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The BFA in Digital Art and Animation degree program requires completion 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 Title
Year 1, Trimester 1DAA1201
Animation Basics 1
DAA1115
Art and Technology
DAA1101
The Language of Drawing 1
DAA1616
Storytelling
DAA1125
Tone, Color, and Composition 1
Year 1, Trimester 2DAA1251
Animation Basics 2
DAA1151
Basic Life Drawing
DAA1120
Language of Drawing 2
DAA1130
Tone, Color, and Composition 2
DAA1150
Human Anatomy
DAA1401
The Basics of Production
Year 1, Trimester 3Break
Year 2, Trimester 1DAA2101
Life Drawing 2
DAA2301
Introduction to 2D Computer Graphics
DAA2325
Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics
DAA2401 / DAA24022D
Animation Production or Game Art Project 1
DAA2515
History of Film and Animation
Year 2, Trimester 2DAA2151
Character Design
DAA2150
Storyboards
DAA2375
Introduction to 3D Animation
DAA2451 / DAA24522D
Animation Production or Game Art Project 2
DAA2100
Perspective, Backgrounds, and Layouts
DAA2099
College Success for Artists
Year 2, Trimester 3 (OIP)DAA Elective
A Year 3 or Year 4 Art, Animation, Film, or Graphics module
DAA2501 / DAA2510
Cinematography / Cinematography for Visual Effects
DAA2110
Animal Anatomy
CSD 2540
Level Design 1
Year 3, Trimester 1DAA3400
3D Production Pipeline
DAA Elective
A Year 3 or Year 4 Art, Animation, Film, or Graphics module
DAA Elective
A Year 3 or Year 4 Art, Animation, Film or Graphics module
DAA3715
Introduction to Scripting and Programming
Year 3, Trimester 2DAA3450 / DAA3452
Cinematic Production or Game Art Project 2
DAA3099
Career and Professional Development
DAA3650
Professional Communication
DAA3720
Introduction to Applied Math and Physics
DAA3101
Conceptual Illustration and Visual Development
Year 3, Trimester 3Break
Year 4, Trimester 1DAA4400 / DAA4402 / DAA4950
Cinematic Production or Game Art Project 2 or Internship
DAA4150
Portfolio
English Elective
Any Year 4 English module
DAA4616
Introduction to Intellectual Property and Contracts
Year 4, Trimester 2DAA4450 / DAA4990
Professional Practice or Internship
DAA4615
Media and Ethics: A Social Science Perspective
Elective
Any English, History, Social Sciences, Psychology, or Mathematics module
Elective
A module from any department at DigiPen (Singapore)
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