Animation and Visual Effects

This represents a suggested 4-year progression through the Animation and Visual Effects Concentration. The plan is based on degree requirements effective Fall 2013. Students who started prior to Fall 2013 may have different overall degree requirements. It is also 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 Interactive Media (IM) Advisor each semester to ensure you take required courses in the correct sequences.

  • Successful completion of 124 semester hours with 40 hours at the JR/SR level are required to graduate from the University.
  • "General Education Requirements" are specified by the University. "Electives" may be IM courses, CFA courses, minor requirements, or any courses bearing credits toward the overall graduation requirements.
  • A "C" or better is required in each required IM and ART course listed below.
  • Students must have a 2.50 GPA (cumulative) for all courses required for the major to graduate with an IM degree.

Scott Cavanah is the coordinator for the Animation and Visual Effects concentration. He is the Department's digital media specialist. His photography is exhibited regionally and he also shoots assignments for various publications and corporations.  His office is GCC 133A and he can be reached at spcavanah@bradley.edu. The IM Department Chair is Jim Ferolo, jferolo@bradley.edu.

First Semester-14 hours

  • IM 113 Introduction to Interactive Media (3)
  • ART 105 Two-Dimensional Design (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • Practicum (1)
  • Freshman Orientation (1)

Third Semester-16 hours

  • IM 213 Basic Interactive Media Authoring (3)
  • IM 250 Introduction to New Media Theory (3)
  • IM 285 Intro to Video for Interactive Media (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Practicum (1)

Fifth Semester-14 hours

  • IM 313 Intermediate Interactive Media Authoring (4)
  • IM 350 Intellectual Property Law (3)
  • *ENG 300,1,4,5,6 (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • Practicum (1)

Seventh Semester-16 hours

  • IM 471 Digital Animation II (3)
  • IM 458 Sound Design (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Practicum (1)

Second Semester-16 hours

  • IM 115 Intro Interactive Media Development (3)
  • ART 106 Three-Dimensional Design (3)
  • ART 205 Typographic Design  (3)
  • IM 120 Concepting and Storytelling (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • Practicum (1)

Fourth Semester-16 hours

  • IM 215 Introduction to Scripting Languages (3)
  • IM 365 Design for the World Wide Web (3)
  • IM 385 Intermediate Video for Interactive Media (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • Practicum (1)

Sixth Semester-16 hours

  • IM 457 Digital Animation I (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Practicum (1)

Eighth Semester-17 hours

  • IM 413 Advanced Interactive Media Authoring (4)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • General Education Requirement (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Practicum (1)