Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation

Core Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of the core and its requirements is available in the Core Curriculum section of the Daemen catalogue. Courses which satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.

  1. MAJOR: 81 CREDITS
    ART: 30 CREDITS:

    • ART103 Foundation Design I (3)
    • ART104 Foundation Design II (3)
    • ART105 Foundation Drawing I (3)
    • ART106 Foundation Drawing II (3)
    • ART204 Figure Drawing I (3)
    • ART205 Figure Drawing II (3)
    • ART443 Issues & Methodologies in Contemporary Art (2) — ILIT; WI.
      NOTE: IN COMBINATION WITH ART498=RP
    • ART445 Special Projects (3)
    • ART446 History of Contemporary Art: 1940 – Present (3)
    • ART490 Senior Project (3)
    • ART498 Senior Art Exhibit (1) — NOTE: IN COMBINATION WITH ART443=RP

    ANIMATION: 51 CREDITS:

    • ANIM101 Principles of Animation (1)
    • ANIM103 Intro to perspective and Photoshop (2)
    • ANIM201 History of Animation (3)
    • ANIM203 Editing and Sound Basics (2)
    • ANIM210 Introduction to Animation (2)
    • ANIM211 Animation Basics I (2)
    • ANIM212 Animation Basics II (3)
    • ANIM215 Cartooning (3)
    • ANIM217 Layout I & Storyboarding (3)
    • ANIM218 Layout II (3)
    • ANIM250 Character Design (3)
    • ANIM311 Animation Basics III (3)
    • ANIM317 Maya Animation I (3)
    • ANIM411 Animation Basics IV (3)
    • ANIMATION ELECTIVES: SELECT 14 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:

      • 2-Dimensional Studies:
        • ANIM274 Gesture Drawing: Drawing in Action (3)
        • ANIM309 Concept Art/Visual Development (3)
        • ANIM320 Two-Dimensional Effects in Animation (3)
        • ANIM327 Background Painting (3)
        • ART345 Advanced Drawing I (3)
        • ART346 Advanced Drawing II (3)
      • 3-Dimensional Studies:
        • ANIM318 Maya Animation II (3)
        • ANIM333 Maya Modeling & Texturing (3)
        • ANIM341 Digital Compositing (3)
        • ANIM421 Advanced Lighting (3)
        • ANIM429 Dynamics & Particles (3)
        • ANIM432 Maya Character Modeling & Rigging (3)
        • ANIM450 Advanced Character Animation (3)
  2. CORE: 45 CREDITS:

    • Select one:
      • CA206 Storytelling and Story Development (3)
      • CA207 Screenplay Writing (3) — CS
    • CMP101 English Composition (3) – CS; ILIT; WI
    • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
    • IND285 History of Art: Renaissance-Modern (3) — AA;WI
    • THA230 Acting for Animators (3)
    • Core Electives: 30 credits

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 126 CREDITS

Requirements for Animation; Art; Arts Administration Programs: Admission, Admission to Upper Division, Graduation – consult the Visual & Performing Arts Department section of the catalog or the Program Plans option on the Registrars web page.

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the course sequence for the BFA, Animation, from the Visual & Performing Arts web page or from the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.