May 17, 2021
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.
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (41 credits)
Required Major Courses (29 credits)
Major Selectives* - Select 4 (12 credits)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (64 credits)
- Complete Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Pre and Post Tests
- Complete Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI) Pre and Post Tests
- Complete Intercultural Knowledge and Effectiveness (IKE)
- Complete CGT Global Course, Faculty Lead Study Abroad, International Internship, or International Capstone/Collaborative Project
Complete 1 of the following:
- Participation in Computational Arts Circle
- Complete courses within major that have Humanities Integrated into their assignments
- Complete course within major that have partnered with Humanities Professor
- Complete 2 additional Humanities Courses which would complete the Cornerstone Requirement
Complete 1 of the following:
- Complete Internship
- Complete Co-op
- Employment during the academic year related to Major Field of Study
- Complete an in-class internship-like experience created by Major Field of Study
- Student Proposed Alternative: must be commensurate with the expectations of Professional Requirement related to Major Field of Study
University Core Requirements
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
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
*Satisfies a University Core Requirement
Students must earn a “C-” or better in all CGT courses.
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
32 credit hours of 30000 or 40000 level Purdue courses for graduation
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