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2012 - 2013

BS in Computer Science: Animation Emphasis
(80–81 hours*)


This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the department office for information regarding requirements for admission to this program.

Application deadline: April 15 and October 15 after completing the prerequisite courses listed below.

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  1. Grades below C- are not allowed in major courses.
  2. Complete the following prerequisite courses:
  3. Apply to the program.
  4. Complete the following after being admitted to the program:
  5. Complete the following supporting courses:
  6. Complete one course from the following:
      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also; Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      RECOMMENDED: MATH 110 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION:  Stemplots, boxplots, histograms, scatterplots; central tendency, variability; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing involving one and two means and proportions; contingency tables, simple linear regression.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : Honors Principles of Statistics.
      Course Outcomes



      STAT 201 : Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 201 : Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: MATH 112; or MATH 119
      DESCRIPTION: The scientific method; probability, random variables, common discrete and continuous random variables, central limit theorem; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; completely randomized experiments; factorial experiments.

      Course Outcomes


  7. Complete two courses from the following:
  8. Complete one course from the following:
      CSANM 351R : Lighting for Three-Dimensional Graphics. (3:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CSANM 351R : Lighting for Three-Dimensional Graphics. (3:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Developing lighting and color, and the compiling of the various elements for final images for use in three-dimensional applications.
      NOTE: Course changed to CSAnm 351R beginning Fall 2012.

      Course Outcomes


      CSANM 355 : Photography for Animation. (3:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CSANM 355 : Photography for Animation. (3:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Spring
      DESCRIPTION: Layout, references, camera technology and terminology, application of composition, lighting, and core art skills emphasized.
      NOTE: Course changed to CSAnm 355 beginning Fall 2012.

      Course Outcomes


      CSANM 452R : Advanced Senior Film Production 2. (3:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CSANM 452R : Advanced Senior Film Production 2. (3:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Portfolio development based on advanced animation/design projects. Senior film production and post production.
      NOTE: Course changed to CSAnm 452R beginning Fall 2012.

      Course Outcomes


      CSANM 458 : Three-Dimensional Visual Effects. (1.5:1.5:1.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CSANM 458 : Three-Dimensional Visual Effects. (1.5:1.5:1.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DESCRIPTION: Exploring procedural and three-dimensional animation methods to create realistic special effects. Applying a large spectrum of animation principles to integrate their effects aesthetically and convincingly into a live action or animated environment.
      NOTE: Course changed to CSAnm 458 beginning Fall 2012.

      Course Outcomes


      Any course not used in item 7 above.
      Any of the 500-level computer science courses.

      Note: If either C S 501R or 598R is chosen, it must be taken for three hours.

  9. Complete one course from the following:

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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