Jun 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Entertainment Design, B.F.A.

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        Entertainment Design, B.F.A. 4-year Sequence:


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. 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 2.0 overall grade point average and a 2.5 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

Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)

Three credits must be selected from RES-A.

Global Perspective (6 credits*)

Complete 6 credits of global perspective (GLP) approved courses, including GLP-approved instructor-led study abroad courses, or complete a program of university-approved work or university-approved study abroad not led by UW-Stout instructors.

General Education (40 credits)

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.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

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

Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)

Courses must be selected from the list of approved cross-disciplinary 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.

Animation Concentration (45 credits)

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