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School of Animation & Visual Effects

BFA ANM - Visual Effects

First Year - 30.0 Units

First Semester 12.0 Units

  • ANM_101: Introduction to Computer Graphics for Animation
    [Core]
  • FND_113: Sketching for Communication
    [Core]
  • ANM_180: Introduction to Animation Principles & Techniques
    [Core]
  • WNM_236: Digital Photography
    [Core]

Second Semester 18.0 Units

  • ANM_105: Computer Animation Production
    [Core]
  • ANM_203: Preproduction Principles
    [Core]
  • ANM_109: Editing for Animation & VFX
    [Major]
  • LA_108: Composition for the Artist
    [Liberal Arts: Written Communication requirement]
  • MPT_105: Cinematic Storytelling
    [Major] *To be taken in Summer.
  • LA_134: History & Technology of Visual Effects & Computer Animation
    [Liberal Arts: Art Historical Awareness Requirement] *To be taken in Summer.

Second Year - 36.0 Units

Third Semester 15.0 Units

  • ANM_204: 3D Modeling & Animation for VFX (Maya)
    [Major]
  • ANM_206: Producing for Animation & Visual Effects
    [Core]
  • ANM_241: Visual Effects 1 - Principles of Compositing
    [Core]
  • LA_291: Designing Careers
    [Liberal Arts: Employment Communications & Practices requirement]
  • (LA_202: English Composition: Creative Persuasion & Argument, OR LA_280: Perspective Journalism)
    [Liberal Arts: Written Communications Requirement] [Liberal Arts: Written Communications Requirement]

Fourth Semester 21.0 Units

  • ANM_251: Fundamentals of Texturing & Lighting
    [Core]
  • ANM_341: Visual Effects 2 - Intermediate Digital Compositing
    [Core]
  • (ANM_246: Digital Painting for VFX Artists, ANM_253: Lighting for VFX, OR ANM_254: Dynamics 1: Particles)
    [Major] [Major] [Major]
  • ANM_205: Careers in Animation & VFX
    [Core] ---MIDPOINT REVIEW---
  • LA_120: Art History through the 15th Century
    [Liberal Arts: Art Historical Awareness Requirement]
  • ***_***:
    [Major] *To be taken in Summer.
  • LA_121: Art History through the 19th Century
    [Liberal Arts: Art Historical Awareness Requirement] *To be taken in Summer.

Third Year - 36.0 Units

Fifth Semester 15.0 Units

  • ANM_342: VFX 3: Node-Based Compositing 1
    [Major]
  • (ANM_243: Rotoscoping, ANM_353: Advanced Texturing & Lighting, ANM_354: Dynamics 2: Fluid Simulation, OR ANM_357: 3D Texture Painting)
    [Major] [Major] [Major] [Major]
  • (ANM_255: Scripting, ANM_345: Matte Painting, OR ANM_352: Matchmoving)
    [Major] [Major] [Major]
  • (LA_110: English Composition: Narrative Storytelling, OR LA_133: Short Form Writing)
    [Liberal Arts: Written Communication requirement] [Liberal Arts: Written Communication requirement]
  • ***_***:
    [Liberal Arts: Art Historical Awareness Requirement]

Sixth Semester 21.0 Units

  • ANM_498: Collaborative Project
    [Major]
  • (ANM_441: VFX 4: Node-Based Compositing 2, ANM_445: Advanced Matte Painting, ANM_451: Renderman, OR ANM_***: )
    [Major] [Major] [Major] [Major] **Select a dynamics course.
  • ***_***:
    [Liberal Arts: Cultural Ideas & Influences requirement]
  • ***_***:
    [Liberal Arts: Historical Awareness requirement]
  • ***_***:
    [Liberal Arts: Quantitative Literacy requirement]
  • ***_***:
    [Liberal Arts By Advisement] *To be taken in Summer.
  • ***_***:
    [Art Elective 1] *To be taken in Summer.

Fourth Year - 30.0 Units

Seventh Semester 12.0 Units

  • ANM_498: Collaborative Project
    [Major]
  • ANM_405: Senior Portfolio for Animation & VFX
    [Core] ---FINAL REVIEW---
  • ***_***:
    [Major]
  • ***_***:
    [Liberal Arts By Advisement Course]

Eighth Semester 18.0 Units

  • ***_***:
    [Major]
  • ANM_498: Collaborative Project
    [Major]
  • ***_***:
    [Liberal Arts By Advisement Course]
  • ***_***:
    [Art Elective 2]
  • ***_***:
    [Liberal Arts By Advisement Course] *To be taken in Summer.
  • ***_***:
    [Art Elective 3] *To be taken in Summer.