The minor in Animation delves into the practice, history, and theory of the tension between stillness and movement and the technologies of animation, both with and without the camera; analog and digital. Classes include still photography, film, 2D and 3D animation.
A total of 19 credit hours are required for the minor. The student must complete CP 300 A-D, Media Arts Foundations (with a grade of B or better, CP 360 A-D Media Studies Foundations; CP 301-3 Basic Drawing from Pencils to Pixels; CP 464-3 History and Theory of Animation; and six credit hours of 300- or 400-level designated elective courses selected from: CP 454, CP 473 and topics such as Experimental Animation, Flash Animation, and Stop-Motion Narrative Animation, offered under CP 470A, CP 470B, CP 472 or approved related courses. All courses for the Minor in Animation must be completed with a grade of C or higher, with the exception of CP 300 A-D, which must be completed with a grade of B or better.