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Curriculum

Total Credits for the BFA in Animation: 120 (or 126 if an integrated degree in Humanistic Studies, a minor in the Liberal Arts, or the MAT preparatory curriculum is chosen).
The below degree plan is for the 2015-16 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) 9
Humanistic Studies Electives (2 at 300 level and above) 3
Total Credits for the Humanistic Studies and Art History Requirements
42

One of the Humanistic Studies electives in the standard BFA degree plan must be taken in LIT or CWRT (Literature or Creative Writing).

Requirements for the Major in Animation

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Core Electives 9
Studio Electives 6
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
Junior Project AN 302,
AN 303, or
AN 304
3
Stop-Motion Animation AN 225 3
One of the following
2D Character Animation AN 363
3D Character Animation AN 364
Stop-Motion Open Studio AN 340 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 54