The John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts offers three minor programs: Minor in 3-D Animation in Cinematic Arts , Minor in Animation and Digital Arts , and Minor in Science Visualization

Minor in 3-D Animation in Cinematic Arts

The minor in 3-D animation in cinematic arts offers an introduction to basic animation principles and history, as well as creative and skill-based instruction in 3-D computer animation. Through elective choices students may focus their studies on their specific area of interest, including visual effects, motion capture, virtual reality, modeling or character animation. The program requires 16 units

Application Procedures

To be eligible for the 3-D animation in cinematic arts minor, a student must be in good academic standing and have a declared major. To declare the minor a student must submit a Change of Major/Minor form to the John C Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts in SCB 210.

General Education Requirements

For a complete list of requirements and courses offered for the Minor in Animation & Digital Arts please refer to the USC School of Cinematic Arts Animation & Digital Arts 3-D Animation in Cinematic Arts Minor Requirements.

Minor in Animation and Digital Arts

The minor in animation offers students an introduction to the theory and practice of animation, including its relationship to the history of art and cinema, creative writing and basic film production. It provides students with an opportunity to create both personal and collaborative work in a wide range of genres, from traditional character to contemporary experimental and computer animation. This includes painting, cel, stop motion, collage, mixed media, 2- and 3-D computer animation software and interactive digital media. Successful completion of a final project is required.

Most students will enter the minor in animation program in their sophomore year at USC.

A student enrolled on the undergraduate level at USC may apply to minor in animation if he or she is maintaining normal degree progress.

Animation minor applications are reviewed by a panel of faculty members, with admissions made for the fall semester only. A maximum of 12 students will be admitted per year.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the minor in animation, the applicant is required to submit the following materials:

  1. Cinematic Arts departmental application.
  2. Academic records including current USC transcripts.
  3. Personal statement.
  4. Two letters of recommendation.
  5. Portfolio (prints, slides, CD, DVD, film and/or video).

Applications and admission information can be obtained from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Animation and Digital Arts Program Office, (213) 740-3986 or online at cinema.usc.edu.

General Education Requirements

For a complete list of requirements and courses offered for the Animation Minor in Animation & Digital Arts please refer to the USC School of Cinematic Arts Animation & Digital Arts Animation and Digital Arts Minor Requirements.

Minor in Science Visualization

The minor in science visualization offers an introduction to science visualization methodology and practice focused in an area of relevant research. The minor is structured to provide the skills and knowledge needed in science visualization, and will culminate in a capstone project under the close supervision of faculty in both animation and science. The program requires 16 units.

Most students will enter the minor in science visualization program in their sophomore year at USC.

 

 

Application Procedures

An undergraduate student at USC may apply to the minor in science visualization if he or she is in good standing and maintaining normal degree progress.

Students should apply after they have completed CTAN 330 with a “B” or better in the course. A signature of support from the CTAN 330 professor is required. Applications and admission information can be obtained from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Animation and Digital Arts Office SCB 210 (213) 740-3986.

Science visualization minor applications are reviewed by a panel of faculty members, with admissions made for the following fall semester only.

A maximum of 12 students will be admitted per year.

General Education Requirements

For a complete list of requirements and courses offered for the Animation Minor in Science Visualization please refer to the USC School of Cinematic Arts Animation & Digital Arts Science Visualization Minor Requirements.