ARTS-3393 History of Gaming & Animation
This course provides a historical and critical approach to the evolution of video game design and animation from its beginnings to the present. It beings together cultural, business, and technical perspectives. Students should come away from the course with an understanding of the history of this medium, as well as insights into design, production, marketing, and socio-cultural impacts of interactive entertainment and communication. The course will offer reading, discussion, guest presentations and projects on the developing culture and technology of animation and video game design. Historical contexts include entertainment media, computing technology, applications of gaming technology and business history. This class will be offered in the fall semester.