Degree Requirements for the 2017-2018 Cohort

Number of Credits and GPA

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation requires completion of at least 131 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. The program usually spans eight semesters of 15 weeks each, or four academic years.

Grade Requirement and Core Courses

Core courses, both required and elective, must be passed with a final grade of C- (or 1.7 quality points) or higher. (In a non-core course, a grade of "D" [or 1.0 quality points] is considered passing.) Certain required courses are survey or introductory courses, which include a three-credit course with the PHY designation, SOS 115, CS 115, COM 250, and LAW 115 and are considered to be non-core courses.

Animation

The following courses are required: ANI 101 and ANI 151. (Total: 6 credits)

Art

The following courses are required: ART 101, ART 115, ART 120, ART 125, ART 130, ART 150, ART 151, ART 200, ART 201, ART 251, ART 300, ART 350, ART 401, and ART 450. (Total: 42 credits)

Computer Graphics

The following courses are required: CG 201, CG 225, CG 275, and CG 300. (Total: 12 credits)

Film

The following courses are required: FLM 115 and either FLM 201 or FLM 210. (Total: 6 credits)

Humanities and Social Science

The following courses are required: COL 101, COL 230, COM 250, LAW 115, SOS 115, ENG 116, and any ENG elective 150 or higher. (Total: 17 credits)

Projects

The following courses are required: PRJ 101, PRJ 201 or PRJ 202, PRJ 251 or PRJ 252, PRJ 300, PRJ 350 or PRJ 352, PRJ 400 or PRJ 402, and PRJ 450. Please note that internship courses INT 390 and INT 450 may be taken in place of PRJ 400, PRJ 402, and PRJ 450. (Total: 27 credits)

Science

The following courses are required: CS 115 and any 3 credit course with the PHY designation. (Total: 6 credits)

Electives

Students must take one open elective, one general education elective, and three designated electives from any of the following 300 level or higher courses: ART, ANI, FLM, or CG. The following courses are excluded: ART 102, ART 126, ART 210, ART 400, CG 102, CG 125, and CG 130. (Total: 15 credits)

Note on General Education Courses

The following courses satisfy the general education requirement for the BFA in Digital Art and Animation: ART 115 (3), ENG 116 (3), any ENG elective 150 level or higher (3), FLM 115 (3), LAW 115 (3), SOS 115 (3), CS 115 (3), COM 250 (3), and any 3 credit course with the PHY designation (3). Additionally, students must take a general education elective (any ENG, LAW, HIS, SOS, PSY, or MAT course) (3).


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