Feb 22, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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Entertainment Design, B.F.A.

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Entertainment Design program prepares students for careers in the fields of rapidly expanding and innovative fields of digital media. The entertainment design program encompasses disciplines related to the entertainment and media industry, particularly, animation, digital cinema, and comics and sequential art. UW-Stout graduates from this program hold jobs at a variety of animation studios, in the health care industry and at many graphic design and interactive design firms.

The entertainment design program will provide students with the specific skills needed to enter the industry, as well as, a strong foundation and breadth of core skills that will allow them to adapt to new technologies and fluctuating industry needs throughout their careers. The entertainment design program integrates and fosters a strong relationship between fine art and digital media, as well as, technical and creative writing skills. Students will acquire hands on experience using industry standard tools, software and creative techniques, as well as, be encouraged to participate in research projects, co-ops or study abroad programs.

A required mid-program portfolio review offers entertainment design students an assessment of their progress in foundation art and design courses. Extensive library resources and the art and design department visual resource center are significant assets. A 2.5 grade point average and a 2.0 or better in art and design department courses is required to complete this Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Entertainment Design students must present a portfolio of their work in the final semester as part of a public exhibition hosted by the School of Art and Design.

The BFA in Entertainment Design program provides a specialized education and is accredited by the National Association for Schools of Art and Design.

General Requirements
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Total for graduation 120 credits  
General Education 40 credits  
Foundation Core Requirements 35 credits  
Concentration 45 credits  

Program Requirements

General Education

40 credits required

Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (10 credits)

Courses must be from the areas of analytic reasoning and natural sciences. At least one mathematics or statistics course and a natural science course with a lab are required.


*Courses are required for the Comics and Sequential Art Concentration

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Courses must be from two or more areas including anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology.

Contemporary Issues (3 credits)

Courses must be selected from the list of approved contemporary issues courses.

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)

Courses must be selected from the list of approved social responsibility and ethical reasoning courses.

Selectives (3 credits)

Courses/credits may be selected from any category to meet the 40-credit requirement.


45 credits required

Animation Concentration

Comics and Sequential Art Concentration

Comics and Sequential Art Requirements (15 credits)

Choose from the following:

Design Studio Requirements (6 credits)

Art Studio Requirements (12 credits)

Art History Requirements (9 credits)

Related Requirement (3 credits)

Digital Cinema Concentration


See program director for each list of approved selectives.

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