2020-2021 Augusta University Catalog
Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Art and a concentration in Animation
The Animation concentration prepares students as capable media professionals competing in a broad entertainment and visualization market. Graduates of the Animation concentration acquire industry standard proficiencies in media literacy, aesthetic development, critical thinking, collaboration, technology adaptability, and creative leadership. Students will utilize cutting-edge techniques to create strong portfolios that include a range of creative skillsets that explore motion, performance, aesthetic appeal, visual communication, and expression. Students are exposed to contemporary professional challenges that include 3D modeling, aesthetic development, preproduction, 2D and 3D animation, technical animation, and visual storytelling. Students will also acquire proficiency in industry standard tools in the game, film, and visualization markets such as the Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk Maya, Substance, and ZBrush Core.
The art and design unit is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
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Progression & Graduation Requirements
Portfolio Review: All art majors are required to submit their work for a review by all fulltime Department of Art and Design faculty after the completion of the following courses: ART 1211 - Drawing I: an Introduction to Techniques and Methods of Expression (3 Credit Hours) , ART 1520 - Two-Dimensional Design (3 Credit Hours) , ART 1530 - Three Dimensional Design (3 Credit Hours) , and 12 additional hours of studio art courses (21 hours total.) Portfolio Reviews are scheduled at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Passing the Portfolio Review is a prerequisite for ART 4999 which is a graduation requirement. Portfolio Review occurs on the day after the last day of class of the fall and spring semesters. Transfer students must meet this requirement with the provision that a minimum of three hours be done while in residency at the university and that the transfer courses for the remaining 18 hrs. be equivalent to the required courses listed above. Each student should submit a minimum of 15 studio works. These are to include both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works. See the Department of Art and Design for specific Portfolio requirements.
Senior Exhibition: The B.F.A. degree candidate is required to pass ART 4999 - Senior Exhibition (BFA) (3 Credit Hours) to graduate. The work for this exhibition must be accepted and judged by a fulltime Department of Art and Design faculty mentor and ART 4999 - Senior Exhibition (BFA) (3 Credit Hours) instructor as demonstrating significant quality and quantity to warrant the earning of the B.F.A. degree.