May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Computer Animation, BFA

The BFA degree in Computer Animation is offered as a professional degree. The educational experience and subsequent body of work reflect three areas of success in the animation profession: a capstone animated film created in a collaborative, team-oriented setting; an animated short created as a solo thesis project; and additional courses in critical studies, story, advanced CG animation, and the technical facility that seeks to prepare students for immediate entry into the professional world.

As a result of successfully completing program requirements, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiencies in digital and computer-generated software and technology through the creation of animated projects;
  • demonstrate a comprehension of history, aesthetics and the analytical context of animation in cinema through written, oral and animated presentations;
  • employ a professional level of industry practices, standards and career strategies to successfully market and showcase their animated work;
  • collaborate on a team project in the development, production and presentation of an animated short film;
  • create and present an animated thesis film; and
  • create a professional quality animation portfolio demonstrating original cinematic material and a developed artistic voice.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS - 79 credits required