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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

Animation, B.A.


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Objectives


The Animation program offers students a classical approach to this complex and multifaceted medium based on foundational principles that inform a wider proficiency in modern techniques. The program represents a broadband approach to animation education within a liberal arts framework. There is coursework in character animation/design, 2D/3D, storyboarding, visual development, film production, interactive/games, visual effects, and alternative/hybrid forms of the medium in small classroom settings.

In four years at LMU, Animation majors move from traditional animation techniques during the first year to the theory and practice of digital filmmaking during the sophomore year, including an introduction to 3D and interactivity. The third year is devoted to individualized study of animation for film production or game design. During the senior year, students develop, animate and direct a thesis film or game as their capstone project, culminating their emphasis of study.

Animation Student Learning Outcomes


Students will:

  • Develop a unique personal artistic vision.
  • Be ethical and humanistic animation storytellers grounded in Ignatian principles of diversity and social justice.
  • Engage in new emerging industries or platforms, whether in the studio system or as independent developers and artists.
  • Learn to evolve and innovate within an ever-changing world of technological change.
  • Collaborate and contribute to the workflows with a team production process.

Major Requirements


University Core requirements 42 semester hours
Lower Division major requirements 35 semester hours
Upper Division major requirements 25 semester hours
Electives 18 semester hours
Overall Total 120 semester hours

Animation Model Four-Year Plan


  • Normal course load is 15 semester hours or 5 courses per semester.
  • Consult your advisor regarding proper course sequencing and course selection for the major.
  • Suggested sequence, but students often take courses in a modified order.
  • All students must complete six flags to graduate. Each student is responsible for ensuring she/he fulfills all graduation requirements.

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15-17 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15-16 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Total: 13-15 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 13-15 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


  • ANIM Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • ART 300 Figure Drawing Workshop 1 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • ANIM Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • ART 300 Figure Drawing Workshop 1 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 16-20 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 13-15 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 16-18 semester hours

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