CSAT 2103 Individual Studies (1-0). In this course, students complete individual work towards the fulfillment of their degree. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
CSAT 2108 Web Development Programming (1-0). A class covering client/server programming in various operating systems, including JAVA script, ASP, PHP, and others.
CSAT 2110 Computer Graphics Programming (1-0). Introduction to graphics systems, rasterizing, clipping, transformation, modeling, hidden surface removal, illumination, and shading.
CSAT 2112 Animation Programming (1-0). This course covers basic animation Programming techniques using high-level languages.
CSAT 2303 Individual Studies (3-0). In this course, students complete individual work towards the fulfillment of their degree. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
CSAT 2306 Basic Television Technology (3-0). Introductory course dedicated to basic television principles as related to game technology and communication design. Including, but not limited to camera, sound, lights, story board, and basic production elements to be used with green screen technology.
CSAT 2307 Introduction to Audio (2-2). Students learn the fundamentals of the physics of sound and basic recording and editing techniques.
CSAT 2308 Web Page Development (3-0). Layout and design of web pages, including structuring the page with proper alignment, consistency and site navigation; visual appeal of color and concepts for choosing color schemes that best represent the purpose of the website; and consideration of copyright law as applied to web page technology.
CSAT 2309 Introduction to Game Design (3-0). Students will study a range of game genres in order to understand the fundamentals of game design and what makes a game interesting, addictive, and fun. Game ideas will be developed using paper prototyping and, later in the course, digitally prototyped using game-creation software.
CSAT 2310 Introduction to Digital Imaging (1-2). This course covers digital imaging techniques including Photoshop and Illustrator. The course will focus on digital image editing, digital painting and illustration.
CSAT 2312 Introduction to Animation (2-2). This course will introduce students to traditional animation techniques using Toon Boom’s Animate software and by studying notable historic examples of animation. Basic animation principles will be taught via presentations and reinforced through many practical exercises.
CSAT 2315 Introduction to Game Programming (3-0). A course designed to introduce students to programming languages and techniques used in the computer gaming industry. This course serves as the foundation for all other courses in the Gaming Technology concentration. Prerequisite: CS 1320
CSAT 2316 Design Communication I (2-4). A basic course in layout and production design for computer, online and information technology applications, including webpages., Human Computer Interface (HCI) design, e-publishing and information communication design. This course will focus on the art direction and aesthetics of layout design for computer applications. Students will be introduced to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and other related programs.
CSAT 2317 Layout Design Programming (3-0). This course will support the technical/programming needed for CS 2316. Various programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign will be explored and applied for use in web pages, human-computer interfaces, and e-publishing.
CSAT 2323 Writing for Digital Media (3-0). The main focus of the course is the transition of invention and composition to digitally communicated formats emphasizing best practices for design, composition, and usability in the creation and implementation of digital content. Prerequisite: ENG 1302
CSAT 2360 Mobile Program Android/MACi05 (3-0). This class will address programming
principles to be applied in Android and MAC iOS operating systems. Prerequisite: CS 1320
CSAT 3103 Individual Studies (1-0). In this course, students complete individual work towards the fulfillment of their degree. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
CSAT 3121 Branding and Identity Design Development (1-0). This course will address the developing process of branding and identity considering current market trends and its impact in society.
CSAT 3130 Animation Programming (1-0). A laboratory course in which students apply techniques learned in CSAT 3330 using software available in the Technology Learning Center. Concurrent enrollment: CSAT 3330
CSAT 3160 User Interface Design (1-0). Design related to interactive displays, interfaces, and environments for controlling a variety of computer applications including games and communication, and other programs including human-computer interface applications.
