Animation (BA)


2016-2017 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2016 through 31 May 2017

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

This program offered by School of Communications/Electronic and Photographic Media Department

Program Description

The BA in animation offers students the opportunity to learn core principles and techniques focusing on storytelling, motion, drawing, performance and expression through traditional and digital forms. Each student will undertake an intensive course of study including character animation, experimental concepts, fine art techniques and diverse applications, building a strong, global foundation before embarking upon an eventual area of concentration.

Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of the Animation program will be able to:

  • create animation with fundamental and technical proficiency
  • express visual concepts artistically
  • integrate storytelling and performance
  • synthesize theory and practice creating animation from a global perspective.

Petition to Proceed with Senior Overview

Students who are not pursuing an internship (MEDC 4950) during their senior year must submit a Petition to Proceed with Senior Overview for review and approval.  This petition must include a comprehensive statement of intent for completing an animated project.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 58 required credit hours
  • Applicable University Global Citizenship Program hours
  • Electives

Required Courses

  • ANIM 1000 Animation I (3 hours)
  • ANIM 1010 Animation II (3 hours)
  • ANIM 1040 Storyboarding (3 hours)
  • ART 1110 Introduction to Drawing (3 hours)
  • MEDC 1630 Media Literacy (3 hours)
  • ANIM 2000 Advanced Animation (3 hours)
  • FLST 2060 Modern World Cinema (4 hours)
  • FLST 2070 History of Animation (3 hours)
  • FTVP 1400 Graphics and Effects (3 hours)
  • ANIM 3010 Voicing Your Creation (3 hours)
  • SCPT 3500 Writing Screenplays for Film (3 hours)
  • ANIM 4010 Character Design (3 hours)
  • ANIM 4700 Professional Development in Animation (3 hours)
  • ANIM 4620 Senior Overview* (3 hours)
    or MEDC 4950 Internship (3 hours)

* Capstone Course

A minimum of 15 credit hours must be chosen from the following:

  • ANIM 1200 3D Character Sculpting (3 hours)
  • ANIM 2010 Experimental Animation (3 hours)
  • ANIM 2200 Introduction to 3D Animation (3 hours)
  • ANIM 3030 Visual Storytelling (3 hours)
  • ANIM 3040 Comic Book Creation (3 hours)
  • ANIM 3150 Special Topics in Animation (3 hours)
  • ANIM 3200 Intermediate 3D Animation (3 hours)
  • ANIM 4200 Advanced 3D Animation (3 hours)
  • ANIM 4040 Concept Art (3 hours)
  • ART 1120 Principles of Drawing (3 hours)
  • ART 2110 Figure Drawing (3 hours)
  • ART 2120 Intermediate Drawing (3 hours)
  • FLST 1000 Film and Television Appreciation (3 hours)
  • FLST 2050 History of Film (4 hours)
  • SCPT 2900 Scriptwriting (3 hours)
  • SPCM 3500 Presentations for Media Professionals (3 hours)
  • FTVP 2400 Motion Graphics (3 hours)
  • FTVP 2450 Visual Effects (3 hours)
  • FTVP 3500 Production House (3 hours)