Zealand. Guided by traditional Māori protocols and knowledge, students will learn how to understand and interact with Māori symbols and visual spatial strategies in ways that are culturally sound and appropriate.
CCDN422 Design professional Practice
Covers advanced investigations into topics relevant to professional practice for design today including branding, marketing, networking, presentation and portfolio.
And one of the following two courses MDDN431 or MDDN432
MDDN431 Lighting and Rendering
Learn about traditional applications of lighting such as portraiture, practical studio lighting, and cinematography and engage with digital tools to apply traditional lighting techniques to digital media.
MDDN432 Character Animation
Gain relevant skills for creating compelling and emotive animated sequences of digital characters.
MDDN541: Research Practicum Project - 60 points
This studio consists of a supervised practicum, working on a design studio based research and project, generally as a placement in the visual effects industry.