Jun 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

3D Digital Design and Visual Effects, B.A.

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The  3D digital design and visual effects program resides at the intersection of communication, arts, technology, and design. Students in this diverse and challenging major collaborate to conceptualize, create, and design 3D content, animation, games, digital media, and visual effects (VFX) that educate, inform, inspire, and entertain. Coursework focuses on both cutting edge technology and foundational understanding of theories and techniques needed to create compelling and inventive experiences for the next generation.

3D digital design and VFX curriculum will prepare students to create and deliver content with the end goal of designing engaging and effective interactive, immersive, and animated storytelling.

Students majoring in 3D Digital Design and Visual Effects must complete 54 credit hours of study as outlined below, and take “CMST 101 Public Speaking - OC (3 credits) ” or “CMST 110 Introduction to Communication Studies - OC (3 credits) ” for the oral communication requirement of their general education program.

Also, DFX students are required to take “INF 120 Elementary Programming - NS (3 credits) ” to fulfill the natural science without a lab requirement of the general education program.

In addition, DFX students are required to take “EMB 100 Media Literacy - AH (3 credits) ” or “JOU 110 Introduction to Mass Communication - SB (3 credits) ” to fulfill either a culture and creativity or individual and society requirement of the general education program. It is the policy of the Communication Department that the courses offered by the department (CMST, COM, DFX, EMB, HCOM, JOU, POP, PRE courses) cannot be double counted toward the majors and minors in the department unless the required course is the only option.

Four-Year Plan: Click here  to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures  page.

Special graduation requirements: All majors and minors in the Department of Communication must earn a letter grade of C- or better and a 2.0 GPA in their major or minor courses.

♦  Indicates prerequisite.

Degree Requirements (57 credits, plus 9 Foundation of Knowledge credits)

Foundation of Knowledge coursework (9 credits)

Take INF 120  to fulfill the Natural Science without a lab requirement.

Take EMB 100  to fulfill a Culture and Creativity requirement OR JOU 110  to fulfill an Individual and Society requirement.

Take CMST 101  OR CMST 110  to fulfill the Oral Communication requirement.

Select one 300- or 400- level College of Informatics course (3 credits)


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