Entertainment Arts

Entertainment Arts Curriculum

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
DMA 120Creative Visualization3
DET BY PATH*DEN 107Composition I3
DLE ---General Education Elective
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 132Model Making3
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
DMA 101Animation I3
DMA 217Intro to 3D Computer Graphics3
DEN 108Composition II3

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 1183D Design3
Choose DMA 201Animation II3
OneDMA 234Modeling & Texturing
DMA 2112D Digital Animation3
DMA 317Computer Character Animation I3
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 125Intro to Digital Filmmaking3
DMA 230Experimental Animation I3
DMA 232Gesture Drawing3
ChooseDMA 202Animation III3
OneDMA 228Stop Motion I
DMA 256Lighting & Rendering
DMA 347Computer Character Animation II
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia3
OneVisual Narration: Africa/America
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 348Animation Projects I3
DMA 233Environments & Characters3
DMA - - - Entertainment Arts Elective3
DAH 314History of Animation & Digital Media3
DAS 213Business Practices3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 349Animation Projects II3
DMA 333Advanced Story Concepts3
DMA 312Sound Design I3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 410Senior Production Studio I 3
DMA 424Professional Futures I3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
ChooseDAH** ---Art History 3
OneDVC** ---Visual Culture Elective
D- - - - - Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 420Senior Production Studio II3
DMA 425Professional Futures II3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D- - - - -Elective 3

*DEN 107 is placed as a Gen Ed elective. English path is determined by High School English scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher

Catalog Year 20/21 Total Credits      126-127
Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=60;   Liberal Arts=42;   General Elective=6
Entertainment Arts Electives
DMA 202 Animation III DMA 310 Maquette Sculpture
DMA 212 2D Digital Animation II DMA 322 Sound Design II
DMA 228 Stop Motion I DMA 328 Stop Motion II
DMA 235 Playing the Self DIL 147 Figure Illustration
DMA 309 Concept Design DIL 246 Anatomical Figure Illustration

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
DMA 105Design Process 13
DET BY PATH*DEN 107Composition I3
DLE ---General Education Elective
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
DFN 132Model Making3
DMA 106Design Process 23
DMA 108Intro to Modo3
DEN 108Composition II3

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 1183D Design3
DMA 257VisCom 3 Material Indication3
DMA 237Concept ID3
DMA 208Modo 23
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 258VisCom 4 Compositing3
DMA 259Color Theory3
DMA 260Digital Landscape3
DIL 246Anatomical Figure Illustration3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia3
OneVisual Narration: Africa/America
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 357VisCom 5 Zbrush3
DMA 360Architecture 13
DMA 362Vehicles and Props3
ChooseDAH 315History of Film3
OneDAH 316History of Video Games
DAS 213Business Practices3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 358VisCom 6 Dramatic Narrative 3
DMA 361Architecture 23
DMA 363Character Design3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 430Senior Concept Studio 13
DMA 457VisCom 7 Adv Rendering Techniques3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
ChooseDAH** ---Art History 3
OneDVC** ---Visual Culture Elective
D- - - - - Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 431Senior Concept Studio 23
DMA 458VisCom 8 Adv Rendering Techniques3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3

*DEN 107 is placed as a Gen Ed elective. English path is determined by High School English scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher

Catalog Year 20/21 Total Credits      126-127
Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=60;   Liberal Arts=42;   General Elective=6

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
DMA 120Creative Visualization3
DET BY PATH*DEN 107Composition I3
DLE ---General Education Elective
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 132Model Making3
DFN 1183D Design3
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
DMA 217Introduction 3D Computer Graphics3
DEN 108Composition II3

