Course Listing

Media Arts & Animation
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Published June 1, 2016

Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Courses


FND105 Design Fundamentals
FND110 Observational Drawing
FND135 Image Manipulation
FND150 Digital Color Theory
MAAB101 Language of Animation & Film
MAAB102 Life Drawing & Gesture
MAAB111 Animation Principles
MAAB112 Short Format Storytelling
MAAB120 Perspective Drawing
MAA202 Character & Object Design
MAAB204 Acting & Movement for Animators
MAAB213 3D Modeling
MAAB222 Storyboarding & Animatics
MAAB223 Hard Surface & Organic Modeling
MAAB232 3D Animation
MAAB233 Motion Graphics
MAAB323 Emerging Technologies for Animation
MAAB363 Advanced Illustration for Production
DFVB353 Compositing for Digital Film
MAAB242 Character & Technical Modeling
MAAB243 Material & Lighting
MAAB302 3D Character Animation
MAAB303 3D Character Rigging
MAAB313 Advanced Lighting & Texturing
MAAB333 Dynamics & Simulation
MAAB312 Animation Studio
MAAB343 Pre-Production Team
MAAB403 Production Team
MAAB406 or MAAB424 Internship or Special Topics
MAAB409 Portfolio Production
MAAB419 Portfolio Presentation


COM105 Public Speaking
MT112 or MT115 College Geometry or Applied Mathematics
EN101 English I
EN102 English II
HA221 Art History I: The Art of the Ancient World
PS101 Introduction to Psychology
HA222 Art History II: The Art of the Medieval and Renaissance
HA223 Art History III: The Art of the Modern World
HA305 Contemporary Art: 1945 to Present
HU305 Critical Thinking

Total credits required for graduation: 180

Program Electives


Two Media Arts Elective classes


One General Education Elective
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Note: The Art Institute of Tennessee reserves the right to alter the sequencing of classes. Some courses are offered on a rotating basis. Students should consult their Academic Advisors and/or Department Chair when creating their course schedules to ensure they are following the recommended sequence. Students must meet all co/prerequisites for courses.