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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Animation, BS


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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.

Graduates of the program work primarily in the animated film and video game industries. In fact, eight of our alumni were part of the creative teams behind 2014 Oscar winner “Big Hero 6” and 2014 Golden Globe winner “How to Train Your Dragon 2”. Others have found success working with educational software, forensics animation and advertising.

Special Features

  • Delve into the technical side of and develop innovative tools for animation
  • Work on projects that can help automate animation processes, which can be used by others in the animation industry
  • Improve your career prospects and portfolio with real-world projects that allow you to work alongside faculty and real clients.
  • Access knowledge and experience of professors who are leading experts in animation and its uses for healthcare, education, human-computer interaction, scientific visualization, assistive technology, film and games.
  • Gain leadership skills and network with other experts as part of Purdue’s ACM SIGGRAPH chapter, the first student chapter of the professional computer graphics organization.
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Animation   is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

ANIM
TCGT-BS
120 Credit Hours to Graduate
“C-” or better required in all major courses

Departmental/Program Major Courses (41 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (28 credits)


Electives (51 credits)


  • Human Behavior Humanities for core - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science Selective for core - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities Elective - Credit Hours: 6.00
  • Technical Elective - Credit Hours: 9.00
  • Advanced English Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statistics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Management Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CGT Global Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - 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

Program Requirements


14 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


16 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


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

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


15 Credits


Notes


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement

Students must earn a “C-” or better in all CGT courses.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 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

For Supplemental CGT Information click here.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

myPurdue Plan is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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