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Any VCU student may apply for a minor in animation and acceptance is based on an application and portfolio review. The minor requires a minimum of 18 credits in the following courses, of which a minimum of nine credits must be at the 300 or 400 level.

Course Title Hours
Required courses
KINE 245Animation Practices4
ARTH 370History of Animated Film3
KINE 405Animation Studio1
Select 10 credits from:10
Digital 3D Studio
Sequential Imaging
Sound Design
3D Computer Art
Studio Topics (Animation related, approval of advisor)
Drawing for Nonmajors
Digital Imaging I
Lighting and Cinematography
Writing and Directing for the Screen
Total Hours18