B.F.A. in Design and Animation with a Concentration in Animation (FA.ANI.BFA)

B.F.A. in Design and Animation with a Concentration in Animation (FA.ANI.BFA)

Art & Design Core Requirements (24 credits)
(Any Art course satisfies Aesthetics (AT) in General Education)
AR-113Basic Design and Composition3
AR-114Basic Design and Color3
AR-172Introduction to Digital Design3
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education)
AR-181Digital Photography I3
AR-191Drawing I3
AR-192Drawing II3
AR-241History of Western Art I3
AR-242History of Western Art II3
AR-REVArt and Design Student Portfolio Review0
AR-SHOSenior Show0
Animation Requirements (48 credits)
AR-116Three-Dimensional Design3
AR-217Sculpture I3
AR-269Graphic Design Studio I3
AR-273Digital Illustration3
AR-335BFA Internship/Seminar3
or AR-389 Art and Photography Internship
AR-374Digital Imaging3
AR-3852D Animation3
AR-386Principles of Animation3
AR-3873D Modeling, Lighting and Rendering3
AR-390Animation/Motion Graphics I3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Education)
AR-391Animation/Motion Graphics II3
AR-3923-D Animation3
AR-395Animation Production3
AR-414Group Project in 3D Animation3
AR-415Senior Animation Reel3
Select one 300+ Level Course with Course Type: ARHIS3
Animation Advanced Option (6 credits)
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Lighting Techniques
Documentary Photography
Illustration for Gaming
Print: Intaglio/Relief
Print: Lithography and Silkscreening
Web Design/Interactive I
Web Design/Interactive II
3-D Environments and Effects
Advanced Digital Imaging and Illustration
Responsive Media
Advanced Project I
Advanced Project II
Free Electives (6 credits) 1
Select up to 6 free elective credits 16
General Education Requirements (36 credits) 2
Complete 36 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 236
Total Credits120

Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.


The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.


  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.
  • The Department of Art and Design awards departmental honors to graduating seniors who successfully complete AR-410 Advanced Project I (1-3 cr.) and AR-411 Advanced Project 2 (1-3 cr.) with a "B" average, a 3.50 major GPA, and a 3.30 overall GPA.
  • B.F.A. majors must pass the Art & Design Student Portfolio Review (AR-REV Art and Design Student Portfolio Review (0 cr.) given in the 4th semester of study.

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
AR-113 Basic Design and Composition (Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH)3AR-114 Basic Design and Color3
AR-191 Drawing I3AR-116 Three-Dimensional Design3
MA-xxx Gen*Ed Mathematics3AR-192 Drawing II3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)
Semester Credits15Semester Credits12
Second Year
AR-172 Introduction to Digital Design3AR-387 3D Modeling, Lighting and Rendering3
AR-181 Digital Photography I3AR-242 History of Western Art II3
AR-241 History of Western Art I3AR-269 Graphic Design Studio I3
AR-386 Principles of Animation3AR-385 2D Animation3
EN-2xx Literature (LIT)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
 AR-REV Art and Design Student Portfolio Review0
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
AR-217 Sculpture I3AR-273 Digital Illustration3
AR-390 Animation/Motion Graphics I (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3AR-335 BFA Internship/Seminar or 389 (Gen*Ed Experiential Education (ExEd)3
AR-392 3-D Animation3AR-391 Animation/Motion Graphics II3
AR-300+ Art History (ARHIS) Course (Gen*Ed Writing Intensive (WT)3AR-395 Animation Production3
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) or Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
AR-374 Digital Imaging3AR-415 Senior Animation Reel3
AR-414 Group Project in 3D Animation3AR-xxx Animation Advanced Option3
AR-xxx Animation Advanced Option3Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU)3Free Electives6
PR-4xx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 117