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New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Creative Media

MAJOR: Animation and Visual Effects

Students must complete all university requirements and the Animation and Visual Effects curriculum outlined below. All Animation and Visual Effects Curriculum requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Requirements

Foundation Courses

48 total credits required (of which a minimum of 12 credits are 300 level and above)

CMI 100Introduction to the Creative Media Industry

3 cr.

CMI 231History of Animation

3 cr.

 

CMI 232Storyboarding

3 cr.

or

ENGL 232Script Development and Storyboarding

3 cr.

 

CMI 233Light, Shade, Render

3 cr.

or

CMI 361After Effects: 2D Compositing and EFX

3 cr. (3+3P)

 

CMI 235Narrative: Principles of Story Across the Media

3 cr.

CMI 240Digital Illustration

3 cr.

CMI 250Beginning 2-D Animation

3 cr.

CMI 260Foundations of 3D Animation

3 cr.

 

CMI 270Rigging for 3D Animation

3 cr.

or

CMI 350Intermediate 2-D Animation

3 cr.

 

CMI 280Modeling

3 cr.

 

CMI 2903-D Animation

3 cr.

or

CMI 220Drawing for Animation

3(2+4P)

 

CMI 348Acting and Directing for Voiceover

3 cr.

or

THTR 105Acting for Non-Majors

3 cr.

or

CMI 314Acting for Film

3 cr.

 

CMI 498Final Year Senior Project I: Production and Post Production

3-6 cr.

CMI 499Final Year Senior Project II: Production and Post Production

3-6 cr.

Choose 18 total credits from the following (of which 15 must be 300 level and above):

CMI 205Cinematography I

3 cr.

CMI 216Editing I

3 cr.

CMI 220Drawing for Animation

3(2+4P)

CMI 233Light, Shade, Render

3 cr.

CMI 270Rigging for 3D Animation

3 cr.

CMI 271Rigging for 2D Animation

3 cr.

CMI 2903-D Animation

3 cr.

CMI 301Sound Design II

3 cr.

CMI 303Cinema Review and Critique

3 cr.

CMI 308Writing for Animation

3 cr.

CMI 309Screenwriting I

3 cr.

CMI 3323-D Character Animation

3 cr.

CMI 341Visual Effects I

3 cr.

CMI 348Acting and Directing for Voiceover

3 cr.

CMI 350Intermediate 2-D Animation

3 cr.

CMI 360Previsualization

3 cr.

CMI 361After Effects: 2D Compositing and EFX

3 cr. (3+3P)

CMI 365Character Design and Development

3 cr.

CMI 397Practicum

1-3 cr. (2P)

CMI 398Special Topics

3 cr.

CMI 400Directed Studies

1-6 cr.

CMI 401Motion Capture Techniques

3 cr.

CMI 4333-D Sets and Environments

3 cr.

CMI 441Visual Effects II

3 cr.

CMI 450Advanced 2-D Animation

3 cr.

CMI 470Short 2-D Animation Production

3 cr.

CMI 495Internship

1-12 cr.

CMI 496Media Law/Ethics

3 cr.