Architectural Animation (AAT)

AAT-2250  Visual Communication  (3 Credits)  

A two-dimensional architectural visual communication course combining real world and digital world environments. Storyboarding, image overlaying, digital spatial mapping and creative graphic representation techniques will advance ideation skills and build upon manual drawing and introductory technology outcomes. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (2.0), Lab (1.0), Tutorial (1.0)

Requisite courses: Take AAT-2250L (Required, Concurrent). Take AAT-2250T (Required, Concurrent).

AAT-2251  Building Systems and Code  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to a variety of architectural systems and the Alberta Building Code. Students will learn how to calculate occupancy loads, plan for egress clearances and exit requirements as well as calculate building loads and spans where applicable to their studio design projects. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

AAT-2260  Immersive Modeling  (3 Credits)  

An advanced modeling course to further develop architectural space, object libraries and concepts from within a variety of virtual world environments. Object and material interactivity is explored within the digital environment platforms. Collaboration will be explored through immersive experiences in order to build upon innovative design thinking frameworks and to develop creative and critical thinking patterns necessary for architectural exploration. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (2.0), Lab (1.0), Tutorial (1.0)

Requisite courses: Take IDM-1190 (Required, Previous). Take AAT-2260L (Required, Concurrent). Take VXR-1150; (Required, Concurrent). Take AAT-2260T (Required, Concurrent).

AAT-2261  Immersive Architecture  (3 Credits)  

A combination of production recording and architectural animation software, this course creates digital architectural tours utilizing real-world actors. Architectural spatial walk-through experiences while overlaying human actors recorded in green screen studios will be produced. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (2.0), Lab (1.0), Tutorial (1.0)

Requisite courses: Take AAT-2260 (Required, Previous). Take AAT-2261L (Required, Concurrent). Take AAT-2261T (Required, Concurrent).

AAT-2270  Production  (3 Credits)  

Development and production of innovative design and architectural animations utilizing a variety of leading production and post-production software. Text and object overlays, transition quality, music, voice over techniques and raw footage animation editing will embellish architectural video exports to be media-ready. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (2.0), Lab (1.0), Tutorial (1.0)

Requisite courses: Take AAT-2270L (Required, Concurrent). Take AAT-2270T (Required, Concurrent).

AAT-2280  Capstone Studio  (6 Credits)  

A real-world architectural spatial challenge resulting in a final storyboard, fully produced animation package and a final immersive experience to be presented in front of a panel of judges. Showcase photo-realistic imagery, graphically-engineered animations as well as custom landscape embellishment, building material and lighting selections and virtual reality experiences will have built-in interactivity. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (2.0), Lab (2.0), Tutorial (2.0)

Requisite courses: Take AAT-2250 (Required, Previous). Take AAT-2260 (Required, Previous). Take AAT-2270 (Required, Previous). Take AAT-2280L (Required, Concurrent). Take AAT-2280T (Required, Concurrent).

AAT-2290  Industry Integration  (3 Credits)  

A culminating course utilizing skills acquired from core courses to be completed through a partnership with a national architectural employer. A mentor-based experience spanning 120 hours will reinforce design and illustration skills, architectural animation abilities as well as a variety of soft skills relevant in the work place. This industry collaboration provides real-world experience, support and mentoring. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to AAT-2290W.

Requisite courses: Take AAT-2250 (Required, Previous). Take AAT-2260; (Required, Previous). Take AAT-2270; (Required, Previous).