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B.F.A. in animation

Available at:  
- Atlanta
- Savannah

Foundation studies: 35 hours

  • DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space
  • DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization
  • DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media
  • DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application
  • Select one of these three options:

  • DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space
  • DRAW 200 Life Drawing I
  • DRAW 240 Inventing Environments
  • Select one of these two options:

  • DRAW 206 Drawing for Storyboarding
  • DSGN 208 Storyboarding Essentials
  • Studio elective

General education: 55 hours

  • Select one of these three options:

  • BUSI 101 The Design of Business
  • BUSI 210 Management in the Creative Environment
  • LIBA 288 Media Literacy Theory
  • COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas
  • CTXT 121 Culture in Context: Caves to Cathedrals
  • CTXT 122 Culture in Context: Age of Exploration to Postmodernity
  • ENGL 123 Ink to Ideas: Critical Concepts in Literature and Writing
  • DIGI 130 Digital Communication
  • ENGL 142 Foundations of Story
  • Select one of these three options:

  • CINE 205 Reading Films
  • CINE 275 History of Cinema
  • ARLH or ARTH elective
  • General education elective
  • Mathematics/natural sciences elective
  • Social/behavioral sciences elective

Major curriculum: 80 hours

  • ANIM 190 Survey of Animation: Professional Pathways
  • ANIM 223 Historical Adventures in Cinematic Animation
  • ANIM 390 Animation Business and Professional Practices
  • ANIM 395 Collaborative Experiences in Animation
  • ANIM 408 Animated Capstone Film: Preproduction
  • ANIM 448 Animated Capstone Film: Production
  • ANIM 488 Animated Capstone Film: Postproduction
  • Select two of these four options:

  • ANIM 479 Undergraduate Internship
  • PRO 580 SCADpro Collaboration
  • ANIM, ARVR, DWRI, FILM, ILLU, ITGM, MOME, PREV, SDGM, SEQA, SNDS, TECH or VSFX elective
  • ANIM, ARVR, DWRI, FILM, ILLU, ITGM, MOME, PREV, SDGM, SEQA, SNDS, TECH or VSFX elective

Select one concentration to complete the major curriculum:

  • 2-D animation

  • ANIM 202 Core Principles of 2-D Animation
  • ANIM 272 2-D Animation: Character Set-up and Pipeline Creation
  • ANIM 332 2-D Animation: Character Performance Essentials
  • ANIM 352 2-D Animation Effects: Mastering the Elements
  • ANIM 372 Collaborative Experiences: 2-D Production Pipeline
  • ANIM 382 2-D Animation: Digital Production and Compositing
  • ANIM 402 2-D Animation: Expressive Character Acting
  • 3-D character animation

  • ANIM 253 Core Principles of 3-D Character Animation
  • ANIM 303 3-D Character Animation: Performance Essentials
  • ANIM 313 Collaborative Experiences: 3-D Production Pipeline
  • ANIM 323 3-D Character Animation: Expressive Character Acting
  • ANIM 353 3-D Character Animation: Creatures and Quadrupeds
  • ANIM 383 3-D Character Animation: Performance Through Dialogue
  • ANIM 423 3-D Character Animation: Believability and Nuance
  • Storytelling and concept development

  • ANIM 275 Core Principles of Animated Storytelling and Concept Development
  • ANIM 315 Story and Concept: Narrative Principles for Animation
  • ANIM 325 Story and Concept: Visual Design and World Building
  • ANIM 335 Story and Concept: Animation Character and Creature Design
  • ANIM 345 Story and Concept: Storyboarding and Staging
  • ANIM 365 Story and Concept: Seeding the Narrative
  • ANIM 385 Story and Concept: Concept Development for Animation
  • Technical animation

  • ANIM 249 Core Principles of Technical Animation
  • ANIM 289 Technical Animation: Fundamentals of Character Rigging
  • ANIM 349 Technical Animation: Digital Modeling for Environments and Props
  • ANIM 359 Technical Animation: Organic Surface Modeling
  • ANIM 369 Technical Animation: Animation Look Development
  • ANIM 379 Technical Animation: Lighting for Animation
  • ANIM 419 Technical Animation: Cloth and Hair for Animation

Additional electives: 10 hours

  • Free elective
  • Free elective

Total course of study: 180 hours