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Kinetic Imaging BFA

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Kinetic Imaging

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About the Program

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Kinetic Imaging courses cover video art, animation, sound design, emerging media and the many combinations and extensions of these areas. It is a highly flexible major, offering the opportunity to build a more individualized study that includes other studio and intellectual interests.

You will learn traditional and experimental 2D and 3D animation using both analog and digital techniques, as well as various video production tools, sound recording and manipulation. You can also explore motion graphics, web technologies, projection mapping, virtual reality, programming, interactivity and multichannel sound. The work you create may appear as a single-channel video or animation, a sound piece, an installation, performance or interactive environment. The program is designed so you’ll be professionally prepared for a wide variety of opportunities. You will learn skills of essential importance in the professional arena: critical thinking and observation, creative self-expression, and the development and application of media in the digital age.

Some classes you might take in this major:

  • Video I–III
  • Animation I–IV
  • 3D Computer Animation I–II
  • Sound Communication I–II
  • Virtual Interactive Worlds

Our alumni are:

  • Video editors and directors
  • 2D and 3D animators
  • Motion graphics artists
  • Sound designers and performers
  • UI/UX designers
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art foundation

The Art Foundation program (AFO) is the required first year for all undergraduate programs in the visual art and design departments. It provides you with an intellectually rigorous, studio-based experience in the fundamental issues of art and design. AFO is designed to help you foster an enthusiasm for your work and the means to reflect analytically and critically. Completion of the Art Foundation Program is a prerequisite for entry into all visual arts and design departments: Art Education, Communication Arts, Craft/Material Studies, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Kinetic Imaging, Painting + Printmaking, Photography + Film, and Sculpture + Extended Media.

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