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UCBUGG: UC Berkeley Undegraduate Graphics Group

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Fall 2009
Computer Science 98/198
2 Unit(s)



About the Course:

UCBUGG: UC Berkeley Undergraduate Graphics Group is a casual bunch of students at Berkeley who think the fusion of technology, art and entertainment increasingly possible today is pretty darn cool, and an area where our university lacks in available coursework. Therefore we're teaching a class through the DeCal (Democratic Education at Cal) program to introduce our fellow students to the process of producing an animated short film. We guide them through creating a compelling story, collaborating in teams to bring their vision to life using the Autodesk Maya software, introduce speakers from companies like Pixar, Tippet Studios and Dreamworks, and finally celebrate our finished shorts with a film festival and (of course) free pizza. The great thing about UCBUGG is that taking our class isn't the end; we invite you to jump back in and join us working on advanced projects and teaching your passion to another generation of UCBUGGers.

How to Enroll:

No prior CG/animation/filmmaking experience required!

(But we welcome those who have it, too)

If you're interested in the course, feel free to sign up via TeleBEARS. CS 98 is for lower division students (Freshmen/Sophomores), and CS 198 is for upper division students (Juniors/Seniors).

In the past few semesters, we've been able to accomodate all interested students. This semester, however, we're moving into a new compuer lab, and we have a limited number of computers available. Thus, we're enforcing an enrollment cap of 30 students. In the case that the class does become impacted, preference will be given to graduating seniors and students who have been denied admission in the past.

Attendance at weekly class meetings is required to maintain your enrollment. We'll be meeting every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 in 200 Sutardja Dai Hall--also known as the "Apple Orchard" computer lab. You may have heard Sutardja Dai Hall referred to as "the CITRIS building;" it's the new building located just downhill from Cory Hall at the north end of campus

Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, August 26th. We hope to see you there!

Course Contact: ucbugg AT


Faculty Sponsor: Dan Garcia

Time & Location:

Sally Ahn
Kyle Conroy
Megan Gritzfeld
Christine Li
Daniel Ritchie
Evan Rosky
Kathryn Skorpil
30200 SUTARDJA DAIW 5:30-7:308/27full

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