CSAT 3301 Acting for Animation (2-2). An Advanced study of animation techniques and approaches focused on motivation, expression, and empathy. Prerequisite: THEA 1351
CSAT 3303 Individual Studies (3-0). In this course, students complete individual work towards the fulfillment of their degree. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
CSAT 3310 Art History for the Designer (3-0). This course is a survey of the visual arts of the world tailored specifically to the needs of designers. It will cover all regions and periods of the visual arts and focus on how students can utilize historical styles for their own design work. Emphasis will be placed on how to replicate authentic and historical styles for a variety of design purposes, including gaming, print, costume, theatre, and communication design applications. Prerequisite: CSAT 2310 or FA 2302
CSAT 3311 History of Communication Design (3-0). This course introduces the history of visual communication, including text and image. Lectures, slides, and discussions focus on the work of important practitioners in the field and on the historical and cultural significance of design, technology, and innovation
CSAT 3312 Advanced Webpage Design (3-0). An advanced course in webpage and information technology design. This course will cover advanced XHTML, CSS, and interactive webpage design applications. The course will focus on art direction, layout, design, aesthetics and art production for webpages and related applications. Prerequisite: CSAT 2308
CSAT 3316 Advanced Publication Design (3-0). This course covers advanced methods for layout, photo, and art direction for pre- press, print, and electronic publishing. The course focuses on managing art direction and production for print and electronic publishing.
CSAT 3320 Gaming and Screenwriting (2-2). A class exploring how to simulate movement and life using 2-dimensional and 3- dimensional means. Students will study selected examples from history of animation and create their own short pieces in a variety of software. Prerequisites: CSAT 2315 or permission of instructor.
CSAT 3321 Branding and Identity Design (3-0). This course explores methods for designing effective logos, creating marketing materials, and establishing advertising programs using computer technology.
CSAT 3330 Introduction to Maya (2-2). This course introduces students to the techniques and concepts used to create 3-dimensional graphics using Autodesk’s Maya. Students will learn how to build light and animate 3-dimensional objects for use in gaming and animation.
CSAT 3333 User Interface Design (1-2). User Interface Design is a course that explores how
humans and machines interact with one another using the language of graphic design. Historic and current examples will be shown in class and discussed, and students will apply this knowledge to their own UI projects by working with prototyping software such as Adobe XD and Adobe Photoshop.
CSAT 3340 Advanced Animation (2-2. Further study of frame-by frame animation continue to develop their animation skilled through examples and projects.
CSAT 3342 Advanced Audio Production (2-2). Students record, edit, and mix audio for video game production. Includes techniques for voice talent. Prerequisite: CSAT 2307
CSAT 3350 Advanced Two-Dimensional Imaging (3-0). A course in advanced digital imaging, including creation of original digital matte paintings, illustration and photo manipulation for print, gaming and art applications. Students will work in a variety of industry standard programs including Photoshop and Illustrator. Prerequisite: CSAT 2310
CSAT 3360 User Interface Programming (3-0). Programming related to interactive displays, interfaces, and environments for controlling a variety of computer applications including games and communication, and other programs including human- computer interface applications. Prerequisite: CS 2315
CSAT 3370 Game Producing (2-2). An overview of managing the game production process, including business practices, team management, marketing, scheduling, budgeting, and contracts.
CSAT 3380 Motion Capture (2-2). Covers the basics of directing and capturing 3D data for use in character design and movement in videogames.
CSAT 4301 Voice-Over Techniques (2-2). An advanced approach to vocal production and voice-over performance utilizing audio recording equipment. Prerequisite: THEA 1351
CSAT 4302 Advanced Maya (3-0). This course is the further study of Maya to create 3-dimensional graphics. Students will refine the creation, lightning, texturing, and animation of their 3-d objects. Prerequisite: CSAT 3330
CSAT 4310 Senior Capstone (3-0). The Senior Capstone is the culminating course in the CSAT concentrations sequence. Each capstone is implemented by students with the help and encouragement of an academic advisor. Capstone experiences allow each student to demonstrate the capacity to bring information, skills, and ideas acquired from the major to bear on one significant project. It is aimed at providing students with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired as Computer Science majors as well as provide experiences for students to exhibit competent Computer Science skills within their concentration learned during their program of study in order to prepare for a career in Computer Science Applied Technology.
CSAT 4311 Capstone II (2-2). Continuation of Senior Capstone. Students complete a collaborative video game project and present a working product and business plan. Prerequisite: CSAT 4310