Minor in Animation and Visual Effects

About the Minor

The Animation and Visual Effects Minor requires the completion of eight courses (minimum 24.0 credits). The minor provides basic foundation in the technological, storytelling, and design skills used by 3D animators and visual effects artists in the highly competitive entertainment and design worlds, with the opportunity for individualized tailoring according to the student's interests.

For more information about this minor, please visit the Westphal minors web page.

Program Requirements

Required Courses:
ANIM 100Foundational Tools for Animation & VFX3.0
or DIGM 100 Digital Design Tools
or PHTO 141 Digital Photographic Post Production
or VSCM 200 Computer Imaging II
ANIM 110Digital Imaging for Animation & VFX3.0
ANIM 140Computer Graphics Imagery I3.0
ANIM 211Animation I3.0
Select four of the following:12.0
Computer Graphics Imagery II
Realtime Visualization
Animation II
Digital Character Creation
History of Animation
Digital Compositing I
Digital Compositing II
Scripting for Animation and Visual Effects
Lighting & Surfacing
Organic Modeling I
Advanced Lighting
Character Animation I
Character Animation II
Organic Modeling II
Advanced Compositing
Advanced Animation
Advanced Visual Effects
Technical Directing for Animation
Special Topics in Animation
Special Topics in Animation
Total Credits24.0
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