Chris Todd

Residential Faculty - Digital Art

Art

Art

480-461-7716

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM10:30 AM - 12:00 PM3:00 PM - 4:00 PM10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Fridays by appointment.

Profile

Teaching Approach

My job is to equip students with the best knowledge, tools, and savvy that I can possibly give them. My teaching strategy is simple: to structure generous, low-risk learning environments where creativity is a given, play is encouraged, critical thinking is enhanced, collaborative problem solving is fundamental, and technical wizardry occurs "by accident." My ultimate goal is to convert the community-based classroom into a pliable "practice space" that runs on unlimited raw locally squeezed organic juice (aka artists, designers, makers). Technical things that I teach and learn include: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere, Audacity, Max, Live, Cinema 4D, Unity, Processing, and Javascript. I'm also decent with power tools.   Art Approach   My multimedia art projects reflect technocultural critique on one hand and creative tinkering and risk taking on the other. My work has been shown in a variety of exhibition spaces, museums, public/commercial sites, and publications. I have received numerous grants and awards in the fields of art, computer graphics, and education.  

Classes Taught

Spring 2019

ART200 Animation and Interactivity 3 Credits
Animation and object-oriented programming concepts and techniques using industry standard authoring tools applied by the creative industry to animation productions, and interactive media. Introduction to animation and object- oriented programming concepts and techniques using industry standard authorizing tools. Includes tools used by the creative industry for animation productions and interactive media.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ART100 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35466
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019
MoWe
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Ended

ART202 Digital Arts Survey 3 Credits
Designed for broad overview of the digital arts. Experience in digital based media, creative problem solving, design and aesthetics.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ART100 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35691
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/15/2019 - 05/10/2019
TuTh
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Ended

ART283 Computer Aided Graphic Arts II 3 Credits
Advanced skill development of graphic design through use of microcomputer. Emphasis on computer design and techniques for producing all types of camera-ready advertising art for printed matter and package design. Includes illustration, typography, photo imaging, and color separation.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ADA183 or ART183 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30214
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019
Mo
4:25 PM - 7:00 PM

Class Ended

Fall 2019

ART169 Two-Dimensional Computer Design 3 Credits
Generation of electronic two-dimensional images and traditional methods of visual problem solving. Understanding of computer techniques and art presentation methods.
Prerequisites or Corequisites: ART100 or permission of instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24178
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWe
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

5 of 20
Seats Available

ART183 Computer Aided Graphic Arts I 3 Credits
Graphic design use in microcomputer; black and white graphics, standard and color brushes, lines, shapes, area fills and fonts. Application to illustration, advertising graphics, typography, and video interaction.
Prerequisites or Corequisites: ART100 or permission of instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24206
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWe
4:25 PM - 7:00 PM

Closed

ART202 Digital Arts Survey 3 Credits
Designed for broad overview of the digital arts. Experience in digital based media, creative problem solving, design and aesthetics.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ART100 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24219
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

5 of 20
Seats Available

Degrees & Awards

MFA in Intermedia, Arizona State University

BFA in Digital Art, Central Washington University

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