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The Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Digital Animation is a professional degree program. The BFA prepares students for a variety of animation and animation-related careers or graduate school by providing a thorough grounding in fundamental principles and techniques. This degree focuses on intensive work in digital animation supported by a program of general studies.
Entrance Admission Requirements
Each program of study is a sequentially based curriculum beginning the first semester of freshman year. Students who delay entering the major until completion of the General Education Core Curriculum may prolong their academic careers. All prospective art majors are required to complete an application form and submit a portfolio of their artwork. Students entering the School of Art of Design (SOAAD) in fall 2020 or spring 2021 will be the last cohort allowed to take courses before entry portfolio review acceptance into the BFA Digital Animation program.
For students entering KSU in August of 2021, study in visual arts studio courses may not be initiated until the student has been fully accepted by Kennesaw State University and the School of Art and Design as an art major. Note that the BFA Digital Animation entry portfolio review process will be changing for students enrolling for the 2021-22 academic year.
Admission to degree programs in the School of Art and Design is contingent upon portfolio review and acceptance by the department. Applications and portfolios will be reviewed by the School of Art and Design Portfolio Review Committee. Beginning fall of 2021, prospective students will need to submit a portfolio for review in the fall or spring prior to their start date. For example, a student planning to enroll in August 2021 must have submitted and had their portfolio accepted from one of the portfolio review deadlines from the fall 2020 or spring 2021 review cycles. Again, students enrolled prior the fall 2021 semester will still be allowed to take courses before submitting an entry portfolio for the BFA Digital Animation program.
Students may only apply twice for admission into any degree program in the School of Art and Design. If the student fails to gain acceptance after two attempts, they will be advised by SOAAD or supporting university advising services on how to proceed in a new degree program outside of the School of Art and Design.
All prospective digital animation art majors are required to complete an application form and submit a portfolio of their artwork. Admission to degree programs in the School of Art and Design is contingent upon portfolio review and acceptance by the school.
Any BFA Digital Animation student seeking to move forward with any ANIM Animation Core class after taking ANIM 3600 Foundation Animation must submit a portfolio or works for review and consideration of acceptance to continue in the program.
Entrance Transfer Admissions Requirements
Transfer Admission Students who wish to transfer into the School of Art and Design from another institution follow the same admissions procedure as all new students. Transfer credits for courses in studio art are evaluated by portfolio review. Certain courses that are equivalent to those in the foundation core with a grade of C or higher are accepted for transfer students from a USG accredited art program. Beyond these courses, other credits will be reviewed by area concentration faculty.
Entrance for Second Bachelor Degree, Change of Major or Dual-Degree Admissions Requirements
These applicants are also required to submit an entry portfolio.
Direct any additional questions about admission requirements by calling the SOAAD Main office at 470-578-6139.
Change of Degree Program
Students who wish to change degree programs in art must reapply and gain admission status to the new degree program.
The School of Art and Design holds the exclusive authority to determine appropriate admission level placement, credit evaluation of art courses in studio, art history, and art education.
Continuation in Program
All art students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.25 to remain in the program. Students falling below a 2.25 may have one semester to improve their GPA and continue; if they do not, they are permanently dismissed from the program. Students may not fall below a 2.25 twice; a second incidence will result in immediate and permanent dismissal from the program. All students must make timely and reasonable progress toward the degree. Non-enrollment or withdrawal from all classes for two or more consecutive semesters will require reapplication to the School of Art and Design.
Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.
Double Owl Pathway
This program offers a Double Owl Pathway. The Double Owl Pathway is an advising pathway for high-potential KSU undergraduate students who want to accelerate the attainment of a Master’s degree at KSU. For pathway options and to learn if you qualify, visit doubleowl.kennesaw.edu
Program of Study