Animation, Minor

The animation minor immerses students in the creation of animated artwork and assets for short animated films, game art and promotion, documentary films, visualization, motion graphics, illustration, and interactive art. An intensive studio program, this curriculum seeks to immerse students in the knowledge, experience, and techniques of animation, informed by theory, experimentation, and critique. Extensive digital imaging and interactive media editing and production facilities afford students the opportunity to become proficient in the emerging practices necessary for remarkable work.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified. Students who wish to register for 2000-level courses and above need to plan ahead in order to complete prerequisite course(s) ahead of time.

Requirements for Non–Art and Design Majors

Required Courses
ARTF 1120Observational Drawing4
ARTF 11222D Fundamentals: Surface and Drawing (with optional ARTF 1123)4
ARTF 22204D Fundamentals: Sequence and Drawing (with optional ARTF 2221 )4
ARTD 2370Animation Basics (with optional ARTD 2371 )4
ARTD 3470Animation 14

Requirements for Art and Design Majors

 Note: This minor is not available to students in the BFA in media arts program or any media arts combined major.

Required Courses
ARTF 1120Observational Drawing4
ARTD 2370Animation Basics (with optional ARTD 2371 )4
ARTD 3470Animation 14
Complete two of the following:8
Narrative Basics
Virtual Environment Design
Character Design for Animation
Animation for Games
Art and Design Special Topics
Animation 2
Animation 3
Digital Sculpture and Model Making
Special Topics in Art and Design Studio
Survey of the Still and Moving Image

GPA Requirement

2.500 GPA required in the minor