Students in this concentration focus on self-expression using form and motion, time-based narrative, live action, and digital animation techniques. The emphasis is on strong story telling and provocative experimentation in animated form.

COURSES IN THIS CONCENTRATION INCLUDE:

3D Modeling, I and II
3D Animation, I, II and III
Animation Studio, I, II and II
Lighting and Rendering
Screenwriting
Video Editing
Audio for Digital Media
Professional Practices
Post Production
Senior Project Development
Senior Projects

ELECTIVE COURSES INCLUDE:

Advanced Video Editing
Compositing and Special FX
Motion Graphics
Motion Dynamics
Coding for Animation
Electronic Music and Sound

AFTER GRADUATION, PRATT ALUMNI CAN BE FOUND EXHIBITING IN GALLERIES AND WORKING IN MAJOR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES:

Augenblick
Blue Sky
Bunko Studios
BuzzFeed
Cartoon Network
CHRLX Studios
Curious Pictures
Digital Domain
Dilussion Inc
Disney Animation Studios
Dragon Egg Entertainment
Dream Factory
Dreamworks Studios
Framestore
Frost Productions
Gameloft
Giant Fox Studio
Industrial Light & Magic
iNK Stories
ITHAKA
Launch
Lutron
Malka Media
Media Monks
The Mill
Nathan Love
NBCUniversal, Inc
Psyop
Rhythm and Hues Studios
Shadow Machine Films
Sony Imageworks
Steror D
Thorlabs
Threshold
Thrillist
Titmouse
Walt Disney Animation Studios
White

Curriculum

Requirements for BFA in Digital Arts 3D Animation, 2017

  • Semester 1

    Complete these courses.

    FDC-140 Visualization/Representation

    FDC-160 Light Color Design Lab

    FDC-150 Space, Form, Process

    HA-111 Themes in Art and Culture I

    HMS-101A Literary and Critical Studies I

  • Semester 2

    Complete these courses.

    FDC-141 Visualization/Representation/Concept

    FDC-161 Light Color Design Studio

    FDC-180 Time and Movement

    HA-112 Themes in Art and Culture II

  • Semester 2 Core

    Complete one of the following Social Science Global Electives. Complete two Writing Intensive courses (SSWI, MSWI) out of your Social Science Global Elective, Social Science Thinking Elective, and Math/Science Core Elective.

    SS-203G Global History to 1800
    OR
    SS-204G Global History Since 1800
    OR
    SS-209G Introduction to Anthropology
    OR
    SS-218G Salvation from Despair: Spiritual Awakenings in the Ancient World
    OR
    SS-220G Islam from Muhammad to the Great Khans
    OR
    SS-246G Lines in the sand:Borders, Nation-State And the Modern International System
    OR
    SS-249G Secret Activities of the CIA And the Modern International System
    OR
    SS-256GP Law, War and Empire in Modern World History
    OR
    SS-261G Sexual Politics in Transnational Perspective
    OR
    SS-278G Caribbean Music and Festivals: Shapers Of National and Global Identities
    OR
    SSWI-222G Making/Faking Nature
    OR
    SSWI-234G Century of Genocides
    OR
    SSWI-241G Cities and Globalization
    OR
    SSWI-242G Culture, Identity, Power: 1300-1800
    OR
    SSWI-245G The Empire Strikes Back

  • Semester 3

    Complete the following courses:

    DDA-240 3D Modeling I

    DDA-241 3D Animation I

    DDA-242 3D Animation Studio I

    HA-363 History of Animation

  • Semester 3 Core

    Complete one of the following Social Science Thinking Electives. Complete two Writing Intensive courses (SSWI, MSWI) out of your Social Science Global Elective, Social Science Thinking Elective, and Math/Science Core Elective.

    SS-201T Sustainable Core
    OR
    SS-247TP Revolution Now!:Students, Politics and Protest
    OR
    SSWI-210T General Psycholgy
    OR
    SSWI-224T Nomads and Settlers Nomads and Settlers
    OR
    SSWI-233T Violence As Politics
    OR
    SSWI-235T Education and Society
    OR
    SSWI-237T Death & Dying
    OR
    SSWI-240T Shaping the Contemporary City
    OR
    SSWI-250T The Ethics of Research
    OR
    SSWI-255T Telling Tales: Narrative and Meaning in The Humanities
    OR
    SSWI-262T Contemporary Theories of Gender
    OR
    SSWI-276T Music,Creativity, and Consumption
    OR
    SSWI-288T Animals:Ethics and Representation
    OR
    SSWI-291T England Bloody England: Nation, Myth, Identity
    OR
    SSWI-228TP Introduction ot Theory and Critique
    OR
    SSWI-244TP Memphis to Ferguson: Rethinking Modern American History

  • Semester 4

    Complete these courses:

    DDA-243 3D Modeling II

    DDA-244 3D Lighting and Rendering

    DDA-245 3D Animation Studio II

    DDA-270 Video Editing

    HMS-201A Literary and Critical Studies II

  • Semester 4 Core

    Complete a Math/Science Core Elective from the following courses. You must complete 2 Writing Intensive Courses (SSWI MSWI) from the Global Core Elective, the Thinking Core Elective and the Math/Science Core Elective.

    MSCI-220C Science of Light
    OR
    MSCI-222C Intro. to Electronics
    OR
    MSCI-223C Astronomy
    OR
    MSCI-225C Starstruck: Meet Our Universe
    OR
    MSCI-232C Chemistry of Arist's Materials
    OR
    MSCI-250C Geology
    OR
    MSCI-251C Planet Earth
    OR
    MSCI-252C Natural Catastrophes
    OR
    MSCI-283C Breeders, Propagators, & Creators
    OR
    MSWI-210C Science & Society
    OR
    MSWI-224C The Physics of Music
    OR
    MSWI-230C Chemistry of Pigments
    OR
    MSWI-260C Evolution
    OR
    MSWI-263C The Biological Significance of Art and Techonology
    OR
    MSWI-270C Ecology Environment and Anthropocene

  • Semester 5

    Complete these courses:

    DDA-280 Audio for Digital Media


    DDA-350 3D Animation II

    DDA-351 3D Animation Studio III

    HMS-430S Special Topics in Literary/Cultural Theory


  • Semester 6

    Complete these plus 3 All Institute Elective credits and 3 Post Core Liberal Arts Elective credits

    DDA-352 3D Post-Production

    DDA-390 Pre-Production for Senior Project

    HMS-320S Special Topics: Creative Writing New York School Film

    Complete Pratt Integrative Course
  • Semester 7

    Complete these courses plus 3 DDA Elective credits, 3 Post Core Liberal Arts Elective credits and 3 All Institute Elective credits.

    DDA-400 Senior Project I

  • Semester 8

    Complete these courses plus 3 DDA Elective credits, 3 Post Core Liberal Arts (300/400 Level) Elective credits and 3 All Institute Elective credits.

    DDA-410 Senior Project II

    DDA-415 Professional Practices

This program provides the means to master innovative technologies that are reshaping animated filmmaking.