Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Department:     Department of Art                         

Effective Date of Appointment:      Spring 2013 Semester

All part-time faculty appointments are temporary and do not confer academic rank.
Anticipated needs

Courses or Specialization      Qualifications                                            
(Specify time if appropriate)                                                                                                            

Animation:                                             Required:  M.A. or professional currency and achievement in animation or game industry. Expertise
      3D Computer Graphics & Flash   and knowledge of 3-D Maya character animation, modeling, lighting, post-production, game animation and     
      2D Digital Animation                       design; 2-D & digital Flash Character animation, character design, and storyboard. Qualifications for  
      Animation Drawing                          specific courses will be determined based on materials submitted.
                                                                    Desired:  M.F.A. degree and successful professional experience in Animation or Game industry.
          Illustration                                         Required:  M.A. or professional currency and achievement in Illustration as demonstrated by submitted
          Digital Illustration                             samples of applicant’s professional work. Expertise and knowledge of digital software programs used in illustration is desirable. College level teaching experience and samples of student work is desirable. Qualifications for specific courses will be determined based on materials submitted.
                                                                     Desired:  M.F.A. degree and successful professional experience as an illustrator.
Application Process:  Applicants should forward a current resume, official transcripts of MA, MFA or PhD degree, slides or CD of own professional work as well as samples of your students’ work, sample syllabi, and a cover letter which designates specific courses within the teaching pools that you are qualified and interested in applying to. The resume should include educational background, prior teaching experience, evidence of scholarship, and/or related professional experience.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to: 
Part-Time Faculty Selection Committee
Department of Art
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA 91330-8300

Application Deadline:           For Semester (only):    December 19, 2012

Final determination of part-time teaching assignments is contingent upon student enrollment figures and funding.

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 35,000 students (27,000 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 70 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 1 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Compete in the 24 Hour Animation Competition this Friday.

Long Beach has been running an internal 24 hour animation competition for the last five years. This year they are opening it up to more universities. It is a 24 hour competition to produce 30 seconds of animation. We are going to keep the labs open Friday 4pm to Sat 5pm so you guys can participate.

There are some prizes for the winning team (of all schools.) The winning team with get 3 Day CTNexpo passes. The projects will be judged by an impartial panel.

The contest requires 5 member student teams. You will get the theme on Friday at 5pm. You can use any method to create animation.

Flash, Toonboom, Maya, Composting with after effects, Stop motion, Down load rigs are all fair game. You should not bring anything that you pre-built. Everyone participating starts at the same place. Anything you can legally down load (ie rigs) or can shot with your video camera, or is in fair use online is ok. The only catch is every frame needs to be manipulated by you. (ie composted video or stop motion is ok)

We will have the labs open but you can bring your own equipment as well.

SIGN UPS, Deadline Thursday 12 midnight:

If you already have a team, have one person fill out the form with all 5 of your team member names.

If you would like to participate but do not have a team yet we can add you to teams before Friday.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

First Fall 2012 Animation Club Meeting 
Thursday Sept. 13th
Room AC402