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School of Animation & Visual Effects

AA Animation & Visual Effects

First Year - 30.0 Units

First Semester 12.0 Units

  • ANM_101: Introduction to Computer Graphics for Animation
    Pre-Requisite: On campus English as a second language students must pass EAP level 2.
    [Core]
  • FND_110: Analysis of Form
    [Core]
  • MPT_105: Cinematic Storytelling
    Pre-Requisite: On campus English as a second language students must pass EAP level 1.
    [Major]
  • ANM_180: Introduction to Animation Principles & Techniques
    Pre-Requisite: On campus English as a second language students must pass EAP level 2.
    [Core]

Second Semester 18.0 Units

  • FND_112: Figure Drawing
    Pre-Requisite: FND 110 or FND 113. FA & ILL students may take FND 112 concurrently with FND 110.
    [Core]
    OR
  • FND_131: Figure Modeling
    Pre-Requisite: FND 110 or FND 113. Either may be taken concurrently with FND 131.
    [Core]
  • ANM_203: Preproduction Principles
    Pre-Requisite: On campus English as a second language students must pass EAP level 4.
    [Core]
  • LA_108: Composition for the Artist
    Pre-Requisite: English as a second language students must pass LA 103 with a C- or higher
    [Liberal Arts: Written Communications requirement]
  • ***_***:
    [Major]
  • FND_122: Color Fundamentals
    Pre-Requisite: One of the following: ANM 101 or GR 102 or GAM 105 or WNM 105
    [Core] *To be taken in Summer.
  • LA_132: History of Animation
    Pre-Requisite: On campus English as a second language students must pass EAP level 4.
    [Liberal Arts: Art Historical Awareness Requirement] *To be taken in Summer.
    OR
  • LA_134: History & Technology of Visual Effects & Computer Animation
    Pre-Requisite: On campus English as a second language students must pass EAP level 4.
    [Liberal Arts: Art Historical Awareness Requirement] *To be taken in Summer.

Second Year - 36.0 Units

Third Semester 15.0 Units

  • ILL_120: Clothed Figure Drawing 1
    Pre-Requisite: FND 110 & FND 112
    [Core]
    OR
  • ANM_241: Visual Effects 1 - Principles of Compositing
    Pre-Requisite: ANM 105
    [Core]
  • FND_116: Perspective
    Pre-Requisite: FND 110 or FND 113. On campus English as a second language students must pass EAP level 2.
    [Core]
  • ***_***:
    [Major]
  • LA_291: Designing Careers
    Pre-Requisite: LA 108 (Students with start terms of Spring 2013 and beyond must achieve a C- or higher in LA 108)
    [Liberal Arts: Employment Communications & Practices requirement]
  • ***_***:
    [Major]

Fourth Semester 21.0 Units

  • ANM_105: Computer Animation Production
    Pre-Requisite: ANM 101 or ILL 133 and on campus English as a second language students must pass EAP level 4.
    [Core]
  • ANM_205: Careers in Animation & VFX
    Pre-Requisite: ANM 105, ANM 180, LA 291, FND 110 and either FND 122 or FND 125 (2nd Bachelor's Degree students are exempt from LA 291)
    [Core]
  • FA_213: Introduction to Anatomy
    Pre-Requisite: FND 112
    [Core]
    OR
  • ANM_341: Visual Effects 2 - Intermediate Digital Compositing
    Pre-Requisite: ANM 241 & ANM 243
    [Core]
  • LA_120: Art History through the 15th Century
    Pre-Requisite: LA 108 (Students with start terms of Spring 2013 and beyond must achieve a C- or higher in LA 108)
    [Liberal Arts: Art Historical Awareness requirement]
  • LA_202: English Composition: Creative Persuasion & Argument
    Pre-Requisite: LA 108 (Students with start terms of Spring 2013 and beyond must achieve a C- or higher in LA 108)
    [Liberal Arts: Written Communications requirement]
    OR
  • LA_280: Perspective Journalism
    Pre-Requisite: LA 108 (Students with start terms of Spring 2013 and beyond must achieve a C- or higher in LA 108)
    [Liberal Arts: Written Communications requirement]
  • LA_121: Art History through the 19th Century
    Pre-Requisite: LA 108 (Students with start terms of Spring 2013 and beyond must achieve a C- or higher in LA 108)
    [Liberal Arts: Art Historical Awareness requirement] *To be taken in Summer
  • ***_***:
    [Major] *To be taken in Summer.