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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 2017 - 18 academic year. Existing students should use MyMICA or contact their Advisor to get a personalized degree plan.

First-Year Requirements

All students must complete the following requirements:

Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
Forum I FF 111 3.00
Forum II FF 112 3.00
Color & Design FF 120A or 120B 3.00
Form & Space FF 130A or 130B 3.00
Systems & Time FF 140A or 140B 3.00
Drawing: Tradition & Innovation FF 161 3.00
Drawing: Contemporary Practices FF 162 3.00
First-Year Studio Elective 3.00
Total Credits for the First-Year Requirements: 24.00

Liberal Arts Requirements

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

Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
Art Matters AH 100 3.00
Modernism & After AH 201 3.00
Art History Electives AH 6.00
Critical Inquiry HMST 101 3.00
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (any level)* 3.00
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (300 or 400 level)* 3.00
Intellectual History I and II -IH1 and -IH2 6.00
Science/Math Elective NSCI 3.00
Theory -TH 3.00
Academic Electives (or Writing Workshop, if required) 6.00
Total Credits for the Liberal Arts Requirements:

Animation Major Requirements

Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
Principles of Animation AN 202 3.00
Introduction to 3D Computer Animation or Stop-Motion Animation AN 203 or AN 225 3.00
Animation Pre-Production AN 245 3.00
Digital Tools for Animation (may be substituted with Advanced Digital Tools with Chairpersons approval) AN 255 3.00
Advanced Stop Motion, 2D or 3D Character AN 340, AN 363 or AN 364 3.00
History of Animation (fulfills 3 of 9.00 Art History Elective credit requirement) AH 366 3.00
Professional Practice for Animators I AN 385 1.50
Professional Practice for Animators II AN 485 1.50
Animation Senior Thesis I AN 498 6.00
Animation Senior Thesis II AN 499 6.00
Animation Electives AN 9.00
Project Courses (to be determined) 9.00
Studio Electives 6.00
Total Credits for the Animation Major Requirements: 57.00