Cinema Majors and the Animation Emphasis (Apr 2007)
The Animation Emphasis is located in the cinema department; both cinema majors and non-cinema majors
may apply. The animation curriculum provides students with a foundation in developing short animated films,
from initial planning, production and post-production. Students work in a variety of techniques: hand drawn,
stop-motion, 2D/3D computer and effects animation.
Admission to Cine 360 (Animation 1) requires a Portfolio Review. Enrollment in all animation courses
requires consent of instructor. Cinema majors accepted into animation take required cinema courses and
electives in cinema and related disciplines. Admission to Cine 466 (Animation 3) requires a storyboard.
Prior to Portfolio Review
It is highly recommended that all students take a beginning drawing AND a life drawing course prior
to the portfolio review. Cinema majors must complete Cine 200 and 202 before applying.
Held once in the Fall, in FA 325 the day before classes begin. The time and other details are posted
at the Cinema Department Office (Fine Arts 245) and on the Cinema Department Website.
Passing the review gains entry to Cine 360, Animation 1, for that fall semester.
The portfolio review includes an interview; be prepared to discuss your animation goals.
You must bring a copy of your unofficial transcript, DARS & ASE reports to the review.
Select a sample of your strongest drawings including life, gestures and other drawing samples.
Other samples of animation, film, painting, photography, 2D/3D design, and other media are also welcome.
Animation Emphasis Required Courses (3 units each / 15 units total)
Cine 360 - Animation 1 (fall) Intro to principles of animation using various techniques. Portfolio Review
Cine 362 - Animation 2 (spring) Intro to sync-sound animation using various technologies
Cine 365 - Animation History (spring) OR Cine 465 - Contemporary Animation (offered occasionally)