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School of Animation & Visual Effects

MFA Animation & Visual Effects

First Year - 21.0 Units

First Semester 9.0 Units

  • ANM_610: MS: Figurative Concepts
    [Core]
  • ANM_688: MS: Traditional Animation
    [Core]
  • GLA_636:
    [Graduate Liberal Arts: Elective category]
  • GLA_621: History & Techniques of Character Animation
    [Graduate Liberal Arts: Art Historical Awareness & Aesthetic Sensitivity category]

Second Semester 12.0 Units

  • ANM_633: MS: Character Design & Drawing for Animators
    [Core]
  • ANM_685: MS: Storyboarding
    [Core]
  • ANM_692: MS: Traditional Animation 2
    [Core]
  • GLA_699: Special Topics
    [Graduate Liberal Arts: Cross Cultural Understanding category] **Take GLA 699 Mythology for the Modern World.

Second Year - 21.0 Units

Third Semester 12.0 Units

  • ANM_670: MS: Preproduction
    [Core]
  • ANM_605: MS: Layout Design for Animators
    [Core]
  • VIS_611: MS: The Visual Elements of Story
    [Core]
  • ANM_634: MS: Traditional Animation 3 (Character Development)
    [Core]

Fourth Semester 9.0 Units

  • ***_***:
    [Elective By Advisement Course]
  • ANM_800: MS: Directed Study
    [Directed Study]
  • ANM_800: MS: Directed Study
    [Directed Study]

Third Year - 18.0 Units

Fifth Semester 9.0 Units

  • ANM_800: MS: Directed Study
    [Directed Study]
  • ANM_800: MS: Directed Study
    [Directed Study]
  • ***_***:
    [Elective By Advisement Course]

Sixth Semester 9.0 Units

  • ANM_800: MS: Directed Study
    [Directed Study]
  • ANM_800: MS: Directed Study
    [Directed Study]
  • GLA_670: Professional Practices for Animation, VFX, & Games
    Graduate Liberal Arts Elective: Professional Practices category