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Media Arts & Animation
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Published June 1, 2016
This program is available on ground, blended (plus), or online.

Student Learning Outcomes

Program Courses

Program Courses

CA100 Acting and Movement
CA110 Conceptual Storytelling
CA115 Drawing and Anatomy
CA120 Concepts II: Storyboarding
CA130 Camera Techniques
CA210 Editing Techniques
CA215 2D Animation Principles
CA220 Language of Animation and Film
CA230 3D Modeling
CA233 Life Drawing and Gesture
CA235 Digital Ink and Paint
CA251 Character and Object Design
CA255 Audio for Animation
CA260 Background, Design and Layout
CA265 3D Animation
CA270 Hard Surface and Organic Modeling
CA305 Motion Graphics
CA310 Character Modeling
CA317 3D Character Animation
CA321 Material and Lighting
CA335 Compositing
CA340 Animation Dynamic Systems
CA345 Advanced Lighting and Texturing
CA353 3D Visual Effects
CA355 Industrial Design
CA357 Advanced Drawing for Animation
CA403 Portfolio Foundations
CA407 Production Team
CA411 Animation for Production
CA413 Animation Portfolio Production
CA417 Animation Studio
CA423 Animation Portfolio
GD101 Digital Illustration I
GD111 Typography—Traditional
INT419 Internship

Foundational Courses

ART106 Design Fundamentals
ART108 Observational Drawing
ART109 Image Manipulation
ART111 Perspective Drawing
ART114 Color Fundamentals
CD400 Career Development

General Education Courses

ARTS1303 Art History I
ARTS1304 Art History II
ENGL1301 English Composition
MATH1310 College Mathematics
PSYC2301 General Psychology
PHYS1301 Physics
SOCI1306 Social Problems
SPCH1315 Public Speaking


Program Electives

Humanities English Elective (choose one):

ENGL1302 Introduction to Literature
ENGL2307 Creative Writing
ENGL2311 Business Writing for Professionals
ENGL3511 Literature and Film Analysis

Humanities History Elective (choose one):

HIST1301 U.S. History I
HIST1302 U.S. History II
HIST2321 World Civilizations I
HIST2322 World Civilizations II

Mathematics and Science Elective (choose one):

BIOL1308 Biology
ENVR1401 Environmental Science
MATH4332 Mathematics for Decision Making

Social Science Elective (choose one):

PSYC2319 Social Psychology
PSYC3019 Human Sexuality
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Note: The Art Institute of San Antonio (a branch of The Art Institute of Houston) 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.