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1. University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama
Founded in 1950 as part of the University of Alabama (UA) system, University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) serves more than 9,700 students enrolled in 87 degree programs and more than 100 areas of study through nine colleges. The College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences houses the Department of Art, Art History, & Design, which offers a BFA in Art with a Digital Animation Concentration (DAC). The school says that a BFA with a Gaming and Animation Track has also been added. The details of this program are pending.
The BFA in DAC consists of 120 credit hours of study, with 36 of the credit hours taken at the 300 level or higher. Course highlights include Acting, Directing, Artificial Intelligence and Game Design, Contemporary Art & Issues, Intro to C Programming, Intro to Programming Using Java, Music Technology, Tech, Science & Human Values, Three-Dimensional Design, Two-Dimensional Design and Color Theory, and Writing for Visual Media.
Students will take concentration courses including Animation: Modeling, Organic Modeling, Short Film I & II, Team Game Design I & II, Technical Arts, and 3D Animation.
Professional Practices is also part of the program. The course includes preparation for the senior exit show or design portfolio, developing written materials for careers in the visual arts, and learning how to install and manage an art exhibition.