B.F.A. in Design and Animation with a Concentration in Animation

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-217Sculpture 13
or AR-265 Hand Built Ceramics
AR-116Three-Dimensional Design3
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 3-D Animation3
AR-3873-D Character Rigging and Animation3
AR-390Animation/Motion Graphics I3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Education)
AR-391Animation/Motion Graphics 23
AR-3933-D Animation Production3
AR-3943-D Environments and Effects3
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 and Video
Illustration for Gaming
Print: Intaglio/Relief
Print: Lithography and Silkscreening
Web Design/Interactive I
Web Design/Interactive II
Advanced Digital Imaging and Illustration
Responsive Media
Advanced Project I
Advanced Project 2
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

 Notes

  • 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
FallCreditsSpringCredits
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-172 Introduction to Digital Design (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL))3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3AR-192 Drawing II3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
AR-181 Digital Photography I3AR-387 3-D Character Rigging and Animation3
AR-241 History of Western Art I3AR-242 History of Western Art II3
AR-386 Principles of 3-D Animation3AR-273 Digital Illustration3
AR-269 Graphic Design Studio I3AR-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
FallCreditsSpringCredits
AR-217 Sculpture 1 or 2653AR-335 BFA Internship/Seminar or 389 (Gen*Ed Experiential Education (ExEd)3
AR-390 Animation/Motion Graphics I (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3AR-394 3-D Environments and Effects3
AR-393 3-D Animation Production3AR-391 Animation/Motion Graphics 23
AR-300+ Art History (ARHIS) Course (Gen*Ed Writing Intensive (WT)3Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3
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
FallCreditsSpringCredits
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 120