Degree Plan

3D Animation and Game Design majors choose from one of four degree concentrations below.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in 3D Animation and Game Design with a concentration in Animation

B.F.A. in 3D Animation and Game Design - Animation 4-Year Degree Plan
Fall of Freshman Year
Fall Hours
ANGD 1101: Orientation to ANGD 1
ANGD 1312: Hard Surface Modeling or ANGD 1314: Organic Modeling 3
ANGD 1315: Principles of Animation or ANGD 1313: Game Engines 3
ARTS 1301: Drawing I 3
ENGL 1311 Composition I * 3
Total Hours 13
Spring of Freshman Year
Spring Hours
ANGD 1102: Elements of Design Seminar 1
ANGD 1312: Hard Surface Modeling or ANGD 1314: Organic Modeling 3
ANGD 1315: Principles of Animation or ANGD 1313: Game Engines 3
ENGL 1312 Composition II * 3
MATH 1304, 1306 or 1308 * 3
DWPH 1200: Dimensions of Wellness * 2
Total Hours 15
* = UIW Core Requirements. These courses are generally offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.
Fall of Sophomore Year
Fall Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 1380: Anatomy of Animators 3
ANGD 2340: Animation I: Adv Body Mechanics 3
THAR 2324: Stage Movement 3
PSYC 1301: Introduction to Psychology * 3
RELS 2345, 1305, 1315, 1325 or 1335 * 3
Total Hours 16
Spring of Sophomore Year
Spring Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 2342: Animation II: Animation for Games 3
ANGD 3325: Figure Drawing 3
ANGD 2321: Rigging 3
THAR 2330: Performance for Animators 3
PHIL 1381: Introduction to Philosophy * 3
Total Hours 16
* = UIW Core Requirements. These courses are generally offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.
Fall of Junior Year
Fall Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 3315: Visual Narrative Conventions 3
ANGD 2330: History of Animation 3
ANGD 3341: Animation III: Adv Pantomime Acting 3
ANGD 3343: Motion Capture for Animators 3
ENGL 2310: World Literature Studies * 3
Total Hours 16
Spring of Junior Year
Spring Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 3330: History of Games 3
ANGD 4140: Senior Thesis Workshop 1
ANGD 3342: Animation IV: Performance Animation 3
ANGD 3344: Previsualization and Storytelling 3
CHEM 1308 and 1108 or BIOL/PHYS 1401 * 4
Total Hours 15

* = UIW Core Requirements. These courses are generally offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Fall of Senior Year
Fall Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 4440: Senior Thesis Production I 4
ANGD 4305: Senior Portfolio 3
RELS 4399: Sacred Spaces or PHIL 3375: Aesthetics * 3
CHIN 1311: Chinese I or Other LANG I (3 hours) * 3
Total Hours 14
Spring of Senior Year
Spring Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 4450: Senior Thesis Production II 4
ANGD 4340: Business of Animation and Game Design 3
HIST 1311: World History I * 3
CHIN 1312: Chinese II or Other LANG II * 3
PEPH 1
Total Hours 15

* = UIW Core Requirements. These courses are generally offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in 3D Animation and Game Design with a concentration in Modeling

B.F.A. in 3D Animation and Game Design - Modeling 4-Year Degree Plan
Fall of Freshman Year
Fall Hours
ANGD 1101: Orientation to ANGD 1
ANGD 1312: Hard Surface Modeling or ANGD 1314: Organic Modeling 3
ANGD 1315: Principles of Animation or ANGD 1313: Game Engines 3
ARTS 1301: Drawing I 3
ENGL 1311 Composition I * 3
Total Hours 13
Spring of Freshman Year
Spring Hours
ANGD 1102: Elements of Design Seminar 1
ANGD 1312: Hard Surface Modeling or ANGD 1314: Organic Modeling 3
ANGD 1315: Principles of Animation or ANGD 1313: Game Engines 3
ENGL 1312 Composition II * 3
MATH 1304, 1306 or 1308 * 3
DWPH 1200: Dimensions of Wellness * 2
Total Hours 15
* = UIW Core Requirements. These courses are generally offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.
Fall of Sophomore Year
Fall Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 1380: Anatomy of Animators 3
ANGD 2333: Environment Production I 3
ANGD 2321: Rigging 3
ANGD 3325: Figure Drawing 3
RELS 2345, 1305, 1315, 1325 or 1335* 3
Total Hours 16
Spring of Sophomore Year
Spring Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 2334: Environment Production II 3
ANGD 2361: Character Modeling I 3
ANGD 2341: Period Styles 3
PSYC 1301: Introduction to Psychology* 3
PHIL 1381: Introduction to Philosophy* 3
Total Hours 16

