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2013 - 2014

BFA in Illustration (71-72 hours)



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

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  1. Complete the following core requirements:
  2. Obtain acceptance into the illustration BA program.
  3. Complete the following:
  4. Obtain acceptance into the BFA program.
  5. Complete the following:
  6. Complete one course from the following:
  7. Complete one course from the following history requirements:
  8. Complete one of the following tracks:

    Illustration Track

    1. Complete the following courses:

    Concept Design Track

    1. Complete the following courses:
        VAANM 360R : Advanced Storyboarding. (3:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        VAANM 360R : Advanced Storyboarding. (3:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
        PREREQUISITE: VAANM 250R & VAANM 260 & VAANM 265
        DESCRIPTION: Exploring the professional practices of storyboard artists in advertising, film, TV, and animation through individual and group projects.

        Course Outcomes


        VAILL 358 : Character Design for Illustrators. (3:6:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        VAILL 358 : Character Design for Illustrators. (3:6:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        PREREQUISITE: VAILL 251; or VAANM 265
        DESCRIPTION: Concepts and projects dealing with the interpretation and stylization of human and animal characters applied to children's markets, caricature, animation, and humorous illustration.

        Course Outcomes


        VAILL 410 : Digital Illustration 3. (3:6:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        VAILL 410 : Digital Illustration 3. (3:6:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
        PREREQUISITE: VAILL 310; or VAANM 365R
        DESCRIPTION: Individual studies in advanced problems in digital media related to professional market applications.

        Course Outcomes


        VAILL 457 : Concept Design 1: Introduction to Concept Design. (3:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        VAILL 457 : Concept Design 1: Introduction to Concept Design. (3:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        PREREQUISITE: VAILL 353; or VAANM 360R
        RECOMMENDED: VAIll 310, VAIll 350R, VAIll 351, VAIll 353.
        DESCRIPTION: Application of illustration methods and creative process to solve visual problems for entertainment production design. Faculty-led teams work within given parameters to research, visualize, and render original compositions, characters, environments, creatures, vehicles and props.

        Course Outcomes


        VAILL 458 : Concept Design 2: Intermediate Problems in Concept Design. (3:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        VAILL 458 : Concept Design 2: Intermediate Problems in Concept Design. (3:3:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
        PREREQUISITE: VAILL 457; or VAANM 361R
        RECOMMENDED: VAIll 358, VAIll 410, VAIll 453.
        DESCRIPTION: Synthesis of advanced principles and methodologies in illustration to solve complex visual problems of production design. Students work within stated narrative and aesthetic perimeters to develop original ideas from research to production-ready concept artwork.

        Course Outcomes


  9. Complete 7.5 credit hours from the following supporting courses:

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