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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Animation & Visual Effects

The School of Animation and Visual Effects provides students with traditional skills and storytelling abilities that can then be applied to digital technology.

Students take classes specializing in one main area of the industry. Emphasis is placed on creating a professional demo reel and/or portfolio in tune with the latest industry trends.

Learning Outcomes: Degree Breakdowns & Requirements:

BFA Animation & Visual Effects Unit Requirements

Major Coursework
          Core 36 units
          Major 42 units
+Art Electives 9 units
+Liberal Arts 45 units
TOTAL 132 units

BFA Animation & Visual Effects Degree Requirements

3 Written Communication courses
4 Art Historical Awareness courses
1 Employment Communications and Practices course
1 Historical Awareness course
1 Quantitative Literacy course
1 Comparative Ideas & Influences course

And:
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist
Sample Graduation Plan
  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
FALL Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major By Advisement
Major Elective/Minor
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major Core
Major Elective/Minor
Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
WINTER Intersession
SPRING Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
Major By Advisement
Major By Advisement
Liberal Art
Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major By Advisement
Major Elective/Minor
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major Elective/Minor
Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
JUNE Intersession
SUMMER Major Elective/Minor
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Art Elective
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Art Elective
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Art Elective
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Totals 30 units 30 units 30 units 30 units
  Bachelor of Arts Degree in Multimedia Communications
NOTES
  • Students are advised to meet with a Student Services Advisor to map an individualized graduation plan
  • Student Services Advisor approval is required for course loads exceeding 12 units for Fall or Spring semesters and exceeding 6 units in Summer semesters
  • Financial Aid is not available for intersessions
  • A maximum of 1 course may be taken in intersessions
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