Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Digital Production Arts

Committee Chair/Advisor

Dr. Eric Patterson

Committee Member

Prof. Anthony Summey

Committee Member

Dr. Daljit Signh Dhillon


Each story is married to unique styles in which the story is told. The study completed in this thesis explores the relationship between a story and the visuals created to display that story both artistically and technically through the development of A Fateful Night, a collection of two non-photorealistic 3D art pieces. This project explores and integrates the themes, motifs, architecture, composition, and color of Cosmic Horror and Gothic Horror art alongside modern non-photorealistic styles through the development of materials, shaders, and post-processing shaders within the real time graphics engine, Unreal Engine. The project successfully led to the development of two stylized art pieces that wove in the desired themes and integrated the technical tools of deferred rendering.



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