Animation & Visual Effects (BCM-ANVE)

Bachelor of Creative Media The Bachelor of Creative Media is available in either Digital Film Making or Animation and Visual Effects. The curriculum focuses on the art, craft, and the business of storytelling. Students choose an area of emphasis, but they study all aspects of digital filmmaking and digital arts, whether they are aspiring writers, animators, directors, editors, or cinematographers. Theory and practice are integrated at every step as students manipulate text, sound, and images using industry-standard technology. CMI houses a state of the art digital projection screening room, post-production lab, animation lab, and production space. Students must complete a minimum of 128 credits in the following areas: 66 credits in CMI/ CMT**/OCAN** /ENGL/THTR/ ART with a grade C or better; 35 credits of Common Core; 6 credits of Viewing a Wider World; 21 credits of electives.

Creative Media Foundation Courses

48 total credits required (of which a minimum of 12 credits are #300 and above)

 

CMI 100 Introduction to the Creative Media Industry

3 cr.

CMI 231 History of Animation

3 cr.

CMI 232 Storyboarding

3 cr.

or
ENGL 232 Script Development and Storyboarding

3 cr.

CMI 233 Light, Shade, Render

3 cr.

or
CMI 361 After Effects: 2D Compositing and EFX

3 cr. (3+3P)

CMI 235 Narrative: Principles of Story Across the Media

3 cr.

CMI 240 Digital Illustration

3 cr.

CMI 250 Beginning 2-D Animation

3 cr.

CMI 260 Foundations of 3D Animation

3 cr.

CMI 270 Rigging for 3D Animation

3 cr.

or
CMI 350 Intermediate 2-D Animation

3 cr.

CMI 280 Modeling

3 cr.

CMI 290 3-D Animation

3 cr.

or
CMI 220 Drawing for Animation

3(2+4P)

CMI 348 Acting and Directing for Voiceover

3 cr.

or
THTR 105 Acting for Non-Majors

3 cr.

or
CMI 314 Acting for Film

3 cr.

CMI 498 Final Year Senior Project I: Production and Post Production

3-6 cr.

CMI 499 Final Year Senior Project II: Production and Post Production

3-6 cr

Creative Media Elective Courses

Choose 18 total credits from the following (of which 15 must be 300 level and above):

CMI 205 Cinematography I

3 cr.

CMI 216 Editing I

3 cr.

CMI 220 Drawing for Animation

3 (2+4P)

CMI 233 Light, Shade, Render

3 cr.

CMI 270 Rigging for 3D Animation

3 cr.

CMI 271 Rigging for 2D Animation

3 cr.

CMI 290 3-D Animation

3 cr.

CMI 301 Sound Design II

3 cr.

CMI 303 Cinema Review and Critique

3 cr.

CMI 308 Writing for Animation

3 cr.

CMI 309 Screenwriting I

3 cr.

CMI 332 3-D Character Animation

3 cr.

CMI 341 Visual Effects I

3 cr.

CMI 348 Acting and Directing for Voiceover

3 cr.

CMI 350 Intermediate 2-D Animation

3 cr.

CMI 360 Previsualization

3 cr.

CMI 361 After Effects: 2D Compositing and EFX

3 cr. (3+3P)

CMI 365 Character Design and Development

3 cr.

CMI 397 Practicum

1-3 cr. (2P)

CMI 398 Special Topics

3 cr.

CMI 400 Directed Studies

1-6 cr.

CMI 401 Motion Capture Techniques

3 cr.

CMI 433 3-D Sets and Environments

3 cr.

CMI 441 Visual Effects II

3 cr.

CMI 450 Advanced 2-D Animation

3 cr.

CMI 470 Short 2-D Animation Production

3 cr.

CMI 495 Internship

1-12 cr.

CMI 496 Media Law/Ethics

3 cr.

MINOR: Animation and Visual Effects:

Take 18 credits of CMI, CMI/ENGL, CMI/THTR courses as listed in the Animation and Visual Effects major. A minimum of 9 credits must be upper division.