Art - Entertainment, Arts, and Animation Emphasis, BA/BS

Program Description

An education in Visual Arts can be defined as the process whereby one learns how to produce art; engage in the aesthetic and critical analysis of art, and to talk, read, and write about art. Students at Utah Tech will be exposed to numerous concepts and activities involved in becoming visually and aesthetically literate. As part of their artistic study, students will become proficient in their art discipline. Students will have the opportunity to visit major regional art museums and exhibit artwork both on and off campus.

Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements

American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
Complete a 1010 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at Utah Tech, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
2. In a language not taught at Utah Tech, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional Utah Tech admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to Utah Tech but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16

General Education Foreign Language Classes may be found on the General Education page.

Art Core Requirements

ART 1001FYE: Art and Design2
ART 1110Drawing and Composition (FA)3
ART 11202-Dimensional Design (FA)3
ART 11303-Dimensional Design I3
ARTH 2710Prehistoric to Gothic Art History (FA)3
ARTH 2720Renaissance to Contemporary Art History (FA)3

Entertainment, Arts, and Animation Emphasis Requirements

ART 2120Digital Art 3
ART 2600Drawing for Animation3
ART 26103D Graphics Essentials3
ART 36103D Graphics3
ART 36302D Animation3
ART 36403D Character Rigging3
ART 36503D Animation3
ART 46603D Animation II3
ART 4810Senior Animation Capstone3
Complete 18 credits from the following:
ART 2060Digital Photography (FA)3
ART 3410Life Drawing3
ART 3450RAnatomy for the Artist3
ART 3625Game Engine Production3
ART 3910RDigital Painting3
ART 46302D Animation II3
ART 4950RArt Internship Maximum Repeat Credits: 61-3
ART 4990RSeminar in Art Maximum Repeat Credits: 61-3
DES 3300Motion Graphics I3
DES 4300Motion Graphics II3
FILM 2130Beginning Screenwriting3
FILM 2660Introduction to Digital Film Production3
FILM 3660Digital Film Production4
FILM 3680Digital Film Editing2
FILM 3685Digital Film Editing Lab1

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C- or higher in each Core Discipline, Emphasis Requirement, and Emphasis Elective course.