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BFA Visual Development

First Year - 30.0 Units

First Semester 12.0 Units

  • (VIS_103: Visual Development Imaging, OR ILL_133: Digital Media 1: Photography & Imaging)
    [Core] [Core]
  • FND_110: Analysis of Form
    [Core]
  • FND_131: Figure Modeling
    [Core]
  • LA_137: History of Visual Development
    [Liberal Arts: Art Historical Awareness requirement]

Second Semester 18.0 Units

  • FND_112: Figure Drawing
    [Core]
  • FND_116: Perspective
    [Core]
  • FASCU_270: Ecorche
    [Core]
  • VIS_150: Visual Development 1
    [Core]
  • FND_125: Color and Design
    [Core] ***Recommended Summer course
  • LA_108: Composition for the Artist
    [Liberal Arts: Written Communications requirement] ***Recommended Summer course

Second Year - 36.0 Units

Third Semester 15.0 Units

  • FA_110: Still Life Painting 1
    [Core]
  • ILL_120: Clothed Figure Drawing 1
    [Major]
  • ILL_233: Digital Media 2: Illustrative Imaging
    [Major]
  • LA_120: Art History through the 15th Century
    [Liberal Arts: Art Historical Awareness requirement]
  • LA_291: Designing Careers
    [Liberal Arts: Employment Communications & Practices requirement]

Fourth Semester 21.0 Units

  • VIS_205: Careers in Animation & VFX
    [Core] ---MIDPOINT REVIEW---
  • VIS_250: Inspirational Art for Animation
    [Core]
  • ILL_222: Heads & Hands 1
    [Major]
  • ***_***:
    [Major]
  • (LA_202: English Composition: Creative Persuasion & Argument, OR LA_280: Perspective Journalism)
    [Liberal Arts: Written Communications requirement] [Liberal Arts: Written Communications requirement]
  • VIS_270: Vehicle & Armor Design for Visual Development
    [Major] ***Recommended Summer course
  • LA_121: Art History through the 19th Century
    [Liberal Arts: Art Historical Awareness requirement] ***Recommended Summer course

Third Year - 36.0 Units

Fifth Semester 15.0 Units

  • VIS_300: Environment Design for Visual Development
    [Major]
  • ILL_220: Clothed Figure Drawing 2
    [Major]
  • (LA_110: English Composition: Narrative Storytelling, OR LA_133: Short Form Writing)
    [Liberal Arts: Written Communications requirement] [Liberal Arts: Written Communications requirement]
  • ***_***:
    [Liberal Arts: Cultural Ideas & Influences requirement]
  • ***_***:
    [Liberal Arts: Art Historical Awareness requirement]

Sixth Semester 21.0 Units

  • VIS_364: Character Design: Bringing Characters to Life
    [Major]
  • ILL_243: Advanced Perspective for Illustration, Film & Games
    [Major]
  • (VIS_350: Visual Development for Live Action, OR VIS_311: Visual Development for Web and Mobile Gaming)
    [Major] [Major]
  • ***_***:
    [Liberal Arts: Historical Awareness requirement]
  • ***_***:
    [Liberal Arts: Quantitative Literacy requirement]
  • ***_***:
    [Liberal Arts By Advisement Course] ***Suggested Summer course
  • ***_***:
    [Art Elective 1] ***Suggested Summer course

Fourth Year - 30.0 Units

Seventh Semester 12.0 Units

  • VIS_498: Collaborative Project
    [Major]
  • VIS_400: Visual Development Styles
    [Major]
  • ILL_364: Visual Development for Entertainment Arts
    [Major]
  • ***_***:
    [Liberal Arts By Advisement Course]

Eighth Semester 18.0 Units

  • VIS_405: Senior Portfolio for Animation & VFX
    [Core] ---FINAL REVIEW---
  • ***_***:
    [Major]
  • ***_***:
    [Liberal Arts By Advisement Course]
  • ***_***:
    [Art Elective 2] Department Recommendations: ANM 267 or ILL 364
  • ***_***:
    [Liberal Arts By Advisement Course] ***Recommended Summer course
  • ***_***:
    [Art Elective 3] ***Recommended Summer course