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Curriculum

Animation

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
 Course #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

Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFN 132Process & Making3
DFN 112Drawing II: Style & Skill3
DMA 101Animation I3
DMA 217Intro to 3D Computer Graphics3
DEN 102Composition II3

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

Third Semester = 15 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DFN 1183D Design - Form & Space3
Choose OneDMA 201Animation II3
DMA 234Modeling & Texturing
DMA 2112D Digital Animation3
DMA 317Computer Character Animation I
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
DLE---General Education Elective3

Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DMA 125Intro to Digital Filmmaking3
DMA 230Experimental Animation I3
DMA 232Gesture Drawing3
Choose OneDMA 202Animation III3
DMA 228Stop Motion I
DMA 256Lighting & Rendering
DMA 347Computer Character Animation II
Choose OneDAH 201 Visual Narration: Asia3
DAH 201Visual Narration: Africa/America
DEN 239Survey of World Literature
Fifth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DMA 348Animation Projects I3
DMA 233Environments & Characters3
DMA - - -Entertainment Arts Elective3
DAH 314History of Animation & Digital Media3
DAS 213Business Practices3

Sixth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DMA 349Animation Projects II3
DMA 333Advanced Story Concepts3
DMA 312Sound Design I3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DMA 410Senior Production Studio I3
DMA 424Professional Futures I3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
Choose OneDAH** ---Art History 3
DVC** ---Visual Culture Elective
D- - - - -Elective3

Eighth Semester = 12 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DMA 420Senior Production Studio II3
DMA 425Professional Futures II3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D- - - - -Elective3

**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; Gen Ed=42; Elective=6

Concept Design

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 101Drawing I: Rapid Concept3
DFN 1172D Design Principles
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
DMA 105Design Process 13
DET BY PATH*DEN 101Composition I3

Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Style & Skill3
DFN 132Process & Making3
DMA 106Design Process 23
DMA 108Intro to Modo3
DEN 102Composition II3

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

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFN 1183D Design - Form & Space3
DMA 257VisCom 3 Material Indication3
DMA 237Concept ID3
DMA 208Modo 23
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
DLE---General Education Elective3

Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DMA 258VisCom 4 Compositing3
DMA 259Color Theory3
DMA 260Digital Landscape3
DIL 246Anatomical Figure Illustration3
Choose OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia3
DAH 201Visual Narration: Africa/America
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DMA 357VisComm 5 Zbrush3
DMA 360Architecture 13
DMA 362Vehicles and Props3
Choose OneDAH 315History of Film3
DAH 316History of Video Games
DAS 213Business Practices3

Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DMA 358VisComm 6 Dramatic Narrative3
DMA 361Architecture 23
DMA 363Character Design3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DMA 430Senior Concept Studio 13
DMA 457VisComm 7 Adv Rendering Techniques3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
Choose OneDAH** ---Art History 3
DVC** ---Visual Culture Elective
D- - - - - Elective
**DAH/DVC Must be taken at the 200 level or higher

Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DMA 431Senior Concept Studio 23
DMA 458VisComm 8 Adv Rendering Techniques3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D- - - - -Elective3

**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; Gen Ed=42; Elective=6 General Electives=6

Game Design

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 1172D Design Principles3
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
DFN 101Drawing I: Rapid Concept3
DMA 120Creative Visualization3
DET BY PATH*DEN 101Composition I3

Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFN 132Process & Making3
DFN 112Drawing II: Style & Skill3
DFN 1183D Design - Form & Space3
DMA 217Intro to 3D Computer Graphics3
DEN 102Composition II3

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

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DMA 125Intro to Digital Filmmaking3
DMA 233Environments & Characters3
DMA 234Modeling & Texturing3
Choose OneDMA 317Computer Character Animation I3
DMA 245Game: Concept and Technology
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
DLE---General Education Elective3

Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DMA 232Gesture Drawing3
Choose OneDMA 228Stop Motion I3
DMA 230Experimental Animation
DMA 310Maquette Sculpture
DMA 246Game Art I3
DMA 256Lighting & Rendering3
Choose OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia3
DAH 201Visual Narration: Africa/America
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #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
Course #Course TitleCredits
DMA 333Advanced Story Concepts3
DMA 340Game Projects II3
DMA 341Digital Character Sculpting3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DMA 410Senior Production Studio I3
DMA 424Professional Futures I3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
Choose OneDAH** ---Art History 3
DVC** ---Visual Culture Elective
D- - - - -Elective3
** DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher

Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DMA 420Senior Production Studio II3
DMA 425Professional Futures II3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D- - - - -Elective3

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

Catalog Year 20/21 | Total Credits : 126-127

First Year Experience=1; Foundations=18; Major=60; Gen Ed=42; Elective=6

Entertainment Arts Electives

DMA 202Animation IIIDMA 310Maquette Sculpture
DMA 2122D Digital Animation IIDMA 322Sound Design II
DMA 228Stop Motion IDMA 328Stop Motion II
DMA 235Playing the SelfDIL 147Figure Illustration
DMA 309Concept DesignDIL 246Anatomical Figure Illustration

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.