Animation

This represents a suggested 4-year progression through the Animation major. The plan is based on degree requirements effective Fall 2016. Students who started prior to Fall 2016 may have different overall degree requirements. It is acceptable to take courses in different semesters if they are offered, dependent on individual circumstances and goals, as long as course prerequisites are met. Consult with your advisor each semester to ensure you take required courses in the correct sequences.

  • Successful completion of 124 semester hours with 40 hours at the Junior/Senior level are required to graduate from the University.
  • Bradley Core Curriculum (BCC) courses are specified by the University and have their own unique set of requirements. These courses do not have to be taken in this specific order.
  • Elective courses may be any courses bearing credits toward the overall graduation requirements.
  • There are a total 56 required semester hours within the major.
  • A grade "C" or better is required in every IM and ART course listed below.
  • Students must have a 2.50 GPA (cumulative) for all courses required within the Animation major.
  • Animation majors are highly encouraged to pursue a minor. 

Scott Cavanah is the advisor and coordinator for the Animation major. His office is GCC 133A and he can be reached at spcavanah@bradley.edu. The Department Chair of Interactive Media is Ethan Ham. His office is GCC 200 and he can be contacted at eham@bradley.edu.

First Semester - 14 hours

  • IM 110 Introduction to Interactive Media Design (3)
  • IM 120 Concepting and Storytelling for IM (3)
  • IM 226 Interactive Media Practicum I (1)
  • Art 101 Drawing I (3)
  • BCC W1 (3)
  • Freshman Orientation (1)

Third Semester - 16 hours

  • IM 226 Interactive Media Practicum I (1)
  • IM 240 Two-Dimensional Animation I (3)
  • IM 243 History of Animation (3)
  • BCC FA (3)
  • BCC GP (3)
  • Elective (3)

Fifth Semester - 16 hours

  • IM 340 Three-Dimensional Animation I (3)
  • IM 355 New Media Theory (3)
  • IM 426 Interactive Media Practicum II (3)
  • BCC W2 (3)
  • BCC SB (3)
  • Elective (3)

Seventh Semester - 16 hours

  • IM 426 Interactive Media Practicum II (1)
  • IM 440 Animation Capstone I (3)
  • IM 455 Issues in New Media Theory (3)
  • BCC (GP, HU, NS, SB, QR) (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Second Semester - 16 hours

  • IM 150 Fundamentals of Interactive Design (3)
  • IM 160 Intro to Scripting Languages (3)
  • IM 226 Interactive Media Practicum I (1)
  • ART 102 Drawing II (3)
  • BCC OC (3)
  • Elective (3)

Fourth Semester - 16 hours

  • IM 226 Interactive Media Practicum I (1)
  • IM 241 Two-Dimensional Animation II (3)
  • BCC HU (3)
  • BCC NS (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Sixth Semester - 16 hours

  • IM 341 Three-Dimensional Animation II (3)
  • IM 426 Interactive Media Practicum II (1)
  • BCC MI (3)
  • BCC QR (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Eighth Semester - 14 hours

  • IM 426 Interactive Media Practicum II (1)
  • IM 441 Animation Capstone II (6)
  • BCC (GP, HU, NS, SB, QR) (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (1)