Design
 

Animation

Animation
BFA
Hours62.5 - 65 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program of 100 Students.
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Program Requirements

The Animation BFA program is a limited enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Interested students should declare pre-major intent, complete prerequisite courses, and submit an online portfolio of their work. Students apply for the BFA professional program through a portfolio review in June.
requirement 1 Complete 3 courses
Prerequisite courses:
Apply to the Animation BFA program.
requirement 2 Complete 11 courses
After admission to the major, complete the following:
requirement 3 Complete 1 course
requirement 4 Complete 1 course
History & Critical Studies Courses:
requirement 5 Complete 3 courses
requirement 6 Complete 1 course
requirement 7 Complete 9.0 hours from the following option(s)
Complete 9 hours from the following list of electives. Below is a listing by type of courses that students may find useful, but students may choose any combination of the courses listed below to fulfill 9 hours.
MEDIA COURSES: TMA 123, TMA 185, TMA 241, TMA 257, TMA 475R
CAREER & BUSINESS COURSES: ENT 101, MKTG 201, STDEV 317
STUDIO COURSES: All other courses
option 7.1 Complete 9.0 hours from the following course(s)
(Courses completed above do not double count to fulfill this requirement.)
Program Outcomes: 

Artistic Development and Proficiency

Animation graduates will be able to create quality work using fundamental animation, narrative, and design skills, and will be proficient in at least one of these areas.

Technological Development and Proficiency

Animation graduates will be able to solve problems in the technical processes of modeling, lighting, rigging, animation, and special effects, and will be proficient in at least one of these areas.

Collaboration and Professionalism

Animation graduates will become collaborative professionals and engage productively throughout all stages of an interdisciplinary creative project.

Spirituality, Ethics and Animation

Animation graduates will be able to critically examine ethical issues in the entertainment industry and apply spiritual values to the problems they face there.

History and Critical Thinking

Animation graduates will make their work stronger by incorporating principles and ideas from the histories of animation, film, and art.