* = UIW Core Requirements. These courses are generally offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Fall of Junior Year
Fall Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 3315: Visual Narrative Conventions 3
ANGD 2330: History of Animation 3
ANGD 3331: Environment Production III 3
ANGD 3361: Character Modeling III 3
ENGL 2310: World Literature Studies* 3
Total Hours 16
Spring of Junior Year
Spring Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 3330: History of Games 3
ANGD 4140: Senior Thesis Workshop 1
ANGD 3332: Environment Production IV or
ANGD 3362: Character Modeling III
3
ANGD 3360: Programming for Games 3
CHEM 1308 and 1108 or BIOL/PHYS 1401* 4
Total Hours 15

* = UIW Core Requirements. These courses are generally offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Fall of Senior Year
Fall Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 4440: Senior Thesis Production I 4
ANGD 4305: Senior Portfolio 3
RELS 4399: Sacred Spaces or PHIL 3375: Aesthetics* 3
CHIN 1311: Chinese I or Other LANG I * 3
Total Hours 14
Spring of Senior Year
Spring Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 4450: Senior Thesis Production II 4
ANGD 4340: Business of Animation and Game Design 3
HIST 1311: World History I* 3
CHIN 1312: Chinese II or Other LANG II* 3
PEPH 1
Total Hours 15

* = UIW Core Requirements. These courses are generally offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in 3D Animation and Game Design with a concentration in Production Management

B.F.A. in 3D Animation and Game Design - Project Management 4-Year Degree Plan
Fall of Freshman Year
Fall Hours
ANGD 1101: Orientation to ANGD 1
ANGD 1312: Hard Surface Modeling or ANGD 1314: Organic Modeling 3
ANGD 1315: Principles of Animation or ANGD 1313: Game Engines 3
ARTS 1301: Drawing I* 3
ENGL 1311 Composition I * 3
Total Hours 13
Spring of Freshman Year
Spring Hours
ANGD 1102: Elements of Design Seminar 1
ANGD 1312: Hard Surface Modeling or ANGD 1314: Organic Modeling 3
ANGD 1315: Principles of Animation or ANGD 1313: Game Engines 3
ENGL 1312 Composition II * 3
MATH 1304, 1306 or 1308 * 3
DWPH 1200: Dimensions of Wellness * 2
Total Hours 15

* = UIW Core Requirements. These courses are generally offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Fall of Sophomore Year
Fall Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 1380: Anatomy of Animators 3
ANGD 2353: Modeling and Texture Pipeline 3
ANGD 2351: Production Management I 3
COMM 1301: Introduction to Mass Communication 3
RELS 2345, 1305, 1315, 1325 or 1335* 3
Total Hours 16
Spring of Sophomore Year
Spring Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 2355: Animation Pipeline 3
ANGD 2352: Production Management II 3
COMM 2320: Audio Production I 3
COMM 1311: Public Speaking* 3
PHIL 1381: Introduction to Philosophy* 3
Total Hours 16

* = UIW Core Requirements. These courses are generally offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Fall of Junior Year
Fall Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 3315: Visual Narrative Conventions 3
ANGD 2330: History of Animation 3
ANGD 3351: Production Management III 3
Elective* 3
ENGL 2310: World Literature Studies* 3
Total Hours 16
Spring of Junior Year
Spring Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 3330: History of Games 3
ANGD 4140: Senior Thesis Workshop 1
ANGD 3352: Production Management IV 3
PSYC 1301: Introduction to Psychology* 3
CHEM 1308 and 1108 or BIOL/PHYS 1401* 4
Total Hours 15

