Animation

Curriculum

Total: 125-127 credits

First Year (32-34 credits)



College Studies

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

Physical Education, Service Learning, or University Discovery

DEC Process

  • Integrative Design process (IDP)

Major Courses

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

Physical Education

  • Physical Education OR
  • Community Service


Second Year (31 credits)



College Studies

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


DEC Core

  • Systems: Scientific Understanding
  • Framework: Business Models

DEC Framework

  • Business Models

Major Courses

  • Design III for Graphic Design
  • History of Design & Communication
  • Storytelling & Storyboarding
  • 3D Modeling
  • Drawing: Materials & Methods



Third Year (32 credits)



College Studies

  • American Diversity
  • Global Citizenship
  • Debating Global Issues

DEC Methods

  • Integrative Seminar – Ethno 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 (30 credits)



College Studies

  • Capstone Folio Workshop

Major Courses
  • Animation Capstone I
  • Animation Capstone II
  • Animation Electives (6 credits)

Business Core

  • Business Law I 

Free Electives

  • Free Electives (6 credits)


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