Media Arts & Animation

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Media Arts & Animation
Bachelor of Arts
Published June 1, 2016
This program can be completed on ground, blended (plus) or online.

Student Learning Outcomes

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  • Demonstrate skill in 3D modeling that includes a variety of modeling techniques, lighting, and texture mapping skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in animation including effective application of the 12 Principles of Animation, timing and weight, rigging, and camerawork.
  • Produce an Art Process Book that demonstrates the application of learned concepts from traditional arts courses in the areas of life drawing, character development, concept art and storyboarding while showing process (concept to completion) on various projects.
  • Demonstrate commitment to professionalism through effective self-marketing that includes the creation, assembly and presentation of portfolio elements that indicate a clear career focus.

Program Courses

AR101 Fundamentals of Drawing
AR111 Fundamentals of Design
AR121 Perspective
AR141 Analysis of Form
AR161 Life Drawing
AR181 Color Theory
AR360 Advanced Life Drawing
CA231 Advanced Animation Drawing
CG131 Image Manipulation
CG221 Broadcast Graphics
CG231 Digital Audio/Video
COM201 Effective Speaking**
ENG100 English I**
ENG200 English II**
FA107 Art History**
FX231 Storyboarding
GA401 2D Digital Authoring
GE490 General Education Capstone**
HUM101 Critical Thinking**
HUM102 Philosophy and Ethics**
MA115 Principles of 3D Modeling
MA170 Language of Animation and Film
MA175 2D Animation Principles
MA200 Sculpture for Animation
MA210 Conceptual Storytelling or MA310 Acting and Movement
MA215 Principles of 3D Animation
MA220 2D Animation
MA230 Hard Surface and Organic Modeling
MA250 Character Design
MA260 Materials and Lighting
MA270 Background Design and Layout or CG280 Advanced Image Manipulation
MA280 3D Animation II
MA295 Digital Design and Motion
MA300 2D Animation II
MA330 Advanced Modeling and Animation
MA340 Digital Ink and Paint
MA350 Advanced Lighting and Texturing
MA355 Character Modeling
MA360 Pre-Production Team or MA365 Honors Animation Studio I
MA370 2D Animation Studio or MA375 Advanced Vector Animation
MA380 Character Animation
MA420 Portfolio Fundamentals
MA440 Portfolio Pre-Production
MA450 Animation Studio or EX400 Externship
MA460 Production Team or MA465 Honors Animation Studio II
MA490 Portfolio Production
MAT104 College Algebra**
PD330 Business of Animation
VG350 Character Rigging
VP111 Video Camera and Lighting Techniques

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective** 4
Social/Behavioral Science Elective** 4
Science Elective** 4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective or Social/Behavioral Science Elective**4
Math Elective**4
English/Communications Elective**4

Total Quarter Credits 180

Program Electives

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Note: The Art Institute of Phoenix 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.