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Craig Foster

Assistant Professor

School of Art
College of Art and Design

585-475-2636
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Craig Foster

Assistant Professor

School of Art
College of Art and Design

Education

BFA, University of Michigan; MS, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

585-475-2636

Areas of Expertise

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Invited Article/Publication
Foster, Craig. "Eladocagene exuparvovec in AADC deficiency." Molecular Therapy. (2022). Print.

Currently Teaching

ILLM-599
1 - 6 Credits
Medical Illustration Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser will propose a course of study. Medical Illustration Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
ILLM-616
3 Credits
This course continues the development of student web sites designed for allied health instruction. Advanced topics in two dimensional computer illustration, animation, and interactive media will be presented. Students will research current topics in health care and continue the development of the interactive lesson begun in the previous class.
ILLM-515
3 Credits
This course will introduce students to computer illustration, animation, and interactive media as applied to contemporary methods of instruction in medicine and allied health. Students will develop interactive design pieces to support instruction lessons for the educational health care field.
ILLM-498
1 - 6 Credits
The medical illustration internship will provide students with the option to work with practicing professionals in a business or educational environment. Students may apply for internships to businesses and educational institutions based on the availability of positions and company needs. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Internship Permission Form to enroll.
ILLM-512
3 Credits
Students observe live surgical procedures and translate their sketches into finished illustrations that are used in medical training, patient education, and litigation. Demonstrations of sketching and rendering techniques are supplemented with lectures on general surgical principles and common procedures.
ILLM-606
3 Credits
This course explores animating biomedical subjects and processes. Students will be asked to research contemporary theory defining their subjects' anatomy and create animations consistent with their findings. Frame by frame animation, blend shapes, non-linear deformers, and rigging systems will be introduced to permit students to choose the most effective method for creating motion and transformation.
ILLM-503
3 Credits
This course introduces strategies used to create NURBS and polygonal models of organic subjects in a three-dimensional environment. Assignments stress accurate portrayal of proportions, form, and texture. Instruction will also focus on creating lighting and shader networks that emphasize form and are consistent with surface characteristics.
ILLM-615
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to two dimensional computer illustration, animation, and interactive media as they apply to contemporary methods of instruction in medicine and allied health. Students will research a current topic in health care and develop interactive lessons that match the instructional objectives of their topic. Students will organize these lessons as a web site.
ILLM-506
3 Credits
This course explores animating biomedical subjects and processes in their native environment to create illustrations. Students will be asked to research and create illustrations that animate their findings. Frame by frame animation, blend shapes, non-linear deformers and “rigging” systems will be introduced to permit students to choose the most effective method for creating motion and transformation.
PROF-798
3 Credits
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of faculty.
ILLM-603
3 Credits
This course introduces strategies to create polygonal models of biomedical subjects. Students will use contemporary research to accurately define structure and suggest function. Instruction will also focus on lighting and "shader" systems that emphasize form and are consistent with tissue characteristics.
ILLM-689
1 - 4 Credits
This course is an upper division course on a topic of special interest that is not part of a formal curriculum. The course design may differ by topic or faculty member but will include prerequisites, contact hours, and examination/assessment procedures. The level of study is appropriate for students in their final two years of study.

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