Animation - BA

In SUVA’s Bachelor of Arts in Animation program, students learn how to create the illusion of life and motion. The program provides a comprehensive study into the mechanics and applications of animation. SUVA teaches students how to bring ideas to life by creating movement and special effects for animated stories, motion pictures, video games and commercials. Students begin with foundation courses in design and computers, then advance to editing pictures and sound, production techniques, 2D & 3D modeling and animation. Graduates from this program are prepared to work as a storyboard artist, production artist/animator, computer animator, web designer/animator and a 2D or 3D animator.



ANIMATION GRADUATION PATH

  YEAR 1
  FRESHMAN 1 Courses   Credits
  A/D101 Concepts through History I        3
  A/D102 Spatial Dynamics        4
  A/D103 Design Solutions I        3
  A/D104 Drawing I        4
  A/D105 The Power of Why        1
 

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  FRESHMAN 2 Courses   Credits
  A/D115 Concepts through History II        3
  A/D116 Narrative Design        3
  A/D117 Design Solutions II        3
  A/D118 Drawing II        4
  A/D105 The Power of Why        1
 
 

Total Credits  

     14
 

After the Freshman year, students enhance their learning by taking 6 credits of elective courses to explore and develop understanding in subjects of conceptual, or technical interest.

  YEAR 2
  SOPHOMORE 1 Courses   Credits
  A/D203 Creative Thinking        4
  ANS200 Into the Studio: Basic Animation Skills/Digital Tools for Animation        4
  A/D201 Voice & Vision (Required)        3
  A/D202 English Composition (Required)        3
 
 

Total Credits   

     14
 
 
  SOPHOMORE 2 Courses   Credits
  ANC210 Story Development I: Settings, Dramatic Sequences & Story Elements        4
  ANS210 Animation Studio I: Creating Characters, Character Movement & Digital 2D Animation        5
  *General Education (Elective)        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
  *General Education Electives
  • Art/Humanitites (12 cr./6 cr. AH/3 cr. HM min.)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (6 cr.)
  • Math/Science (3 cr.)
  • Diversity/Global Studies (3 cr.)

Total Credits   

     15

 
  YEAR 3
  JUNIOR 1 Courses   Credits
  ANC300 Story Development II: Dramatic Sequences II, Visual Designs & Story Themes        4
  ANS300 Animation Studio II Story Visualization, Animating Performances & 3D Animation I        5
  *General Education (Elective)        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
   

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  JUNIOR 2 Courses   Credits
  ANC310 Story Development III: Dramatic Sequences III, Visual Designs & Universal Archetypes        4
  ANS310 Animation Studio III: 3D Animation II & Animation Post-Production I        5
  *General Education (Elective)        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
   

Total Credits   

     15

 
  YEAR 4
  SENIOR 1 Courses   Credits
  ANC400 Senior Seminar I: Advanced Story Development I        4
  ANS400 Senior Studio I: 3D Animation III & Animation Post-Production II        5
  *General Education (Elective)        3
  *General Education (Elective)        3
 
   

Total Credits   

     15
 
 
  SENIOR 2 Courses   Credits
  ANC410 Senior Seminar II: Advanced Story Development II        4
  ANS410 Senior Studio II: Portfolio Creation        5
  GE329 Professional Practices        3
 
 

Total Credits   

     15

 
  BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ANIMATION
  Courses   Credits
  Universal Foundation Courses          39
  General Education Courses          27
  Animation Courses          53
  Elective Courses          6
 
   

Total Credits  

     125


MINOR IN ANIMATION

  SUMMER 1 & 2
  Summer 1 Courses   Credits
  ANM101 Animation Minor        8
 
  Summer 2 Courses   Credits
   ANM102 Animation Minor        8

   

Total Credits   

     16