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The BFA in Digital Art and Animation degree program requires completion of at least 240 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. The program usually spans nine trimesters of 15 weeks each within a total of four academic years.

This is a sample sequence of courses for a student in the 2020-2021 academic cohort. This sequence should not be used for advising purposes. Instead, contact your Student Success Advisor for a copy of this program’s Curriculum Flowchart.

TrimesterModule TitleModule Credits
Year 1, Trimester 1DAA1201
Animation Basics 1
7
DAA1115
Art and Technology
5
DAA1101
The Language of Drawing 1
7
DAA1616
Storytelling
5
DAA1125
Tone, Color, and Composition 1
6
Sub-Total for Year 1, Trimester 130
Year 1, Trimester 2DAA1251
Animation Basics 2
5
DAA1151
Basic Life Drawing
6
DAA1120
Language of Drawing 2
5
DAA1130
Tone, Color, and Composition 2
6
DAA1150
Human Anatomy
5
DAA1401
The Basics of Production
5
Sub-Total for Year 1, Trimester 232
Year 1, Trimester 3Break
Year 2, Trimester 1DAA2101
Life Drawing 2
5
DAA2301
Introduction to 2D Computer Graphics
6
DAA2325
Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics
7
DAA2401 / DAA24022D
Animation Production or Game Art Project 1
7
DAA2515
History of Film and Animation
5
Sub-Total for Year 2, Trimester 130
Year 2, Trimester 2DAA2151
Character Design
5
DAA2150
Storyboards
5
DAA2375
Introduction to 3D Animation
5
DAA2451 / DAA24522D
Animation Production or Game Art Project 2
7
DAA2100
Perspective, Backgrounds, and Layouts
5
DAA2099
College Success for Artists
3
Sub-Total for Year 2, Trimester 230
Year 2, Trimester 3 (OIP)DAA Elective
A Year 3 or Year 4 Art, Animation, Film, or Graphics module
5
DAA2501 / DAA2510
Cinematography / Cinematography for Visual Effects
5
DAA2110
Animal Anatomy
5
DAA2300
3D Environment and Level Design
6
Sub-Total for Year 2, Trimester 321
Year 3, Trimester 1DAA3400
3D Production Pipeline
8
DAA Elective
A Year 3 or Year 4 Art, Animation, Film, or Graphics module
5
DAA Elective
A Year 3 or Year 4 Art, Animation, Film or Graphics module
5
DAA3715
Introduction to Scripting and Programming
5
Sub-Total for Year 3, Trimester 123
Year 3, Trimester 2DAA3450 / DAA3452
Cinematic Production or Game Art Project 2
8
DAA3099
Career and Professional Development
5
DAA3650
Professional Communication
5
DAA3720
Introduction to Applied Math and Physics
5
DAA3101
Conceptual Illustration and Visual Development
5
Sub-Total for Year 3, Trimester 228
Year 3, Trimester 3Break
Year 4, Trimester 1DAA4400 / DAA4402 / DAA4950
Cinematic Production or Game Art Project 2 or Internship
8
DAA4150
Portfolio
5
English Elective
Any Year 4 English module
5
DAA4616
Introduction to Intellectual Property and Contracts
5
Sub-Total for Year 4, Trimester 123
Year 4, Trimester 2DAA4450 / DAA4950 / DAA4990
Professional Practice or Internship 1 or Internship 2
8
DAA4615
Media and Ethics: A Social Science Perspective
5
Elective
Any English, History, Social Sciences, Psychology, or Mathematics module
5
Elective
A module from any department at DigiPen (Singapore)
5
Sub-Total for Year 4, Trimester 123
Total for 4-Year Program240
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