The Division of Visual Arts is
dedicated to providing programs of excellence based on the University Core
Curriculum, art and art history fundamental courses, and strong in-depth
concentrations within one of the major programs sponsored by the division. The
visual arts faculty provides opportunities for all students to discover and
learn appreciation for the rich tradition of the visual arts in art history and
to study and develop artistic skills, technical capabilities, perceptual
knowledge, expertise in design, and aesthetic sensitivity.
The major in Animation leading to the BFA degree is
designed to provide those students passionate about using the computer to
breath life into their artwork with the creative and technical skill sets to do
so. Storytelling through sound animation principles is the underlying principle
in all that we do, from design, to modeling and through animation to
rendering. Majoring in Animation at JU will prepare the successful student to enter
the field of Animation in the areas of independent narrative
filmmaking, commercial animation and/or animation for games.
All BFA Animation majors will complete the following:
||2-D Art Foundations
||3-D Art Foundations
||Figure Drawing I
||20th Century Modern Art to Post-Modern Art
||Art History Elective
||Application Development I
||Introduction to Film
||3D Modeling & Design
||Basic Computer Animation
||Character Modeling & Animation
||Intermediate Computer Animation
||Advanced Computer Animation
||Senior Thesis: Fall1
||Senior Thesis: Spring2
1. Satisfies Core Curriculum writing-intensive course requirement for Animation majors.
2. Satisfies Core Curriculum speech-intensive course requirement Animation majors.