Suggested Course Sequence

Access the complete curriculum for the BFA, Animation, from the Visual & Performing Arts Department section of the Daemen catalog.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 18 credits allowed.

Art Course Sequence

Unless otherwise indicated, the required Art and Animation courses which are plotted on the program course sequence must be taken at the time indicated.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1stsemester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

FIRST SEMESTER

  • ANIM101 Principles of Animation (1)
  • ANIM103 Intro to Perspective and Photoshop (2)
  • ART103 Foundation Design I (3)
  • ART105 Foundation Drawing I (3)
  • THA106 Introduction to the Theater  (3) (1st Learning Community – linked course)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • ANIM210 Intro to Animation (2)
  • ART104 Foundation Design II (3)
  • ART106 Foundation Drawing II (3)
  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES* (2nd Learning Community: 2 linked courses (6)
  • *If a student is interested in Entrepreneurship minor they should take ENTR-201
  • Total Credits (17)

Year 2

FIRST SEMESTER

  • ANIM201 History of Animation (3)
  • ANIM211 Basic Animation I (3)
  • ANIM215 Cartooning (3)
  • ANIM217 Layout I  (3)
  • ART204 Figure Drawing I (3)
  • THA230 Acting for Animators (3)
  • Total Credits (18)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • ANIM212 Animation Basics II (3)
  • ANIM218 Layout II  & Storyboarding(3)
  • ANIM250 Character Design (3)
  • ANIM317 Maya I (3)
  • IND285 History of Art: Renaissance-Modern (3)
  • CA206 Storytelling and Story Development (3)
  • Total Credits (18)

Year 3

FIRST SEMESTER

  • ANIM203 Editing and Sounds Basics (2)
  • ANIM311 Animation Basics III (3)
  • ANIM: Animation Elective (6)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (3)
  • Total Credits (14)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • ANIM: Animation Electives (6)
  • ANIM411 Animation Basics IV (3)
  • ART205 Figure Drawing II (3)
  • ART 446 History of Contemporary Art: 1940 – Present (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (3)
  • Total Credits (18)

Year 4

FIRST SEMESTER

  • ANIM: Animation Electives (3)
  • ART443 Issues & Methodologies in Contemporary Art (2)
  • ART445 Special Projects (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (14)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • ANIM: Animation Electives (3)
  • ART490 Senior Project (3)
  • ART498 Senior Art Exhibit (1)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (6)
  • Total Credits (13)