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Number of Credits and GPA

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation requires completion of at least 131 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. The program usually spans eight semesters of 15 weeks each, or a total of four academic years.

Grade Requirements

Students must receive a grade of “C-” (or 1.7 quality points) or higher in all core courses for the BFA in Digital Art and Animation degree program. (In a non-core course, a grade of “D” [or 1.0 quality points] is considered passing.) Certain required courses are survey or introductory courses, which include a three credit course with the PHY designation, SOS 115, CS 115, COM 250, and LAW 115 and are considered to be non-core courses.

Required Courses

Subject AreaCreditsRequired Courses
Animation6ANI 101 and ANI 151.
Art42ART 101, ART 115, ART 120, ART 125, ART 130, ART 150, ART 151, ART 200, ART 201, ART 251, ART 300, ART 350, ART 401, and ART 450. 
Computer Graphics12CG 201, CG 225, CG 275, and CG 300.
Electives15Students must take one open elective, one general education elective, and three designated electives from any of the following 300 level or higher courses: ART, ANI, FLM, or CG.
The following courses are excluded: ART 102, ART 126, ART 210, ART 400, CG 102, CG 125, and CG 130.
Film6FLM 115 and either FLM 201 or FLM 210.
Humanities and Social Science17COL 499, COL 230, COM 250, LAW 115, SOS 115, ENG 116, and any ENG elective 150 or higher.
Projects27PRJ 101, PRJ 201 or PRJ 202, PRJ 251 or PRJ 252, PRJ 300, PRJ 350 or PRJ 352, PRJ 400 or PRJ 402, and PRJ 450.
Please note that internship courses INT 390 and INT 450 may be taken in place of PRJ 400, PRJ 402, and PRJ 450. 
Science6CS 115 and any 3 credit course with the PHY designation.

Note on General Education Courses

The following courses satisfy the general education requirement for the BFA in Digital Art and Animation: ART 115 (3), ENG 116 (3), any ENG elective 150 level or higher (3), FLM 115 (3), LAW 115 (3), SOS 115 (3), CS 115 (3), COM 250 (3), and any 3 credit course with the PHY designation (3). Additionally, students must take a general education elective (any ENG, LAW, HIS, SOS, PSY, or MAT course) (3).

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