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Minor – Animation

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Students choosing the Minor in Animation must take one of the following two courses:

ANIM 112 Fundamentals of 2-D Computer Based Animation (3)
ANIM 203 3-D Animation (3)

Plus each of the following courses:

ANIM 103 Introduction to Digital Art (3)
ANIM 115 Intro to Sound & Motion Graphics (3)
ANIM 310 Business Planning for Media (3)
ANIM 340 History of Animation (3)

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Creation of digital art as needed for animation using industry-standard software through the medium of digital photography and its application to individual expression.

Students explore and practice 2-D traditional techniques in animation.

Fundamentals of motion graphics including basic motion graphics principles and elements, design and composition, timing and effects, storyboarding and planning, sound and music synchronization. Industry-standard computer applications introduced and applied.

Study of 3-D animation principles using Autodesk’s Maya. Prerequisites: ANIM 100 and ANIM 103.

Explores the roles of the various people and positions involved in the production of animation. Pitching, budgeting, and business plans are covered. Each student submits a budget and a business plan for a project. Students also present a pitch for their final project. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

A critical look at the development of animation styles, both American and international. Students view animation and analyze the social, technological, financial, and political factors that helped shape the development of this art form from its beginnings to how television, computers and the Internet have affected the form.

Course fees

ANIM 100Fundamentals of Animation$200
ANIM 103Introduction to Digital Art$200
ANIM 112Fundamentals of 2-D Computer Based Animation$200
ANIM 115Compositing and Sound for Animators$200
ANIM 2033-D Animation$200
ANIM 210Writing for Animation$70
ANIM 213Character Design, Rigging, and Animation$200
ANIM 218Advanced 2-D Computer Animation Techniques$200
ANIM 222The Art of the Storyboard$200
ANIM 310Business Planning for Media$70
ANIM 314Advanced 3-D Animation Techniques$200
ANIM 340History of Animation$70
ANIM 400Portfolio Preparation$200
ANIM 413Motion Graphics for Film & Television$200
ANIM 415Animation in 3-D (3 cr.)$200
ANIM 450Digital Special Effects for Film and Television$220
ANIM 480Production Practum (1-3)$70-200
ANIM 489Animation Workshop$70-200
ANIM 490Independent Study$70-200
ANIM 495Internship$70
ANIM 496Culminating Project$200
ARTA 120Introduction to Drawing$200
ARTA 1212-D Design Methods$200
ARTA 201Comp Anatomy & Figure Drawing$200
ARTA 3123-D Design Methods$200
ARTA 320Introduction to Painting$200
ARTA 401Advanced Drawing$200
BIOL 101Introduction to Biology with lab$70
BIOL 121General Biology I$70
BIOL 122General Biology II$70
BIOL 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I$70
BIOL 202Human Anatomy and Physiology II$70
BIOL 215Introduction to Microbiology$70
BIOL 321General Microbiology$200
BIOL 421Immunology$200
CHEM 101Introduction to Chemistry$70
CHEM 121General Chemistry 1$70
CHEM 122General Chemistry II$70
CHEM 221Organic Chemistry I$70
CHEM 222Organic Chemistry II$70
CHEM 421Biochemistry$200
CHEM 495Internship$70
CSCI 210Computer Architecture$70
CSCI 220Operating Systems$70
CSCI 221Intro to Computer Science$70
CSCI 233Ethics for Computer Science$70
CSCI 310Software Engineering$70
CSCI 315Data Structure & Algorithims$70
CSCI 317Database Fundamentals$70
CSCI 320Parallel & Distributive Prog$70
CSCI 430Mobile and Smart Computing$70
CTVU 101Introduction to Aesthetics of Film and Television$70
CTVU 102Cinema-Television Equipment Workshop$200
CTVU 105Survey of Film and Television$70
CTVU 229Fundamentals of Cinema Production$200
CTVU 250Fundamentals of Broadcast Television (3)$200
CTVU 256Fundamentals of Post-Production (3)$200
CTVU 310Screenwriting$70
CTVU 330Producing and Directing Broadcast Television (3)$200
CTVU 345Lighting Aesthetics and Design for Cinema-Television (3)$200
CTVU 346Camera Operations/Film & Video$200
CTVU 350Broadcast Television Field Production (3)$200
CTVU 352Broadcast TV Tech Production$200
CTVU 380Broadcast TV Prod Practicum$200
CTVU 427Film Producing$200
CTVU 458Sound Design$200
CTVU 460Directing$200
CTVU 470Editing$200
CTVU 475Special Topics$200
CTVU 480Production Practicum$70
CTVU 495Internship$70
CTVU 496Senior Project (3)$200
ENGL 501Tutoring Writing$395
GENE 100The Making of a Christian Mind$75
GENE 402The Making of a Christian Leader$75
GENE 402aThe Making of a Christian Leader/Service-Learning Experience$75
HIST 205Western Civilization I$50
ISYS 315Data Structures and Algorithms$70
ISYS 317Database Fundamentals$70
MUSI 220Fundamentals of Music Theory (3cr.)$70
MUSI 301Music History 1 (3 cr.)$70
MUSI 348Ensemble Performance (1 cr.)$70
MUSI 349Voice Lessons (1 cr.)$70
NURS 310Professional Health Assessment$186
PARA 220Legal Research & Writing$200
PHYS 221General Physics I$70
PHYS 222General Physics II$200
THEU 101Introduction to Theatre$70
THEU 105Stagecraft (3)$200
THEU 132Basic Acting 1 (3)$200
THEU 181Practicum in Theatre Production (1)*$70
THEU 221Movement for the Stage (3)$200
THEU 227Makeup for the Theatre (3)$200
THEU 232Basic Acting 2 (3)$200
THEU 234Voice/Diction for Stage 1$200
THEU 251Improvisation (3)$200
THEU 305Advanced Stagecraft$200
THEU 310Playwriting$70
THEU 312Stage Combat (3)$200
THEU 314Play Analysis$70
THEU 320Auditioning and the Business of Theatre$70
THEU 321Costume Design (3)$200
THEU 322Fundamentals of Directing$200
THEU 323Scenic & Lighting (3)$200
THEU 324Stage Management$70
THEU 330Screen Acting I$200
THEU 337Voice/Diction for Stage 2$200
THEU 375Special Topics in Theatre$70-200
THEU 402Modern Drama$70
THEU 405Theatre History 1$70
THEU 406Theatre History 2$70
THEU 420Performance Studio$200
THEU 430Screen Acting 2$200
THEU 437Voice and Movement Integration$200
THEU 490Independent Study$70-200
THEU 495Theatre Internship$70
THEU 496Portfolio Development$70
UED 480aPracticum I$70
UED 480bPracticum II$70
UED 495Field Experience/Student Teach$200
UED 496Field Experience E-Portfolio$200
CSCI 210Computer Architecture$70
CSCI 220Operating Systems$70
CSCI 221Intro to Computer Science$70
CSCI 233Ethics for Computer Science$70
CSCI 310Software Engineering$70
CSCI 315Data Structure & Algorithims$70
CSCI 317Database Fundamentals$70
CSCI 320Parallel & Distributive Prog$70
CSCI 430Mobile and Smart Computing$70
CYBR 630Info Systems Security & Assurance$70 FLAT
ISYS 315Data Structures and Algorithms$70
ISYS 317Database Fundamentals$70
PARA 220Legal Research & Writing$200
UNIV 500Foundations/Grad Success$500

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