Oct 15, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog

Animation, BS


About the Program

Computer animation is everywhere, not only in entertainment but also in education, product and packaging, construction, healthcare and courtrooms as well as new applications yet to be discovered.  When you major in animation at Purdue University, you will focus on six areas of animation: 3-D modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering and character rigging (creating a digital skeleton) and motion. Your primary tool will be the powerful animation software, Maya, and you will experiment with other options.

Animation Website

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (41 credits)


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (64 credits)


Electives (15 Credits)


Any Course, any subject.  Credit Hours:  15.00

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Additional Degree Requirements


Click here for Animation Supplemental Course Information .

Cornerstone Certificate Required.  Click here for Cornerstone Certificate .

Program Requirements


14 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • CGT 34100 - Motion for Computer Animation
  • CGT Selective - Credit Hours:  3.00
  • CGT Globalization Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statistics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Management Selective  - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


17 Credits


Spring 4th Year


12 Credits


Notes


  • Students must earn a “C-” or better in all CGT courses.
  • 120 semester credits & 2.00 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Purdue policy states that a student may attempt a course no more than three (3) times. An attempt is defined as all courses displayed on a student’s transcript including, but not limited to A,B,C,D,E,F,W,WF,I and IF
  • 32 credit hours of 30000 or 40000 level Purdue courses for graduation.
  • Cornerstone Certificate required with this major.

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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