MACA 2190: Figure Illustration 2

MACA 2190 Figure Illustration 2

While in this course, students will take the knowledge from previous illustration courses and expand on it. Students will learn to draw the fully-clothed figure, while also strengthening their knowledge of the underlying bones and muscles. The class will demonstrate the differences in conveying weight, balance, angle, proportions, and other aspects of communicating form. Students […]

MACA 2176: Painted Illustration

MACA 2176 Painted Illustration

This course focuses on solving advanced problems in full color using acrylic paint to produce portfolio samples. Students use a variety of media and mixed media on different surfaces. Students will work on a variety of projects to visualize architecture, characters, vehicles, props, and product renderings, and illustrative compositions for advertising and animation markets. Students […]

MACA 1160: Previsualization

MACA 1160 Previsualization

This course examines and applies a variety of concepts and storytelling processes through visual communication. From print to film to animation to interactive. The class moves through many creative aspects of previsualization for the industry and storyboarding for the communicative arts.Being able to create multiple iterations and plans for videos, animations, and designs before going […]

MACA 1090 Figure Illustration

MACA 1090 Figure Illustration 1

This course provides an introduction to drawing the human form from life, photographs, and imagination. We use a variety of media and techniques in a comprehensive study and application of draftsmanship as it relates to the surface anatomy, body movements and relationships, and their systematic application to commercial illustration. Learn more about other MACA classes […]


MACA 2510 Introduction to 3D

This course provides an introduction to software and concepts of working in 3D. Students learn the tools necessary to navigate a 3D environment and to edit and build 3D models. Various relevant topics are taught and discussed, including texturing, animation, and rendering. Maxon Cinema 4D is used as the primary application for this course. The […]


MACA 2300 Advanced Photoshop

This course explores how to solve various image-related art and design industry problems utilizing advanced techniques in Adobe Photoshop. Students create portfolio assets, ranging from single to composite images. Color theory, image manipulation and color correction of existing files are covered. Adobe Photoshop is used as the primary application for this course. The class will […]


MACA 2570 Advanced After Effects

This is an advanced course for motion graphics, visual effects and digital video editing. This course covers advanced expression, effects, 3D camera, and motion tracking techniques as students build their presentation reels to strict requirements and guidelines through a series of comprehensive lessons. Projects will cover a wide range of motion effects editing, kinetic motion […]