BAA in Media Arts - Concentration in Animation

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Applied Arts in media arts — concentration in animation consists of 120 credit hours. In addition to the university scholastic, residence and general education requirements, students must take the following required courses (some required courses may also fulfill general education requirements): 21 credit hours in common core courses and 54 credit hours in a discipline specific track. BAA majors are required to earn a minimum grade of C in each course designated as a C-required course.

Course Title Hours
Media Arts Core Courses
MART 101Introduction to Media Arts3
MART 102Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Analysis3
COMM 306Introduction to Multimedia3
COMM 406Audio Storytelling and Podcasting3
or MART 311 Introduction to Sound for Digital Media
MART 391Professional Practices in Media Arts - Portfolio1
MART 392Professional Practices in Media Arts - Business Development1
MART 393Professional Practices in Media Arts - Legal Issues1
MART 299Media Arts Practicum I1
MART 399AMedia Arts Practicum II - Animation2
MART 499AMedia Arts Practicum III - Animation3
Total Credit Hours21
Course Title Hours
Animation Concentration Requirements
ARTF 136Foundation 2-D Design3
ARTF 145Foundation Drawing3
ARTS 240Introduction to Life Drawing3
or MART 270 Figure Drawing for Animators
MART 220Computer Modeling3
ARTH 125_Select one ARTH 125 lettered course - art history, bodies or play3
Select one 100 level art history elective3
MART 222Digital Animation I3
MART 322Digital Animation II3
MART 353Video Storytelling3
MART 354Clay Modeling3
MART 422Digital Animation III3
Select one 300 level art history elective3
THEA 390Acting for the Camera3
MART 352Story Boarding3
THEA 516Scriptwriting I3
MART 357Rigging3
ARTG 490Graphic Design Applications3
MART 424Compositing and VFX I3
With the assistance of an advisor, select sufficient general education and elective courses to meet the required 120 credit hours. These electives could include a minor.
Total Credit Hours54

Applied Learning

Students in the BAA in media arts - concentration in animation program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from this program. The requirement can be met by enrolling in and completing three levels of Media Arts Practicum: I, II and III.