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Minor in Animation


The minor in animation offers students an introduction to the theory and practice of animation, including its relationship to the history of art and cinema, creative writing and basic film production. It provides students with an opportunity to create both personal and collaborative work in a wide range of genres, from traditional character to contemporary experimental and computer animation. The program culminates in a screening and/or exhibition of the final outcome.


The mission of the Minor in Animation program is to enable students to communicate their ideas through digitally generated animation using creative storytelling and artistic experimentation.

Program Objectives

A Minor in Animation seeks to

  1. Equip students with skills in animation that will allow them to see their images come to life
  2. Expose students to local and international animations

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Minor in Animation, students will:

  1. Understand emerging practices within the field of animation
  2. Analyze animated works
  3. Express ideas and narratives through visual methods
  4. Apply techniques relevant to animation
  5. Create animated productions


A total of 18 credits are required to graduate with a Minor in Animation, distributed as follows:

  • Core Courses (12 credits)
  • Electives (6 credits)

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • FND251 Digital Media (3cr.)
  • GRDE365 Visual Storytelling (3 cr.)
  • GRDE366 Character and Composition (3 cr.)
  • GRDE367 Principles of Animation (3cr.)

Electives (6 credits)

(select two of the following three courses)

Recommended Study Plan

Fall I / Spring I / 3CREDITS
FND251 Digital Media (3 cr.)

Fall II / 3 to 6 CREDITS
GRDE365 Visual Storytelling (3 cr.)

Spring II / 3CREDITS
GRDE366 Character and Composition (3 cr.)

GRDE367 Principles of Animation (3 cr.)

Fall II or III /Spring II or III / Choose 6 CREDITS
Animation Elective:
GRDE463 2D Animation (3 cr.)
GRDE413 Introduction to 3D for Animation (3 cr.)
GRDE410 Motion Design (Animation Elective (3 cr.)