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Animation Concentration Checklist
Spring 2020 Application has been emailed to all eligible students, please check your email.
1. Unofficial transcript (Lastname_Firstname_transcript_Sp20.PDF)
Click on the following link for step by step process on how to download it, https://www.utdallas.edu/registrar/transcripts/unofficial/.
2. Essay + Critique (Lastname_Firstname_EssayCritique_Sp20.PDF)
Write a brief essay and critique, submitted as a single document.
In 200-300 words, explain why you are motivated to enter the profession of animation. Writing should be clear and grammatically correct, as well as informative.
b. Film Critique
Write a short essay (300-500 words) examining an animated film. The essay should state a clear argument (your thesis) and examine the film for supporting literary and visual evidence. Try to think beyond statements like, "X is my favorite film because..." Topics to consider in your analysis are not limited to, but may include: cultural implications and historical impact; how the story, tone, themes or visual style are represented visually; what techniques does the director use to heighten the emotional feel or impact of the film; consideration of lighting, staging, editing, etc. Consider having your essay reviewed by the UTD Writing Center before submitting your application. https://www.utdallas.edu/studentsuccess/writing-and-speaking/writing-center/
3. 2D/3D Portfolio (submitted as a link)
submit a link to work that illustrates your current visual artwork quality or technical proficiency (coding/scripting). Work can come from any of your course work or work that you have done on your own. You may include your best work from Computer Imaging, Design I, CS I or II and any other art, animation, game, or programming courses that you have taken at UTD or at other schools. Please present your materials in an easily accessible format (Wix.com, artstation.com, for example). Executable files (.exe) or .zip files will not be downloaded for review.
4. A link to any additional work that you would like to include for consideration.
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5. Coursework Requirement – Grade of “B” or better in one of the following:
ATCM 2310- Animation & Game Fundamentals or
ATCM 2305 Computer Animation Processes or
ATCM 2365 Game Design Fundamentals