• Art, BFA Digital Animation requires at least 120 credit hours.
  • 36 of 120 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher.
  • No more than 6 credit hours of HPE may count in degree requirements.
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH.
  • 25% of the major, minor, and overall coursework must be earned at UAH.
  • Art majors transferring to UAH must complete at least 12 semester hours of art courses at the 300-level or above at UAH.
  • No more than 60 credit hours from a two-year school can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • Any double counting of classes must be approved through the AHSS Advising Office.
  • All students must pass a portfolio review
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
Area I: Freshman Composition3-6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING I W/STUDIO
COLLEGE WRITING II
ACCELERATED COLLEGE WRITING
HONORS ENGLISH SEMINAR
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts*12
Fine Arts3
ARH SUR: ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SUR: RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR: WORLD ART
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature3-6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2
LITERATURE WITHOUT BORDERS
MYTHOLOGY
PROTEST LITERATURE
HEROES &/OR MONSTERS
LOVE &/OR ROMANCE
SPECULATIVE REALITIES
Humanities and Fine Arts3-6
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:RUSSIAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:GERMAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG: JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTERM FORGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRO WOMENS/GENDER/SEXLTY STU
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL WORLDS
ARH SUR: ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SUR: RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR: WORLD ART
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Area III: Mathematics and Sciences11-12
Mathematics3-4
NATURE OF MATHEMATICS
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
Natural Sciences (Lab)8
SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and LABORATORY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
and ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LAB
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
GENERAL, ORGANIC, BIOCHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
Area IV: History and Social and Behavioral Sciences*12
History3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences6-9
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO TO CRIMINOLOGY
* Take either 1 EH (Area II) + 2 HY (Area IV) <OR> 2 EH (Area II) + 1 HY (Area IV). 
 
Area V: Pre-Professional Courses19
Take any WLC 101, 102, 201, or 202
The following classes will share between major and Pre-Professional Area: ARS 160, ARS 260, ARS 123, ARS 140, ARH 1xx, ARH 1xx, and CM 231
The classes counting in the Pre-Professional area will not also be allowed to count in Area II of the GER. The hours only count once towards overall credit hours.
BFA Animation Major Requirements:78
Foundations:24
2D DESIGN & COLOR THEORY
3D DESIGN
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
DRAWING: INTRODUCTION
ANIMATION: INTRODUCTION
Choose three of the following:
GAME DESIGN: INTRODUCTION
GRAPHIC DESIGN: INTRODUCTION
SCULPTURE: INTRODUCTION
PHOTOGRAPHY: INTRODUCTION
PAINTING: INTRODUCTION
PRINTMAKING: INTRODUCTION
Art History9
Choose two of the following:
ARH SUR: ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SUR: RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR: WORLD ART
Art History Requirement:
CONTEMPORARY ART & ISSUES
Interdisciplinary Experience9
FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN COMMUNICA
INTRO TO C PROGRAMMING
INTRO PROGRAMMING USING JAVA
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY III
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY IV
Concentration Courses30
Choose four of the following:
Any ARS 32x or 31x
Choose two of the following:
Any ARS 42x or 41x
Choose two of the following:
ARS 31x, 32x, 41x, 42x
AND
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT I
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
Major Electives6
Choose two of the following:
Any upper-level ARH or ARS courses
AND/OR
NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION
COMPUTER SCIENCE I
COMP SCI II: DATA STRUCTURES
ARTFCL INTEL & GAME DEV
INTRO VIDEO GAME DESGN & PROGM
INTRO COMPUTER GRAPHICS
ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS
INTRO CREATIVE WRITING
TECHNICAL WRITING
FICTION WRITING
STUDIES IN AMERICAN CINEMA
USABILITY STUDIES
NEW MEDIA WRITING & RHETORIC
WRITING FOR VISUAL MEDIA
VIDEO PRODUCTION
HISTORY OF AMERICAN CINEMA
VIDEO PRESENTATION
ACTING
ELEMENTS OF THEATRE PRODUCTION
SCENE DESIGN
SOUND DESIGN
THEATRE MAINSTAGE
DIRECTING
Other courses with approval
Electives
Electives vary by major, please see advisor.
Total Semester Hours120
 
Year 1
FallSemester Hours
ARS 160DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS 3
EH 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
ARS 1232D DESIGN COLOR THEORY 3
Approved Math course  3
FYE  1
 Term Semester Hours: 13
Spring
ARS 1403D DESIGN 3
ARS 220ANIMATION: INTRODUCTION 3
ARH 1XX Art History Survey  3
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 3
Social and Behavioral Science  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 2
Fall
ARS 260DRAWING: INTRODUCTION 3
ARH 1XX Art History Survey  3
ARS 2XX  3
ARS 3XX (Animation)  3
WLC 101X  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
ARS 3XX (Animation)  3
ARS 3XX (Animation)  3
HY 103,104,221,222, AMS 229  3
Science  4
EH 207, 208, 209, 210 or 242  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 3
Fall
ARS 2XX  3
ARS 3XX or 4XX (Animation)  3
ARH 309CONTEMPORARY ART ISSUES 3
CM 231FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN COMMUNICA 3
Science  4
BFA Portfolio Review   
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
ARS 390PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT I 3
ARS 2XX  3
ARS 3XX or 4XX (Animation)  3
CS 102 or 103  3
FMA 123,MU 100 or TH 122  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 4
Fall
Approved Elective Course  3
ARS 3XX (Animation)  3
ARS 4XX (Animation)  3
MU 305MUSIC TECHNOLOGY III 3
Social or Behavioral Science  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
4XX Animation  3
Foreign Language Requirement  3
Approved Elective Course  3
Area 4 class  3
ARS 494PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES 3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
 Total Semester Hours: 120