Animation and Illustration, B.F.A.

Sample Degree Map

The Animation and Illustration, B.F.A. degree integrates both disciplines in a unified curriculum where students participate in introduction and intermediate courses for each area utilizing analog and digital media, a combined 3D modeling and animation class, advanced directed projects and a capstone illustrated series or senior independent animation. The program focuses on drawing skills, concept development, experimentation, mixed media processes, narrative storytelling, historical research, and critical thinking.

The State University of New York at Fredonia is committed to doing our part to provide each student a clear path to graduation. This four-year degree plan is a sample map for fulfilling requirements in the major, the Fredonia Foundations (FF), and other supporting courses. The pathway that you take to your degree may differ somewhat from this illustration, depending on where you start and the detours and side trips you may take along the way. If you are committed to completing your degree in four years, we encourage you to consider signing up for the Fredonia in 4 program. For complete information about this degree program, please consult the university catalog at www.fredonia.edu/catalog

Sample Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ART 100 Visual Concepts 3
ARTS 102 Foundations in 2D Form and Content 3
ARTS 105 Foundations in Drawing 3
ARTS 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ENGL 100 Craft of Writing 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ARTS 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ARTS 221, 222 or 225 3
ARTS 240 or 270 3
ARTH 101 Art in Culture From Prehistory to 1400 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ARTS 285 Introduction to 2D Animation 3
ARTS 156, ARTS 212, or ARTS Studio Elective 3
ARTH 102 Art in Culture From 1400 to the Present 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ARTS 280 Introduction to Illustration 3
ARTS 385 Intermediate 2D Animation 3
ARTS 241, ARTS 214, or ARTS 156 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ARTS 380 Intermediate Illustration 3
ARTS 485 Advanced Animation/Illustration I 3
ARTS 241, ARTS 156, ARTS 214, or ARTS 386 3
ARTH Art History Elective 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ARTS 214 Drawing and Painting I 3
ARTS 212, ARTS 241, ARTS 241, or ARTS Studio Elective 3
ARTS 495 or ARTS Studio Elective 3
FF Course 3
 
TOTAL 13

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ARTS 485 Advanced Animation and Illustration II 3
ARTS 386 or ARTS 495 3
ARTH Art History Elective 3
General Elective 3
 
TOTAL 13

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ARTS 400 Senior Seminar 1
ARTS 489 Animation and Illustration Capstone 3
ARTS Studio Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL 14

GRAND TOTAL: 120

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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