Animation and Visual Effects Major

59 units

ART 230Figurative Lab3
ANIM 111Digital Methods2
ANIM 117Color and Design3
ANIM 190Introduction to Animation Principles and Techniques3
ANIM 1922D Character Animation3
ANIM 202Storyboarding for Animation3
ANIM 203Introduction to Computer Animation3
ANIM 204Layout Fundamentals [Proposed]3
ANIM 205Computer Graphic Character Animation3
ANIM 207Action Analysis for Animation2
ANIM 212Character Design 1 [Proposed]3
CINE 274Story and Character3
WRIT 220Writing 2: Film Analysis and Criticism 13
Emphasis: Animation or Visual Effects22
Total Units59
Animation Emphasis
ANIM 305Visual Development [Proposed]3
CINE 322Sound Design3
ANIM 345Advanced Story Concepts [Proposed]3
ANIM 3922D Character Animation 2 [Proposed]3
ANIM 395Animation Film Workshop [Proposed]3
ANIM 445Portfolio Review and Preparation [Proposed]1
CINE 499Capstone Project in Cinematic Arts (course is taken twice) 26
Total Units22
Visual Effects Emphasis
ANIM 307CG Character Animation 2 [Proposed]3
ANIM 358Rigging for Animation [Proposed]3
ANIM 390CG Production Modeling [Proposed]3
ANIM 395Animation Film Workshop [Proposed]3
ANIM 445Portfolio Review and Preparation [Proposed]1
CINE 391Visual Effects and Compositing3
CINE 499Capstone Project in Cinematic Arts 23
Total Units22

Suggested Study Plan: Years 1 and 2

Plan of Study Grid
Year I
FallUnits
GE 100 First-Year Seminar 3
MATH 130
Introduction to Statistics
or College Algebra
or Mathematics in Society
3
Fitness for Life 1
ANIM 190 Introduction to Animation Principles and Techniques 3
ART 230 Figurative Lab 3
ANIM 117 Color and Design 3
 Units16
Spring
WRIT 110 Writing 1: The Art and Craft of Writing 3
ANIM 192 2D Character Animation 3
CINE 274 Story and Character 3
ANIM 111 Digital Methods 2
MIN 108 Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry 3
Elective 3
 Units17
Year II
Fall
WRIT 220 Writing 2: Film Analysis and Criticism 3
BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology 3
ANIM 202 Storyboarding for Animation 3
ANIM 203 Introduction to Computer Animation 3
ANIM 207 Action Analysis for Animation 2
 Units14
Spring
PSYC 290 Human Growth and Development 3
GE Humanities: Literature 3
ANIM 205 Computer Graphic Character Animation 3
ANIM 212 Character Design 1 [Proposed] 3
ANIM 204 Layout Fundamentals [Proposed] 3
 Units15
 Total Units62

Suggested Study Plan: Years 3 and 4: Animation

Plan of Study Grid
Year III
FallUnits
GE Humanities: History 3
ANIM 305 Visual Development [Proposed] 3
ANIM 392 2D Character Animation 2 [Proposed] 3
UBBL 100 Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy 3
COMM 111 Public Communication 3
 Units15
Spring
UBBL 230 Luke/Acts 3
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3
ANIM 345 Advanced Story Concepts [Proposed] 3
ANIM 395 Animation Film Workshop [Proposed] 3
CINE 475 Civic Engagement Through Media 3
 Units15
Year IV
Fall
GE: Theology 3
CINE 451 World Cinema 3
CINE 499 Capstone Project in Cinematic Arts 3
CINE 322 Sound Design 3
CINE 375 Writing 3: Screenwriting 3
 Units15
Spring
CINE 499 Capstone Project in Cinematic Arts 3
ANIM 445 Portfolio Review and Preparation [Proposed] 1
GE: Upper Division Bible 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Units13
 Total Units58

Suggested Study Plan: Years 3 and 4: Visual Effects

Plan of Study Grid
Year III
FallUnits
GE Humanities: History 3
ANIM 390 CG Production Modeling [Proposed] 3
ANIM 307 CG Character Animation 2 [Proposed] 3
UBBL 100 Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy 3
COMM 111 Public Communication 3
 Units15
Spring
UBBL 230 Luke/Acts 3
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3
ANIM 358 Rigging for Animation [Proposed] 3
ANIM 395 Animation Film Workshop [Proposed] 3
CINE 475 Civic Engagement Through Media 3
 Units15
Year IV
Fall
GE: Theology 3
CINE 451 World Cinema 3
CINE 499 Capstone Project in Cinematic Arts 3
CINE 375 Writing 3: Screenwriting 3
CINE 391 Visual Effects and Compositing 3
 Units15
Spring
CINE 499 Capstone Project in Cinematic Arts 3
ANIM 445 Portfolio Review and Preparation [Proposed] 1
GE: Upper Division Bible 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Units13
 Total Units58

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Story – Describe an understanding of the integral structures of cinematic storytelling and implement these in criticism, scripts and productions.
  2. Technical Practice – Demonstrate proficiency in the aesthetic, practical, and technical aspects of writing, production, or criticism.
  3. Knowledge/Analysis – Articulate, critique, and apply the historic, social, and theoretical contexts of the cinematic arts.
  4. Professional Development – Implement the protocol, vocabulary, and work ethic necessary for professional careers.
  5. Collaboration – Serve as a member of a creative team in leadership and servanthood roles to meet project goals.
  6. Spiritual/Faith – Integrate an understanding of Christian faith through critical, creative, and collaborative endeavors.