Animation & Digital Arts

Undergraduate Minor Requirements

A student attending USC may apply to minor in Animation & Digital Arts if he or she is maintaining normal degree progress and is not under any type of departmental, academic or university probation. Students must contact the School of Cinematic Arts John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts at 213.740.3986 for an application and admission procedures.

Required Courses:

A total of 24 units is required. The following courses are to be taken in a prescribed sequential order.

Course Number Course Name Units
CTAN 436 Writing for Animation 2
CTAN 448 Introduction to Film Graphics-Animation 4
CTAN 450abc Animation Theory and Techniques 2-2-2
CTAN 451 History of Animation 2
CTAN 452 Introduction to 3-D Computer Animation 2, max 4
CTCS 190 Introduction to Cinema 4
CTPR 385 Colloquium: Motion Picture Production Techniques 4


Grade Point Average Requirements

A minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course is required. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower does not fulfill a minor requirement.

Time Limit

If undergraduate students do not complete their degree within six consecutive years from the beginning of their first semester of completed course work at USC, they may not be allowed to continue following their minor requirements as specified above. This time limit includes semesters during which students are not enrolled.