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Academic Program Guide


Animation and Digital Arts


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Spring 2017 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule for the BFA program. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on course to graduate in ten semesters for freshmen and eight semesters for transfers. The sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help students build a full schedule each term. Note that you must and maintain a GPA of 3.00 or higher in order to remain in the major.

Mapping Coordinator: Emily Burgess
Email: eburgess@film.fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Mathematics3
GE Core Natural Science and Lab4
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Writing course3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Maintain 3.00 or higher GPA
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Natural Science3
GE Ethics3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice (Multicultural Y)3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Multicultural course (Y)
Complete Scholarship in Practice course
Complete Writing requirement
Maintain 3.00 or higher GPA
Term 3 hrs
FIL2110 - Story Development & Screenwrting I1
FIL2113L - Screenwriting Workshop1
FIL2423 - Filmmaking I3
FIL2557 - Motion Picture Editing2
IFS2013 - Reality & Illusion in World Cinema3
FIL2043 - History & Practice of VFX and Animation2
FIL2090 - Professional Communication1
FIL3965 - BFA Comprehensive Exam0
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Multicultural course (X)
Complete E-Series course
Complete Oral Competency
Pass FIL3965
Maintain 3.00 or higher GPA
Term 4 hrs
FIL4923 - Undegraduate Film Seminar1
FIL3932 - Special Topics3
FIL2730 - Intro. to 3D Computer Graphics3
FIL3363 - Documentary Filmmaking4
FIL3922 - Film Genres & Filmmakers1
FIL3965 - BFA Comprehensive Exam0
Milestones 4
Pass FIL3965
Maintain 3.00 or higher GPA
Summer hrs
FIL3433 - Filmmaking II2
FIL4972 - Production Management3
FIL3702 - Lighting, Texturing, and Rendering I1
FIL3736 - Character Animation2
FIL3516 - Film, Camera & Lighting1
FIL2731 - Intro to 3D Animation1
FIL3965 - BFA Comprehensive Exam0
FIL3963 - BFA Qualifying Exam0
Term 5 hrs
FIL3132 - Screenwriting II3
FIL4713 - Character Art3
FIL2533 - Motion Picture Sound1
FIL4737 - Character Animation II3
Film Elective3
FIL3965 - BFA Comprehensive Exam0
Milestones 5
Pass FIL3965
Complete a Pre-graduation Check with College
Maintain 3.00 or higher GPA
Term 6 hrs
FIL4434 - Advanced Filmmaking6
Film Elective3
Film Elective3
FIL3965 - BFA Comprehensive Exam0
Summer:
FIL4135 - Screenwriting II
FIL4923 - Undergraduate Film Seminar2
Film Elective2
FIL3965 - BFA Comprehensive Exam4
Milestones 6
Pass FIL3965
Maintain 3.00 or higher GPA
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Summer:
Complete Upper-Division Writing course
Pass FIL3965
Maintain 3.00 or higher GPA
Term 7 hrs
FIL4973 - Thesis Film12
FIL3965 - BFA Comprehensive Exam0
Milestones 7
Pass FIL3965
Complete Pre-Graduation Check with Registrar
Maintain 3.00 or higher GPA
Term 8 hrs
FIL4973 - Thesis Film3
FIL4970 - Thesis Defense0
FIL4613 - Marketing & Exhibition3
FIL4933 - Professional Development3
Film Elective3
Milestones 8
Pass FIL4970
Apply for Graduation in 1st 2 weeks of semester
Maintain 3.00 or higher GPA

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major (BFA or MFA): Director, Writer, Producer(Executive, Assistant, Unit), Director of photography, Editor, Post-production coordinator, Casting director, Production designer, Art director, Supervising art director, Set decorator, Costume designer, Costumer, On-set costume assistant, Makeup, Production manager, Post-production supervisor, Propmaker, Property master, Storyboard artist, Set dressing foreman, Set designer, Animatics, Animatics supervisor, Graphic designer, Visual development coordinator, Foley mixer, Sound effects recordist, Supervising sound editor, Production sound mixer, Sound editor, Dialogue Supervisor, Visual effects coordinator, Visual effects creative supervisor, Animation supervisor, Effects animator, Electrician, Best boy electric, Grip, Gaffer, Best boy lighting, Marketing coordinator, Production accountant, Craft service, Location manager, Script Supervisor.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.



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