Art - Animation Intermedia Option, B.A.


Department of Art, Design, and Art History

Art Major Requirements - Animation Intermedia Option

1. Major requirements (54 - 59 units)

Art Major Core (30 units)
Lower-Division Requirements (21 units)
ARTH 10 and ARTH 11
ART 13, ART 14, ART 16, ART 20, and ART 37

Upper-Division Requirements (9 units)
ART 101 and ART 112
ARTH 132

Animation Intermedia Option Requirements (24 - 29 units)
Central Requirements (9 units)
ART 30, ART 188
ART 50 or ART 60 or ART 80

Content Development Requirements (6 - 8 units)
Select one course from: DRAMA 32, DRAMA  34, DRAMA  41, ENGL 41, ENGL 43, ENGL 44

Select one course from: DRAMA 150, DRAMA  163, DRAMA  180A, DRAMA  180B, DRAMA  181A, DRAMA  186A, DRAMA  186B, ENGL 101, ENGL 102, ENGL 103, ENGL 104, ENGL 112, ENGL 113, ENGL 114, ENGL 161, ENGL 163, ENGL 164

Media awareness requirement (3 units)
Select one course from: MCJ 175 or MCJ 178 or MCJ 179

Area of Emphasis (6 - 9 units)
I. New Media Emphasis: ART 102, ART 133
II. 2D Animation Emphasis: ART 181, ART 184
III. 3D Animation Emphasis: ART 181, ART 186, and ART 187A or ART 187B or ART 187C

2. General Education requirements (48 units)

3. Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing. 

4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)

5. Total units (120)*

* G.E. and MI courses can be double counted with major requirements. This total indicates that courses in G.E. Breadth C1 and G.E. Breadth E1 may be applied to the art major. These courses include ARTH 10, 11; ART 20, 40, 50 (G.E. C1); and/or ART 13 (G.E. E1). Consult the department chair or faculty adviser for additional details.

Advising Notes

  1. CR/NC grading is only permitted in ART 198, Internship.
  2. General Education and elective units may be used toward a double major or minor (see
    double major or departmental minor). Consult the appropriate department chair, program
    coordinator, or faculty advisor for further information.


The faculty of the department offer diverse, skilled, and professional approaches to art and design education. The methods of teaching reflect distinctive yet complementary ways and means of introducing their disciplines while guiding students through the program with a sense of dedication and commitment to the education of artists, designers, and scholars.

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The Bachelor of Art Animation and Intermedia option allows students to explore fine art concepts through the use of various technological tools and mediums. Courses are offered in digital Imaging, 3D digital modeling, Video, 2D and 3D Animation.  Combined with a strong foundation of art and art history, the program provides a thorough and broad investigation of critical art issues in a socio-economic, historical, art historical context. Students engage with high-end technological processes and learn skills critical to developing a career in either industry or art.

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Digital Video Art
  • Computer Art
  • Beginning 3D Digital Art - Modeling
  • 2-D Computer Art & Animation
  • 3D Digital Art - Animation

About the College

The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

College Contact Information

College of Arts & Humanities
Office of the Dean
2380 E. Keats MS/MB99
Fresno CA 93740-8024

Phone: (559) 278-3056
FAX: (559) 278-6758

Where We Are Located:
West wing of the Music Building in Room 186.

Department Contact Information

Phone: (559) 278-2516
FAX: (559) 278-4706

Mailing Address:

Department of Art, Design, and Art History
California State University, Fresno
5225 North Backer Avenue M/S 65
Fresno, California 93740-8001

Where We are Located:
Conley Art Building, Room 105