Degrees and Certifications:
BS Applied Mathmatics MAEd NBCT(x2)
Mr. Frank A. Jones Jr.
Scientific Visualization/Game Art & Design Course Syllabus
A basic understanding of technical design applications is a gateway into the world of creative media engineering and design technology career opportunities;
Welcome to Technology Engineering and Design Programs of study of the Onslow County Career Technical Education (CTE) Curriculum;
- Scientific Visualization (I & II),
- Advanced Studies,
- Game Art & Design, Advanced Game Art.
Every mass produced object or structure created by man began it's design phase with drafting techniques.
All video game, television and movie 3D effects originate from drafting techniques and applications.
All Architectural, Engineering and Graphic designs and plans are created using drafting and design applications. Design studies are a gateway to planning and designing of all non-organic manmade products, digital media and virtual media.
Why Scientific Technical Visualization?
Every product's packaging is designed to communicate its' potential use to the consumer. Your appreciative visual interpretation of those graphics help determine a product's success or failure. This form of graphic presentation is based on the science of technical visualization design.
In SciTech-Vis you will learn most of your work through applications of 2D and 3D creative graphic software. You will learn techniques and skills to present a definitive message using the science of graphic design to a targeted audience.
What is Game Art & Design?
Game art design is a subset of game development. It is the process of creating the artistic aspects for video games. ... The video game artists are visual artists involved from the conception of the game and they make rough sketches of the characters, setting, objects, etc.
Game theory is the science of strategy, or at least the optimal decision-making of independent and competing actors in a strategic setting.It is the study of how and why people make decisions. (Specifically, it is "the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers".) ... This is true even of cases where the decisions of a single person only affect that one person.
Game Designers must have good written and verbal communication skills. have good basic visual design and drawing skills. be reasonably fluent in a range of 2D and 3D graphics and animation packages and. have some programming skills at least at 'scripting' level.
Over View of Courses
. Curriculum Instruction & Assignments
1. Timely Completion of Assigned Tasks: Listen to all instruction to complete class work in a timely manner. Drawings and digital projects are assigned with due dates for your performance grades. after the due date you will loose 10% of the grade up to 5 days; if nothing submitted a permanent ) will 0 assigned.
If you fail to meet the due date due to sick or emergency absence, you have until the next 2 school days to complete the late work. You can only make a maximum of 50% of the original available points for ‘late' work.. If you miss this late turn-in, a "0" is averaged into your grade for that missed assignment. Missed quizzes can be made up by the second day back from an absence. It is your job to notify me when you are ready to take the quiz in the two day window.
2. Class Decorum
- We focus on introducing you to a simulated college/studio-lab work place environment. No candy, gum or drinks are allowed in class.
- You are required to address all Instructors, Staff and Peers as Mr., Mrs., Ms., Ma'am, or Sir.
- We encourage you to speak in clear full sentences and consistently enunciate (correctly pronounce) your words.
- Say " yes", or "no". Do not say yeah, uh-huh, yep, yup, un-uh , nun-uhn, or nah or nope.
- Be inside our class doorway when the bell rings or you are late.
- As in any workplace, improper dress attire will not be tolerated. Follow the Onslow County Dress Code!
- My desk and podium areas are off limits to all students all the time.
- Student cell phones and music players will be confiscated if seen or heard. Texting, phone use or music earbuds are not allowed at any time during my class time.
- Standard practice for my classes are to always allow the female students in the class to enter or leave the class first. Next are the seniors, juniors and underclassmen.
4, Work Place Care & Management:
You are automatically assigned to the work area you sit in every day. This includes the desk surface, sliding parallel ruler, floor or carpet, desk drawer, computer, garbage can, assigned cubby and chair. A workplace and work ethic grade are included in every report card grade.
Problematic work space clean-up or conduct problems will result in mandatory after school disciplinary clean-up sessions of the entire classroom workspace. This is a formal D-Hall which is held once a month from 2:30 to 4:00 on a sessions of my choosing.
Any damage done to the chairs, desk, CPU or peripherals is charged and billed to the student for accidental or irresponsible vandalism. Costs are as follows
$150.00 per chair
$40 per yoga-ball
$50 per keyboard
$250 per standard monitor
$40 per trackball mouse
$Other charges as associated with damaged equipment replacement billing.
5. Class Test or Quizzes:
All quiz and test material are taken directly from class work, homework, and drawing assignments. Grades are a direct averaging of your final test, quizzes and Artifacts (weekly projects design to showcase your ability to apply design principles taught in class to demonstrate your mastery on a given curriculum content objective) numerical weights. We have a state final worth 25% of your grade. If you score an 80 or higher in Level 1 and II you can receive college credit for the Drafting & Architectural courses.
6 week report card = 25%
+ 12 week report card = 25%
+ 18 week report card = 25%
+ State Final = 25%