Total: 125-126 credits

First Year (32-34 credits)

Hallmarks Core

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

Physical Education, Service Learning, or University Discovery

DEC Core

  • Process: Integrative Design Process 

Major Courses

  • Design Essentials (Fall)
  • Drawing Essentials (Fall)
  • Introduction to Animation (Spring)
  • History of Western Art I or History of Western ArtII

Second Year (31 credits)

Hallmarks Core

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

DEC Core

  • Science (Select one DECSYS)
  • Framework: Business Models

Major Courses

  • Design III for Graphic Design (Fall only)
  • History of Design & Communication (Fall)
  • Storytelling & Storyboarding (Spring)
  • 3D Modeling (Modeling)
  • Drawing: Materials & Methods

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 (Fall)
  • Motion Graphics II (Spring)
  • 3D Animation (Fall)
  • History of Animated Cinema (Spring)
  • Digital Audio Production
  • Animation Elective (3 credits)

Fourth Year (30 credits)

Hallmarks Core

  • Capstone Folio Workshop

Major Courses
  • Animation Capstone I (Fall)
  • Animation Capstone II (Spring)
  • [2] Animation Electives (6 credits)

Business Core

  • Business Law I (Spring)

Free Electives

  • [2] Free Electives (6 credits)

For complete course descriptions, please visit the Philadelphia University Undergraduate Course Descriptions here.

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