Curriculum

MFA Program Curriculum for the 2017-2018 Cohort

Courses designated with an "R" are required courses, and courses designated with an "E" are electives. Courses with both notations may be used as a required course or as an elective.

Course

Course Title

Credits

R/E

ART 701

Art Research Methodology

3

R

PRJ 601

Digital Arts Survey and Analysis

3

R

CG 501

3D Concepts and Production

3

R

CG 525

Digital Painting: Composition and Color

3

R

ART 702

Thesis Pre-Production

3

R

PRJ 602

Art Production Process

3

R

CG 521

Organic and Hard Surface Modeling

3

R

ART 703

Thesis I

6

R

ART 704

Thesis II

6

R

ART 501

Advanced Figure Drawing

3

E

ART 503

Gesture Drawing

3

E

ART 504

Storyboarding

3

E

ART 511

Oil Painting: The Figure

3

E

ART 512

Plein Aire Painting

3

E

ART 520

Conceptual Design and Illustration

3

E

ART 522

Character Design

3

E

ART 528

Advanced Figure Sculpting

3

E

ART 550

Human Anatomy

3

E

ART 555

Anatomy:  Ecorché

3

E

ART 560

Animal Anatomy and Design

3

E

CG 530

Hair and Clothing Simulation

3

E

CG 570

Digital Painting: Matte and Background

3

E

CG 577

Facial Rigging and Animation

3

E

CG 599

Special Topics

3

E

CG 605

Digital Sculpture

3

E

CG 615

Texturing for 3D

3

E

CG 620

Lighting and Rendering

3

E

CG 661

Advanced Character Creation

3

E

CG 675

Character Rigging

3

E

INT 590

Master's Internship I

3

E

INT 591

Master's Internship II

3

E

PRJ 510

Team Project

3

E

CSX 510

Scripting for Games

3

E

FLM 508

Cinematography and the Art of The Story

3

E

GAMX 500

Game Design, Development and Production

3

E

MCM 600

Masters Continuous Matriculation

1

E

MGT 500

Management for Art Directors

3

E

PHYX 510

Physics for Animation and Modeling

3

E


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