* = UIW Core Requirements. These courses are generally offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Fall of Senior Year
Fall Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 4305: Senior Portfolio 3
COMM 4315: Media Ethics 3
ANGD 4150: Sr. Thesis Production Mgmt. I 1
RELS 4399: Sacred Spaces or PHIL 3375: Aesthetics* 3
CHIN 1311: Chinese I or Other LANG I* 3
Total Hours 14
Spring of Senior Year
Spring Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 4340: Business of Animation and Game Design 3
COMM 4332: Law and the Media 3
ANGD 4151: Sr. Thesis Production Mgmt. II 1
HIST 1311: World History I* 3
CHIN 1312: Chinese II or Other LANG II* 3
PEPH 1
Total Hours 15

* = UIW Core Requirements. These courses are generally offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in 3D Animation and Game Design with a concentration in Programming

B.F.A. in 3D Animation and Game Design - Programming 4-Year Degree Plan
Fall of Freshman Year
Fall Hours
ANGD 1101: Orientation to ANGD 1
ANGD 1312: Hard Surface Modeling or ANGD 1314: Organic Modeling 3
ANGD 1315: Principles of Animation or ANGD 1313: Game Engines 3
ARTS 1301: Drawing I 3
ENGL 1311 Composition I * 3
Total Hours 13
Spring of Freshman Year
Spring Hours
ANGD 1102: Elements of Design Seminar 1
ANGD 1312: Hard Surface Modeling or ANGD 1314: Organic Modeling 3
ANGD 1315: Principles of Animation or ANGD 1313: Game Engines 3
ENGL 1312 Composition II * 3
MATH 1304, 1306 or 1308 * 3
DWPH 1200: Dimensions of Wellness * 2
Total Hours 15

* = UIW Core Requirements. These courses are generally offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Fall of Sophomore Year
Fall Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 2371: Game Programming I 3
MATH 1306: College Geometry* 3
PHYS 1301: General Physics I* 3
PHYS 1101: General Physics Laboratory I * 1
CIS 2330: Programming Languages I 3
Total Hours 14
Spring of Sophomore Year
Spring Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 2372: Game Programming II 3
MATH 1311: Precalculus 3
ANGD 2321: Rigging 3
CIS 3330: Programming Languages II 3
PHIL 1381: Introduction to Philosophy* 3
Total Hours 16

* = UIW Core Requirements. These courses are generally offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Fall of Junior Year
Fall Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 3315: Visual Narrative Conventions 3
ANGD 2330: History of Animation 3
ANGD 3371: Game Programming III 3
MATH 2322: Linear Algebra 3
ENGL 2310: World Literature Studies* 3
Total Hours 16
Spring of Junior Year
Spring Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 3330: History of Games 3
ANGD 4140: Senior Thesis Workshop 1
ANGD 3372: Game Programming IV 3
RELS 2345, 1305, 1315, 1325 or 1335* 3
PSYC 1301: Introduction to Psychology* 3
Total Hours 14

* = UIW Core Requirements. These courses are generally offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Fall of Senior Year
Fall Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD 4440: Senior Thesis Production I 4
ANGD 4305: Senior Portfolio 3
Programming Elective 3
RELS 4399: Sacred Spaces or PHIL 3375: Aesthetics 3
CHIN 1311: Chinese I or Other LANG I (3 hours)* 3
Total Hours 17
Spring of Senior Year
Spring Hours
ANGD 4100: Animation Industry Seminar 1
ANGD4450: Senior Thesis Production II 4
ANGD 4340: Business of Animation and Game Design 3
HIST 1311: World History I* 3
CHIN 1312: Chinese II or Other LANG II* 3
PEPH 1
Total Hours 15

* = UIW Core Requirements. These courses are generally offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.