Iovine and Young Academy
Courses of Instruction
The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.
ACAD 174 Innovators Forum (1, max 2, FaSp) A lecture series featuring global leaders and innovators from diverse disciplines, businesses, industries, and the arts present problem-based, real-world experiences that challenge the concept of innovation. Graded CR/NC.
ACAD 175 Innovators Roundtable (1, max 2, FaSp) Global leaders and innovators from diverse disciplines, businesses, industries, and the arts assign and discuss problem-based, real-world projects that challenge the concept of innovation. Open only to Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation students. Graded CR/NC.
ACAD 176 Rapid Visualization (4, Fa) Basic techniques, methods, concepts, tools, and materials that are used to quickly communicate ideas and concepts in a visual manner. Recommended preparation: Photoshop; iPad and/or laptop skills; iPad drawing apps such as Sketchbook or iDraw. Open only to Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation students.
ACAD 177 Digital Toolbox for Design (2, Fa) Eight-week session covering the basics of industry-standard creative, analytical and presentation software. Applications include: design, presentation, publishing and business management. Open only to Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation students.
ACAD 178 Digital Toolbox: Motion Graphics (2, Fa) Eight-week course covering the basics of industry-standard digital video and motion graphics software used for visual effects, non-linear video production and editing. Open only to Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation students.
ACAD 179 Digital Toolbox: Excel for Business Management (2, Sp) Eight-week course designed to provide a spreadsheet format to analyze information and build Microsoft Excel-based models for business management and creative data visualization. Open only to Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation students.
ACAD 180 Digital Toolbox: Sound and Audio (2, FaSp) An eight-week course covering the basics of industry-standard hardware and software used for designing, creating, processing, and distributing sound and audio.
ACAD 181 Disruptive Innovation (4, Fa) Critical approaches to social and cultural changes stemming from disruptive innovations in the arts, science, technology, communications, new media, politics and business. Open only to Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation students.
ACAD 182 Case Studies in Innovation (4, Sp) Employing a case-study methodology, students analyze the artistic, technological, and entrepreneurial factors and address the conceptual, ethical, and logistical issues that lead to disruptive innovation. Prerequisite: ACAD 181. Open only to Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation students.
ACAD 200 Advanced Sound and Audio (4, FaSp) An in-depth study of sound, acoustics, psychoacoustics, and the standard components of the audio signal chain, including microphones, mixers, interfaces, signal processors, amplifiers, loudspeakers, and audio-distribution systems. Recommended preparation: ACAD 180.
ACAD 206 Communication and Culture (4, FaSpSm) (Enroll in COMM 206)
ACAD 230 3D Design: Materials and Tools (4, FaSp) (Enroll in FADN 230)
ACAD 275x Coding I: Web Publishing and Programming (4) (Enroll in ITP 204x)
ACAD 276x Coding II: Electronic Prototyping (4) (Enroll in ITP 214x)
ACAD 303 Web Design (2, FaSp) (Enroll in FADN 303)
ACAD 306 Innovation, Entertainment, and the Arts (4, FaSpSm) (Enroll in COMM 306)
ACAD 315x Basics of Project and Operations Management for Non-Majors (2, Fa) (Enroll in BUAD 315x)
ACAD 323 Design Theory (4, FaSp) (Enroll in FADN 323)
ACAD 330 3D Design: Objects and Space (4, FaSp) (Enroll in FADN 330)
ACAD 331x Influence and Collaboration (2, FaSp) (Enroll in MOR 331x)
ACAD 332 Typography (2, FaSp) (Enroll in FADN 332a)
ACAD 335x Computer Graphics and Animation Scripting (4) (Enroll in ITP 335x)
ACAD 342 Mobile Application Development (3) (Enroll in ITP 342)
ACAD 343 Mobile Development for Content and Media (1) (Enroll in ITP 343)
ACAD 352 Digital Audio Recording and Processing (4, FaSp) The principles, techniques, and aesthetics of digital audio recording and processing with an emphasis on mastering for multimedia integration. Recommended preparation: ACAD 200.
ACAD 354 Synthesis and Sound Design (4, FaSp) A comprehensive study of the elements of electronic synthesis and sampling, as well as the use of “live” and “found” audio recordings for creative sound design purposes. Recommended preparation: ACAD 352.
ACAD 356 Audio and Media Integration (4, FaSp) Methods and techniques for integrating audio into various media and applications including: film and video, Internet streaming, mobile devices, and other digital and computer applications. Recommended preparation: ACAD 354.
ACAD 366 Designing Media and Communication Projects for Social Change (4, FaSpSm) (Enroll in COMM 366)
ACAD 367x Advanced Coding (4) (Enroll in ITP 367x)
ACAD 375 Business and Professional Communication (4, FaSpSm) (Enroll in COMM 375)
ACAD 376 Discerning and Making I: Concept and Feasibility (4, Fa) A broad look at innovation from the perspectives of designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs as applied to concept/feasibility of art, design, products, services and experiences. Prerequisite: ACAD 177, ACAD 178, ACAD 179, ACAD 180. Open only to Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation students.
ACAD 377 Discerning and Making II: Creation and Implementation (4, Sp) Students create and implement – from conception through prototype – new ventures, products, services, and processes; building upon the innovations of designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs. Prerequisite: ACAD 376. Open only to Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation students.
ACAD 385x Marketing of Creative Disruption and Innovation (4, Fa) (Enroll in MKT 385x)
ACAD 387x Cloud Architecture and Applications (4) (Enroll in ITP 387x)
ACAD 419 Professional Internship (2, max 4, FaSpSm) An experiential/academic opportunity in an arts, technology and business related facility. Written analysis, evaluation, and working internship. Open to upper division Academy majors.
ACAD 423 Management of Small Businesses (4, FaSp) (Enroll in BAEP 423)
ACAD 467 Strategic Management of Innovation (4, FaSp) (Enroll in MOR 467)
ACAD 475ab The Garage Experience (8-8, FaSp) In a unique environment that enhances creation with advanced design and prototyping technologies, student teams work to develop and finalize innovative project proposals and refine and present final prototypes. Open only to Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation students. a: Prerequisite: ACAD 377.
ACAD 490 Directed Research (1-8, max 12, FaSpSm) Individual research and readings. Not available for graduate credit.
ACAD 499 Special Topics (2-4, max 8) Comprehensive exploration of particular aspects of art, technology and the business of innovation.