Feb 02, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Animation and Visual Effects Concentration BFA

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All programs in the Department of Art & Design are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the B.F.A. and B.A. program is by application (usually at the end of the sophomore year), providing the student has met the following requirements:

1. Completion of: ART 1340 , ART 1350 , ART 1045 , ART 1360  and

2. Completion of a Portfolio Review in which the faculty will vote based on the quality of the student’s work.  Should faculty vote to deny entrance to the program, the student may appeal and/or re-apply the following semester.


Computer animation and cinematic digital imagery/effects are related and versatile skills for commercial artists. Covering topics such as hand drawn animation, 3D computer animation, digital model building, digital painting, visual effects compositing, live action green screen filming, motion capture technology, and virtual reality systems, students will gain a generalist knowledge of the field. Critical and thoughtful exploration of these subjects is essential for student understanding and appreciation for this quickly evolving form of art and media.

General Education Core

Credit Hours
see General Education   41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1

Major Core Requirements

Concentration Requirements

Total Hours 12

Total Hours 21

Total Hours 6

Total Hours 6

Total Hours 18

Total Program Hours 120

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