2017-2018 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]
Film + Animation, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Programs > Programs in the College of Art, Media, & Design
Contacts Description Program Objectives Academic Plan Program Requirements
College of Art, Media & Design
School of Film
Liberal Arts Distribution
Karl Staven \ firstname.lastname@example.org \ 215.717.6552
Mike Attie \ email@example.com \ 215.717.6558
In both film and animation it’s all about the moving images. Whether you create a narrative, documentary or experimental film or a traditional, stop-motion or computer-generated animation, you work in a dynamic medium to tell the stories you feel passionate about and to express your unique, personal vision.
This major allows you to explore the possibilities of both film and animation. You’ll learn film and animation techniques, explore various genres and styles, and create a capstone project of your choosing that combines film and animation in innovative ways.
You’ll also discover how your work fits into the canon of existing films and animations, by studying the larger cultural, historical and aesthetic contexts of each field.
Working closely with award-winning, professional filmmakers and animators, and in collaboration with your peers, your classes are a mixture of hands-on instruction, lectures, screenings and critiques. You can take advantage of internship and study abroad opportunities, and you’ll graduate with the skills to confidently pursue creative careers in both fields.
Graduates of the Film & Animation BFA will demonstrate:
- technical and aesthetic proficiency in creating films and animations
- a developed personal, artistic vision
- professional film and animation skills in a collaborative environment
- critical thinking skills and analysis of various genres, and historical and cultural contexts in film and animation
- an understanding of professional practices in the fields of film and animation
Academic plans provide a semester by semester suggested course sequence. Plans can be customized through discussions with academic advisors.
Program Requirements (126 credits)