Sample Degree Pathway for Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art Major - Animation & Interactive Media Concentration

For students who entered fall 2017 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1010/
HONR.1100
College Writing I/FYSH (CW)
3
xxxx.xxxx Math Persp. (MATH) - MATH.1110 (QL) recommended1 3
ARTS.1010 Art Concepts I Studio
3
ARTS.1130 Digital Foundations
3
ARTS.1550 Drawing I 3
FAHS.1090 First Year Experience Seminar 1
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1020 College Writing II (CW)
3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH)
3
ARTS.1020 Art Concepts II Studio 3
ARTS.2010 Form and Content (SRE)
3
ARTS.1560 Drawing II 3
Total 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ARHI.2030 History of Art I (AH)
3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
ARTS.2720 2D Animation I
3
ARTS.2200 Web Design I 3
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ARHI.2040 History of Art II 3
ARTS.2760 Intro to 3D Modeling & Animation 3
ARTS.2770/
ARTS.xxxx
Compositing & Motion Graphics / Concentration Elective 3
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Sciences with Lab Persp. (SCL)
3/4
Total 15/16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ARTS.2780 Interactive Media I 3
ARTS.2960 Character Layout and Design 3
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective
3
ARHI/AEST.2210 20th Century Art (WOC)
3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ARTS.2741 Storyboarding
3
ATRS.3780 Interactive Media II 3
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective
3
AEST.xxxx Aesth/Critical Studies 3
ARTS.1000/
xxxx.xxxx
Artbotics / Science with Lab Persp. (SCL) 4
Total 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ARTS.4930 Senior Studio I (AIL, CTPS, IL) 3
ARTS.2210 Internship
3
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective
3
AEST.3620 Post-Digital Aesthetics
3
xxxx.xxxx STEM Persp. (STEM) 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ARTS.4980 Senior Studio II 3
ARTS.2810 Introduction to Game Design
3
ARHI/AEST.3520 Contemporary Art & Culture (DCA)
3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS)
3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
Total 15

Total Minimum Credits = 123

1Quantitative Literacy (QL) is fulfilled outside the Art Department requirements. The department recommends that all majors take Math.1110 which fulfills both the Math Breadth of Knowledge requirement and the Quantitative Literacy ELO. See QL course listing for a full list of classes that fulfill this requirement. Art students may also satisfy QL by taking ARTS.3820, Art & Design of Data Visualization as a Concentration Elective. (This course is taught biannually).

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum website for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Foundation Courses (18 credits)

  • ARTS.1010 Art Concepts I
  • ARTS.1020 Art Concepts II
  • ARTS.1130 Digital Foundations
  • ARTS.1550 Drawing I
  • ARTS.1560 Drawing II
  • ARTS.2010 Form and Content

Core Required Courses (30 credits)

  • ARTS.2200 Web Design I
  • ARTS.2210 Internship
  • ARTS.2720 2D Animation I
  • ARTS.2741 Storyboarding
  • ARTS.2760 Intro to 3D Modeling & Animation
  • ARTS.2770 Compositing & Motion Graphics
  • ARTS.2780 Interactive Media I
  • ARTS.2810 Introduction to Game Design
  • ARTS.2960 Character and Layout Design
  • ARTS.3780 Interactive Media II

Capstone Courses (6 credits)

  • ARTS. 4930 Senior Studio I
  • ARTS. 4980 Senior Studio II

Aesthetic & Critical Studies Requirement (18 credits)

  • ARHI.2030 History of Art I
  • ARHI.2040 History of Art II
  • ARHI.2210 20th Century Art
  • ARHI.3520 Contemporary Art & Culture
  • AEST.3620 Post-Digital Aesthetics Elective
  • AEST.xxxx Aesthetics/Critical Studies Elective

Concentration Elective Courses (15 credits)

  • ARTS.1000 Artbotics
  • ARTS.2100 Graphic Design I
  • ARTS.2300 Typography I
  • ARTS.2350 Sculpture I
  • ARTS.2420 The Language of Video
  • ARTS.2610 Photography I
  • ARTS.2690 Color
  • ARTS.2700 Figure Drawing
  • ARTS.2710 Painting I
  • ARTS.2730 Water Media
  • ARTS.2900 Illustration I
  • ARTS.3200 Web Design II
  • ARTS.3450 Sonic Arts
  • ARTS.3451 Audio Production
  • ARTS.3740 Animation Studio
  • ARTS.3760 3D Animation I
  • ARTS.3770 2D Animation II
  • ARTS.3810 Advanced Game Design
  • ARTS.3820 Art & Design of Data Visualization
  • ARTS.4110 Design in Motion
  • ARTS.4200 Web Design III
  • DGMD.2200 Screenwriting
  • DGMD.2510 Video Production for Digital Media
  • DGMD.3100 Digital Editing
  • DGMD.3701 Visual Motion Effects¬†

Last updated: 10/26/2017