Media Arts & Animation

Course Listing

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

Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Courses

LOWER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES

ART101 Principles of Visual Communication
ART102 Color Theory
ART131 Drawing
ART134 Intermediate Drawing
ART231 Figure Construction I
ART241 Figure Construction II
DFV134 Acting Fundamentals
DFV212 Introduction to Editing
DFV252 Fundamentals of Scriptwriting
GA131 3D Modeling & Animation I
GA132 3D Modeling & Animation II
GA262 Lighting and Texture I
MA101 Language of Animation & Film
MA121 2D Animation
MA125 Intro to 3D Animation
MA136 Image Manipulation
MA221 Intermediate 2D Animation
MA251 Background Design & Layout
MA252 Storyboard
MA254 Character & Object Design
MA265 Intermediate 3D Animation Techniques
MA266 Intermediate 3D Modeling
MA271 Digital Ink & Paint
Lower Division Program Electives, totaling 6 credits
Lower Division Required Credits 75

UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES

DFV331 Motion & Broadcast Graphics I
GA304 Digital Sculpting
GA334 Comparative 3D Software
MA321 Advanced 2D Animation
MA361 Advanced 3D Modeling
MA362 Advanced 3D Texturing
MA363 Advance 3D Animation
MA377 Foundation Portfolio
MA385 Pre-Production Team
MA387 Web Animation
MA391 Character Setup
MA485 Animation Production Team
MA427 Digital Portfolio
MA435 Animation Post-Production
MA491 Senior Studio I
MA492 Senior Studio II
VEMG361 3D Effects I
Upper Division Program Electives, totaling 6 credits
Upper Division Required Credits 57
Program Field Credits 132

LIBERAL ARTS

ART204 Ancient to Gothic History: Objects, Art & Artifacts
ART205 The Rise of Artistic Individuality
ART206 Revolution: The Roots of 19th & 20th Century Art
BI131 Anatomy & Movement
HUM101 Design Foundations
ICOR490 Senior Seminar
MTH104 College Mathematics
WR121 English Composition I
WR125 Argumentation & Research
WR126 Writing & the Literary Arts
Computer Sciences Elective
Laboratory Science Elective
Liberal Arts Elective
Natural Science Elective
Social Science Elective(s), totaling 6 credits
Liberal Arts Required Credits 48
TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 180

Quarter Section 2

ANIMATION CONCENTRATION

Lower Division Studio Courses

ART232 Figure Modeling 3
MA121 2D Animation 3
MA125 Introduction to 3D Animation 3
MA204 Character Sculpting
OR
MA212 Craft Skills for Stop Motion
MA221 Intermediate 2D Animation
MA225 Introduction to Stop-Motion Animation
MA234 Drawing for Animation
MA265 Intermediate 3D Animation Techniques
Lower Division Studio Course Credits 24

Upper Division Studio Courses

MA321 Advanced 2D Animation
MA322 Animated Short Film Project
MA355 Advanced Storyboard
MA415 Animation Production Team
MA487 Advanced Web Animation
Upper Division Studio Course Credits 18
Total Studio Course Credits 42

Quarter Section 3

MEDIA ARTS CONCENTRATION

Lower Division Studio Courses

ART104 Three Dimensional Design
GA211 Game Production Pipeline
GA233 Quick Sketch
GA262 Lighting & Texture I
GA377 Foundation Portfolio
OR
VEMG377 Foundation Portfolio
MA266 Intermediate 3D Modeling
Lower Division Program Elective
Lower Division Studio Course Credits 21

Upper Division Studio Courses

GA306 Scripting for 3D Tools
GA334 Comparative 3D Software
GA361 Hard Surface Modeling
GA411 Digital Matte Painting
MA361 Advanced 3D Modeling
MA362 Advanced 3D Texturing
MA387 Web Animation
Upper Division Studio Course Credits 21
Total Studio Course Credits 42

Program Electives

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Note: The Art Institute of Portland 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.