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Curriculum

Total Credits for the BFA in Animation: 126 (132 if an integrated degree in Animation + Humanistic Studies is selected)
The below degree plan is for the 2013-14 academic year. Existing students should use MyMICA or contact their Advisor to get a personalized degree plan.

Foundation Requirements: All students must complete the following requirements.

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Elements of Visual Thinking I FF 100 3
Sculptural Forms FF 101 3
Elements of Visual Thinking II FF 102 3
Painting I FF 150 3
Drawing I FF 198 3
Drawing II FF 199 3
Electronic Media & Culture FF 210 3
Foundation Studio Elective 3
Total Credits for the Foundation Requirements 24

Humanistic Studies and Art History Requirements

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Critical Inquiry LA 101 3
Intellectual History Electives 1 and 2 6
Science/Math Elective 3
Theory Elective 3
Art Matters AH 100 3
Modernism and After AH 201 3
History of Animation AH 366 3
Art History Electives 9
Humanistic Studies Elective (any level) 3
Humanistic Studies Electives (2 at 300 level and above) 6
Total Credits for the Humanistic Studies and Art History Requirements
42

Requirements for the Major in Animation

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Core Electives 12
Studio Electives 9
History of Animation AH 366 3
Introduction to 2D Animation AN 202 3
Introduction to 3D Computer Animation AN 203 3
Animation Pre-Production AN 245 3
Digital Tools for Animation AN 255 3
Sophomore Seminar AN 280 3
One of the following
Animation II: 2D AN 302
Advanced 3D Open Studio AN 305 3
Stop-Motion Open Studio AN 340 3
Stop-Motion Animation AN 225 3
2D or 3D Character Animation AN 363/364 3
Junior Seminar AN 380 3
Senior level
Senior Thesis I AN 498 3
Senior Thesis II AN 499 6
Total Credits for the Animation Requirement 60