Jul 07, 2022  
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog

Animation Minor (18 credits)


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Core Animation classes provide students with necessary skills/knowledge for working in the industry, while one elective class chosen from a list of recommended classes allows each student to choose a course aligned with their personal animation interests.

The minor in animation offers students the opportunity to:

*  understand the roles of a professional animator in the field

*  work with digital tools such as Photoshop and Maya

*  develop skills which will enable production of animations for TV and film

*  produce a portfolio of 2D and 3D animation

*  prepare for careers such as:

    -animator

    -rigger

    -3D modeler

    -texture artist

 

To declare an Animation Minor, students must be a degree candidate who has earned at least 24 credits, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum 2.5 grade point average in their major.

Note: Minors in this concentration may be required to have a laptop.

 

Animation Core Courses (15 credits)

AXD 245 Story Structures

AXD 246 Principles of Animation

AXD 345 3D Modeling

AXD 346 3D Animation

AXD 446 Adv. Topics in Animation + Game Arts

 

And 1 course from the following (3 credits)

AXD 311 Illustration: Character Design and Environments

AXD 347 Visual Design for Games

AXD 384 Digital Video Production

AXD 446 Adv. Topics in Animation + Game Arts (may be taken more than once with different topics)

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