Media Arts & Animation

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

Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Courses

Courses in the Program: 132 quarter credits

FND105 Design Fundamentals
FND110 Observational Drawing
FND135 Image Manipulation
FND150 Digital Color Theory
DFVB353 Compositing for Digital Film
MAAB101 Language of Animation & Film
MAAB102 Life Drawing & Gesture
MAAB111 Animation Principles
MAAB112 Short Format Storytelling
MAAB120 Perspective Drawing
MAAB202 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
MAAB242 Character & Technical Modeling
MAAB243 Material & Lighting
MAAB302 3D Character Animation
MAAB303 3D Character Rigging
MAAB312 Animation Studio
MAAB313 Advanced Lighting & Texturing
MAAB323 Emerging Technologies for Animation
MAAB333 Dynamics & Simulation MAAB343 Pre-Production Team
MAAB363 Advanced Illustration for Production
MAAB403 Production Team
MAAB406 Internship
MAAB424 Special Topics
MAAB409 Portfolio Production
MAAB419 Portfolio Presentation
Program Electives I-II

General Education: 48 quarter credits

COM105 Public Speaking
EN101 English I
EN102 English II
HA221 Art History I: Art of the Ancient World (5 credits)
HA222 Art History II: Art of the Medieval & Renaissance (5 credits)
HA223 Art History III: Art of the Modern World (5 credits)
HA305 History of Contemporary Art: 1945 to Present (5 credits)
HU305 Critical Thinking
MT112 College Geometry --OR-- MT115 Applied Mathematics
PS101 Introduction to Psychology
General Education Elective


Program Electives

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Note: The Art Institute of Virginia Beach 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.