Storyboarding and Character Design Concentration, Animation (BFA)

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Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
ANI 154DIGITAL PAINTING WORKSHOP2
ANI 324STORY DEVELOPMENT4
ANI 327HAND-DRAWN CHARACTER ANIMATION4
ANI 340ANIMATION PRODUCTION II4
ANI 344VISUAL DESIGN FOR GAMES4
ANI 345CHARACTER DESIGN4
ART 110BEGINNING PAINTING4
ART 206INTERMEDIATE DRAWING4
ART 318ADVANCED FIGURE DRAWING4
or ART 317 ADVANCED FIGURE SCULPTURE
FILM 233CINEMA & ART (FORMERLY DC 233)4
or ANI 363 CINEMA AND ART FOR ANIMATORS
ILL 220MAKING COMICS4
POST 110EDITING I (FORMERLY DC 220)4
SCWR 101SCREENWRITING FOR MAJORS (FORMERLY DC 101)4
Select two (2) Studio Art Electives8
Select four (4) Animation Electives16
Select 22 credit hours of Open Electives22

Major Electives

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.

Studio Art Electives

Students in the Storyboarding and Character Design concentration must take two (2) Studio Art courses from the following list as part of their Major Elective requirements:

Course Title Quarter Hours
THREE DIMENSIONAL FOUNDATIONS
BEGINNING SCULPTURE
COLOR THEORY AND APPLICATION
INTERMEDIATE DRAWING
INTERMEDIATE PAINTING I
WATERCOLOR PAINTING
INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE
BEGINNING FIGURE SCULPTURE
BEGINNING PRINTMAKING
SCREEN PRINTING
PAINTING: MIXOLOGY
ADVANCED DRAWING
ADVANCED PAINTING I
ADVANCED PAINTING II
FIGURE PAINTING
ADVANCED FIGURE DRAWING
INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING
FIGURE DRAWING IN CONTEXT
DRAWING PROJECTS
SENIOR PROJECT STUDIO

Animation Electives

Students in the Storyboarding and Character Design concentration must take four (4) animation courses from the following list as part of their Major Elective requirements:

Course Title Quarter Hours
ANIMATION FIGURE STUDY
ADVANCED STORYBOARDING
3D ANIMATION
ADVANCED STOP MOTION ANIMATION
MOTION GRAPHICS
3D CHARACTER ANIMATION
ADVANCED 3D CHARACTER ANIMATION
HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION
3D CHARACTER MODELING
3D RIGGING
3D MODELING STUDIO
ENVIRONMENT MODELING
3D ORGANIC MODELING
3D TEXTURING AND LIGHTING
ANIMATION PRODUCTION III
STOP MOTION ANIMATION
EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION
HYBRID ANIMATION
POST-PRODUCTION WORKSHOP

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduate requirements of 208 hours.​​​