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Digital Media Arts and Animation

In Digital Media Arts and Animation, courses are centered on digital art creation, 2D and 3D computer animation, and creative storytelling for animation and gaming. Digital media artists and animators write narratives and create computer animation for delivery across an array of media platforms. Professional practices prepare students to creatively explore and critically comment on the arts, content, theory, and emerging technologies that shape the future of digital media art and animation.

Required writing course, either:
  • RTD 383: Writing for Media Arts or JRNL 201: Writing Across Platforms
Select three of the following courses from below:
  • RTD 331: Digital Graphic Foundations
  • RTD 361: Sound Mix in Popular Culture
  • RTD 363: Radio/Audio Production
  • RTD 461: Visual Effects in Post
  • RTD 487: 3D Animation I
  • RTD 488: 3D Animation II
  • RTD 490: 3D Animation III
  • CP 454: Approaches for the Animation Stand
  • CP 470a: History of Animation
  • PLUS: 9 HOURS OF RTD ELECTIVES