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Animation + Humanistic Studies

Total Credits for the BFA in Animation + Humanistic Studies: 126
The below degree plan is for the 2016-2017 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
Critical Inquiry HMST 101 3
Art Matters AH 100 3
Total Credits for the Foundation Requirements 30

Humanistic Studies Major Degree Requirements

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Sophomore Humanistic Studies Seminar HMST 220 3
Major Topic Seminars * 15
Senior Thesis I HMST 480 3
Senior Thesis II HMST 490 3
Modernism and After AH 201 3
Humanistic Studies Electives ** 12
Art History Elective 9
Total Credits for the Humanistic Studies and Art History Requirements

Requirements for the Major in Animation

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Animation Elective 12
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 48

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