The minor in animation creates a focus for students interested in animation and visual effects production.
The core requirements of this minor introduce professional animation and visual effects techniques, which then are applied to advanced collaborative courses focusing on one of the two emphasis (or both). The menu selection courses allow students to investigate studies that are critically related to the topic, allowing for both broad and specific research geared toward their own particular interests.
Students interested in this minor should meet with the faculty contact. Prospective students must submit a current transcript, a letter of interest not to exceed 1,500 words, and any work in the form of digital media files on CD or DVD that may be related to the minor. There are no absolute requirements in terms of number of works or GPA – acceptance into the minor will be made solely by the faculty contact for the minor upon review of application materials. Students need to maintain a 3.0 GPA average in the minor curriculum; otherwise they may be disenrolled from the minor.
Refer to Syracuse University's undergraduate course catalog for curricular information.