Animation and Digital Media

Curriculum

First Year (31-33 credits)


Hallmarks Core

  • Pathways Seminar
  • Writing Seminar I: Written Communication
  • Debating U.S. Issues
  • Mathematics I
  • General Physics

DEC Core

  • Integrative Design Process 

Major Courses

  • Design Essentials 
  • Drawing Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Animation
  • History of Western Art I 
  • Figure Drawing

Second Year (31 credits)


Hallmarks Core

  • Ethics
  • Global Diversity
  • Writing Seminar II: Multimedia Communication


DEC Core

  • Systems: Scientific Understanding
  • Framework: Business Models

Major Courses

  • Design Essentials for Digital Media
  • History of Design & Communication
  • Storytelling & Storyboarding
  • 3D Modeling
  • Media Production



Third Year (32 credits)


Hallmarks Core

  • American Diversity
  • Global Citizenship
  • Debating Global Issues

DEC Methods

  • Integrative Seminar – Ethnographic Research Methods

Major Courses
  • Motion Graphics I 
  • Motion Graphics II 
  • 3D Animation 
  • History of Animated Cinema 
  • Digital Audio Production
  • Animation Elective (3 credits)


Fourth Year (27 credits)


Hallmarks Core

  • Capstone Folio Workshop

Major Courses
  • Animation Capstone I 
  • Animation Capstone II 
  • Animation Elective (3 credits)

Business Core

  • Business Law I 

Free Electives

  • [2] Free Electives (6 credits)


Total: 121-123 credits

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