Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Computer Animation

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Computer Animation
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
CSTE 1331Visual Computing3
or ENGL 3381 Intro Creative Writing:Fiction
or MCOM 2351 Film History and Criticism
Art Foundation
ARTS 1313
ARTS 1314
ARTS 1315
W.A.S.H. - 2D
and W.A.S.H. - 3D
and W.A.S.H. - Lecture
9
ARTS 1316Drawing3
ARTS 2313Foundations In Digital Art3
BFA Core
ARTS 1303Art History Survey I 13
ARTS 2317Life Drawing I3
ARTS 2375Photographic Concepts3
ARTS 3305Painting I3
ARTS 3310Printmaking3
or ARTS 3307 Performance and Video Art
ARTS 3318Sculpture I3
or ARTS 3320 Ceramics I
ARTS 3385Art History Survey II3
Major
ARTS 2343Animation Concepts And Technqs3
ARTS 23442D Computer Animation3
ARTS 3317Life Drawing II3
ARTS 3343Intro To 3D Computer Animation3
ARTS 3344Advanced 3D Computer Animation3
ARTS 3354Experimental Animation3
ARTS 3375Web Site Development3
ARTS 3382The History Of Animation3
ARTS 4350Character Animation3
ARTS 4355Shading, Lighting & Rendering3
ARTS 43562D Interactive Animation3
or ARTS 4357 3D Interactive Animation
ARTS 4358Animation Portfolio3
Advanced Art Electives6
Total Hours120
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ARTS 1303 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts) & the BFA Core requirement.

BFA Requirements

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in ARTS courses to graduate with a BFA.

The BFA Portfolio Review is the Department of Art’s process of review and evaluation before admitting students into any of the department’s Bachelor of Fine Arts programs.

Students who wish to pursue a BFA in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Computer Animation, or Photography must pass the department's BFA Portfolio Review.

The semester after completion of the Art Foundation courses, BFA majors are required to participate in the BFA Portfolio Review.

Art Foundation
ARTS 1313W.A.S.H. - 2D3
ARTS 1314W.A.S.H. - 3D3
ARTS 1315W.A.S.H. - Lecture3
ARTS 1316Drawing3
ARTS 2313Foundations In Digital Art3

For more information on the BFA Portfolio Review please go to http://www.shsu.edu/academics/art/review/.

Graphic Design students must first pass the BFA Portfolio Review in order to be eligible for the Graphic Design Portfolio Review. After passing the BFA Portfolio Review, students who wish to pursue a BFA in Graphic Design must take the Graphic Design Portfolio Review the semester they are enrolled in Typography (ARTS 3322).

Some, but not all, of the upper-level studio art courses are may be taken more than once for credit. Courses listed more than once in the degree plan are repeatable.

Not all art courses are offered each semester. Consult the Schedule of Classes and your advisor before registration.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I 3Component Area I 3
ARTS 13133Component Area II 3
ARTS 13143ARTS 130313
ARTS 13153ARTS 13163
 ARTS 23133
 12 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VI 3Component Area VI 3
Component Area VII 3Component Area IX 1
ARTS 23173ARTS 23443
ARTS 3318 or 33203ARTS 23753
ARTS 23433ARTS 33053
 ARTS 33173
 15 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III 4Component Area III 4
ARTS 3307 or 33103Component Area VII 3
ARTS 33433ARTS 33443
ARTS 33543ARTS 33853
ARTS 33753ARTS 4356 or 43573
 16 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VIII 3Component Area IV 3
ARTS 33823Component Area IX 3
ARTS 43503CSTE 1331, ENGL 3381, or MCOM 23513
ARTS 43553ARTS 43583
Electives (Advanced Art)3 Electives (Advanced Art)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
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 ARTS 1303 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts) & the BFA Core requirement.