BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN DIGITAL ARTS, ILLUSTRATION

General

Program Description

Get ready to become the most important person in any creative process: digital artists take concepts and turn them into physical realities. Whether you’re creating a storyboard for a feature film or working on concept design for illustration, animation, or motion graphics, the moving parts can’t work until your art comes to life. We can give you the tools you need to look at the world in a perfect balance of form and function.

The BFA in Digital Arts requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 4 credits in foundation requirements, 48 credits in major requirements, 12 credits in emphasis requirements, and 20 credits in suggested electives.

LIBERAL ARTS CORE CURRICULUM: 36 CREDITS TOTAL

Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits)

  • FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits)
  • SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits)

Liberal Arts Distributive Core Requirements (12 credits)

Cultural Diversity Course (4 credits)

Ethical Responsibility Course (4 credits)

Options for all courses change on a semester basis.

FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS (4 CREDITS TOTAL)

  • DART 1001 Freshman Studio I (2 credits)
  • DART 1002 Freshman Studio II (2 credits)
  • DART 1005 Introduction to Digital Arts I (4 credits)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: 48 CREDITS TOTAL

  • DART 1010 Introduction to Digital Arts II (4 credits)
  • DART 2005 History of Digital Arts (4 credits)
  • DART 2010 Introduction to Creative Coding (4 credits)
  • DART 2105 Introduction to 3D CG Animation (4 credits)
  • DART 3120 Digital Arts on the Internet (4 credits)
  • DART (4 credits)300 Professional Practices of Digital Arts (4 credits)
  • DART (4 credits)395 Digital Arts Research (4 credits)
  • DART (4 credits)396 Digital Arts Thesis (4 credits)
  • FILM 1102 Introduction to Visual Storytelling (4 credits)
  • GRDN 1100 Graphic Design I (4 credits)
  • PHOT 2010 Beginning Digital Photography (4 credits)

Emphasis: Illustration

EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS:12 CREDITS

  • ARTS 1101 Drawing Lab I (4 credits)
  • DART 3200 Digital Illustration I (4 credits)
  • DART 3205 Digital Illustration II (4 credits)

Reminder all 12 credits must be upper-division in this area

UPPER DIVISION DESIGNATED ELECTIVES (12 CREDITS TOTAL)

Suggested designated electives listed below; however, students may choose from any ART/DART/FILM/GRDN/PHOT.

Emphasis: Illustration

  • ARTS 2102 Drawing Lab II (4 credits)
  • ARTS 3101 Figure Drawing (4 credits)
  • ARTS 3102 Intermediate Drawing (4 credits)
  • DART 3100 Digital Arts Storytelling (4 credits)
  • DART 31(4 credits)0 3D CG Character Construction (4 credits)
  • DART 3250 Image and Sound in Digital Arts (4 credits)
  • DART 3600 Special Topics in Digital Arts (4 credits)
  • DART (4 credits)100 3-D CG Lighting & Shading (4 credits)
  • DART (4 credits)915 Digital Arts Internship (4 credits)
  • FILM 2212 Making Dynamic Films (4 credits)
  • FILM 2213 Post-Production Editing and Effects I (4 credits)
  • GRDN 1200 Typography I (4 credits)
  • GRDN 3310 Web Design I (4 credits)
  • GRDN 3320 Web Design II (4 credits)
  • GRDN 3(4 credits)10 Motion Graphics I (4 credits)
  • GRDN 3600 Special Topics in Graphic Design (4 credits)
  • PHOT 3001 Book Arts I (4 credits)
  • PHOT 3002 Book Arts II (4 credits)
  • PHOT 3010 Photojournalism I (4 credits)
  • PHOT 3011 Documentary Photography: Visual Storytelling (with Audio) (4 credits)
  • PHOT 3100 Intermediate Digital Photography (4 credits)

UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES: 8 CREDITS

FORMATION OF SCHOOL OF VISUAL AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

In August 2014, in order to better serve the growing enrollments in four of its academic programs, SFUAD restructured the administrative management of these programs into a “School of Visual and Communication Arts” (“SVCA”). The SVCA includes degrees in graphic design, digital arts, studio art, and photography and is managed by a Dean, Linda Swanson (formerly the Chair of the Studio Art Program). The benefits expected from this administrative reorganization include leadership depth, leveraging of curriculum across four programs, sharing of facilities, improved trans-disciplinary and industry student experiences amongst the four programs as well as a larger and more diverse community under a shared school structure.

Cost & Fees

  • Books and supplies: $3,780
  • On-campus room & board: $39,168
Last updated May 2019

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