Degree Requirements

Animation: Model Four-Year Plan

  • Normal course load is at least 15 semester hours or 5 courses per semester.
  • University core should be selected based on distribution of various disciplines as well as interests and availability.
  • Lower division major requirements should be completed by end of sophomore year.
  • 45 semester hours of upper division coursework are required; these are compromised of upper division core requirements, upper division major requirements, and upper division electives taken.
  • Proper sequencing of major requirements is indicated by prerequisites of individual courses and as noted in the outline below. Please consult assigned academic advisor.
  • Freshman Year

    Fall Semester

    • ANIM 100 History of Animation (3 semester hours)
    • ANIM 210 Visual Story Development (3 semester hours)
    • ART 153 Drawing I (3 semester hours)
    • FFYS 1000 First Year Seminar (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-17 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • ANIM 120 Beginning Animation Workshop (3 semester hours)--must earn B or better
    • ART 154 Drawing II: Figure Drawing (3 semester hours)
    • FTVS 1010 Art of Cinema (4 semester hours) OR
    • FTVS 1020 Art of Screen Media (4 semester hours)
    • SCWR 120 Storytelling for the Screen (3 semester hours)
    • RHET 1000 Rhetorical Arts (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 16-17 semester hours

  • Sophomore Year

    Fall Semester

    • ANIM 220 Intermediate Animation Workshop (3 semester hours)
    • ANIM 260 Digital Toolbox (3 semester hours)
    • ART 300 Figure Drawing Workshop (1 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 13-15 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • ANIM 230 Introduction to 3-D Computer Animation (3 semester hours)
    • ANIM 250 Introduction to Interactive Animation (3 semester hours)
    • ART 300 Figure Drawing Workshop (1 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 13-15 semester hours

  • Junior Year

    Fall Semester

    • ANIM Upper Division Elective (3 semester hours)
    • ART 300 Figure Drawing Workshop (1 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 13-16 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • ANIM Upper Division Elective (3 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-19 semester hours

  • Senior Year

    Fall Semester

    • ANIM 495 Senior Thesis Project/Pre-Production (3 semester hours)
    • ANIM Upper Division Elective (3 semester hours)
    • University Core (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 12-14 semester hours

    Spring Semester

    • ANIM 490 Animation Practicum (3 semester hours)
    • ANIM 496 Senior Thesis Project/Production (3 semester hours)
    • ANIM Upper Division Elective (3 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)
    • Elective (3-4 semester hours)

    Total: 15-17 semester hours