Animation and Illustration Major (B.F.A.)

The Animation/Illustration Major is an interdisciplinary program balancing traditional forms of creative storytelling with state-of-the-art technology. This approach prepares students for challenging careers in areas such as 2-D and 3-D animation, advertising, book and editorial illustration, and comic and children’s book art. The program is based in the Department of Art and Design. For further information, go to: Animation/Illustration (BFA)

Program Requirements

Students must complete 22 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Core Requirements
ARFD 121Foundations I: Concept, Process and Application3
ARFD 122Foundations II: 2D Design3
ARFD 123Foundations III: Visual Organization - 3D Design3
ARFD 124Foundations IV: Figure Drawing3
ARFD 125Foundations V: Color, Light and Time3
Art and Design History
ARHT 105Art in Western Civilization: Ancient Through Medieval3
ARHT 106Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance through Modern3
ARHT 280Asian Art3
Select one of the following:3
Field Trip in Art History
Modern Philosophies of Art
Asian Art
African Art: Sub-Saharan
American Art
History of the Print
History of Photography
History of Industrial Design
History of Textiles
Aegean Art and Archaeology
Greek Art
Roman Art
Early Medieval Art: Early Christian, Byzantine Early Medieval
Medieval Art: Romanesque and Gothic
Renaissance Art in Italy: The Fifteenth Century
Renaissance Art in Italy: The Sixteenth Century
Northern Renaissance Painting
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Art
Art of the Nineteenth Century
Nineteenth Century American Painting
Twentieth-Century Art
Modern Architecture
The Critical Approach
Contemporary Art
Selected Problems in Art History
Independent Study: Art History
Independent Study: Senior Thesis (BA Art History)
Illustration/Animation Major Studio
Required Studio Courses
ARDW 200Drawing, Beginning I3
ARIL 220Illustration, Beginning I3
ARIL 230Illustration, Beginning II3
ARIL 261Character Design for 2D Animation3
ARIL 262Principles of 2D Animation3
ARIL 264Digital Illustration3
ARIL 320Illustration III, Art of the Visual Narrative3
ARIL 321Intermediate 3D Computer Illustration and Animation Arts: Animation3
ARIL 360Intermediate 3D II - Motion, Lighting and Texture Mapping3
ARPA 200Painting, Beginning I3
FILM 230Introduction to Screenwriting3
ARIL 221Intro 3D Computer Illustration and Animation Arts: Modeling3
ARGD 211Fundamentals of Adobe Creative Suite - Mac 13
Animation or Illustration Track
Select one of the following tracks:15
Animation Track
Animation Production
Animation for the Internet and Mobile Media
Animation: Broadcast Graphics
Advanced 3-D Computer Illustration and Animation Arts
Advanced Animation II: Interactive Media/Gaming
Illustration Track
Introduction to Cartooning
Editorial Illustration
Professional Business Practice for the Artist
Illustration IV: Advanced
Portfolio for Illustrators
Studio Electives
Select 3-6 credits from the following:3-6
Drawing, Beginning II
Graphic Design, Beginning I
Graphic Design, Beginning II
Web Page Design
Art Forum
Introduction to Cartooning
Animation Production
Animation for the Internet and Mobile Media
Editorial Illustration
Professional Business Practice for the Artist
Animation: Broadcast Graphics
Advanced 3-D Computer Illustration and Animation Arts
Illustration IV: Advanced
Portfolio for Illustrators
Advanced Animation II: Interactive Media/Gaming
Painting, Beginning II
Digital Photo and Imaging I
Printmaking, Beginning I
Sculpture, Beginning I
Sculpture: Clay, Introduction A
Film Making I
Digital Filmmaking I
Digital Filmmaking II
Audio Production for Film/Digital Media
Film Editing
Senior Year Requirements
ARIL 422Final Project I4
ARIL 423Final Project II4
Total Credits92
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Students may test out of this course. An additional studio course must be taken.