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 125Intro to Digital Filmmaking3
DMA 233Environments & Characters3
DMA 234Modeling & Texturing3
ChooseDMA 317Computer Character Animation I3
OneDMA 245Game: Concept and Technology
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 232Gesture Drawing3
ChooseDMA 228Stop Motion I3
OneDMA 230Experimental Animation
DMA 310Maquette Sculpture
DMA 246Game Art I3
DMA 256Lighting & Rendering3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia3
OneVisual Narration: Africa/America
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA - - - Game Elective3
DMA 329Adv. Computer Generated Environ3
DMA 339Game Projects I3
DAH 316History of Video Games3
DAS 213Business Practices3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 333Advanced Story Concepts3
DMA 340Game Projects II3
DMA 341Digital Character Sculpting3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 410Senior Production Studio I 3
DMA 424Professional Futures I3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
ChooseDAH** ---Art History 3
OneDVC** ---Visual Culture Elective
D- - - - - Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 420Senior Production Studio II3
DMA 425Professional Futures II3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D- - - - -Elective 3

*DEN 107 is placed as a Gen Ed elective. English path is determined by High School English scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher

Catalog Year 20/21 Total Credits      126-127
Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=60;   Liberal Arts=42;   General Elective=6
Entertainment Arts Electives
DMA 101 Animation I DMA 312 Sound Design I
DMA 211 2D Digital Animation DMA 328 Stop Motion II
DMA 228 Stop Motion I DMA 336 Game Art II
DMA 230 Experimental Animation DMA 347 Computer Character Animation II
DMA 235 Playing the Self DIL 147 Figure Illustration
DMA 309 Concept Design DIL 246 Anatomical Figure Illustration
DMA 310 Maquette Sculpture

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
DMA 120Creative Visualization3
DET BY PATH*DEN 107Composition I3
DLE ---General Education Elective
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 132Model Making3
DFN 1183D Design3
DFN 141Fundamentals of Imaging3
DMA 125Intro to Digital Filmmaking3
DEN 108Composition II3

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 2112D Digital Animation I3
DMA 312Sound Design I3
DMA 225Intermediate Digital Filmmaking3
DMA 232Gesture Drawing3
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
ChooseDMA 217Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics6
TwoDMA 230Experimental Animation
DMA 235Playing the Self
DMA 345Experimental Filmmaking I3
DMA 2122D Digital Animation II3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia3
OneVisual Narration: Africa/America
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 325Narrative Filmmaking I3
ChooseDMA 342Documentary Filmmaking3
OneDMA 352Experimental Filmmaking II
DMA ---Digital Film Elective3
DAH 315History of Film3
DAS 213Business Practices3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 326Narrative Filmmaking II3
ChooseDMA 322Sound Design II3
OneDMA ---Entertainment Arts Elective
DMA 333Advanced Story Concepts3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 410Senior Production Studio I 3
DMA 424Professional Futures I3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
ChooseDAH** ---Art History 3
OneDVC** ---Visual Culture Elective
D- - - - - Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DMA 420Senior Production Studio II3
DMA 425Professional Futures II3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D- - - - -Elective 3

*DEN 107 is placed as a Gen Ed elective. English path is determined by High School English scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher

Catalog Year 20/21 Total Credits      126-127
Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=60;   Liberal Arts=42;   General Elective=6
Entertainment Arts Electives
DMA 228 Stop Motion I DMA 322 Sound Design II
DMA 235 Playing the Self DMA 328 Stop Motion II
DMA 310  Maquette Sculpture

Entertainment Arts Program Student Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Upon graduation, students in the BFA Entertainment Arts program will be able to:

  1. Storytelling: Convey and execute narrative flow through three act and other story structures to a recognized audience.
  2. Communication: Clearly articulate their voice and translate ideas through written, visual, and verbal communication in both traditional and digital media, demonstrating a high level of craftsmanship.
  3. Conceptual Skills: Observe and absorb the real world as thinkers and creators, identifying technical elements to propel story, design, and innovation.
  4. Performance Thinking: Employ practical skills to become problem solvers within scenario and design.
  5. Professionalism: Apprize their strengths, challenge their weaknesses, giving and taking direction as a collaborator in respect to a diverse professional community.