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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 2016-17 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 6
Academic Electives (Any Level) 6
Humanistic Studies Electives (One at 300 or 400 level) 6
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

*Can be substituted with Advanced Digital Tools with Chair's approval

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Animation Elective 12
Studio Electives 6
Freshman/Sophomore Level
Introduction to 2D Animation AN 202 3
Animation Pre-Production AN 245 3
Digital Tools for Animation* AN 255 3
One tier-1 Elective 3
Junior Level
Character Animation AN 363 or AN 364 3
Professional Development 1.5
Junior Projects 6
Senior Level
Senior Thesis I AN 498 3
Senior Thesis II AN 499 3
Fall Thesis Support 3
Spring Thesis Support 3
Professional Development 1.5
Total Credits for the Animation Requirement 54

Tier 1 (constant rotation every sem)
Intro to 3D Animation
Stop Motion

Junior Projects
Md Film Festival
Astro-Animation (6 CR)
Stop Motion Open Studio
Otherworldly: Puppet and Set
Special Topic in 3D
Documentary Animation
Animation in Unique Spaces
Independent Project

This page was last updated on 06/07/2016.