The Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Graphics

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major advisor or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in the University Catalog and the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in the University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in the University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See the Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 67-72 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses, depending upon the selected option or advising pattern, are outlined following the degree core program requirements.

Major Core Program: 30 units

10 courses required:

APCG 110 Computer-Assisted Art I 3.0 FS *
APCG 112 Digital Photography 3.0 FS
APCG 117 Concept Design & Storyboarding 3.0 FS
APCG 240 2-D Digital Animation 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: APCG 110.
APCG 330 3-D Computer Modeling 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: APCG 110 or previous computer graphics experience.
APCG 331 3-D Character Modeling 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: APCG 330.
APCG 340 Computer Animation 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: APCG 110 and APCG 330 or permission of instructor.
APCG 345 Adv Animation Pre-Production 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, APCG 117.
APCG 445 Advanced Animation Production 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: APCG 330, APCG 340.
APCG 545 Adv Animation Post-Production 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: APCG 445.

Supplemental Program Requirements: 15 units

Select one of the following supplemental programs, Art Studio or Communication Design.

Art Studio Program: 15 units

2 courses required:

ARTS 125 Basic Drawing 3.0 FS
ARTS 126 Basic Drawing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 125 or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

ARTS 101 Art History Survey 3.0 FS *
ARTS 102 Art History Survey 3.0 FS *

1 course selected from:

ARTS 122 Color Theory 3.0 FS
ARTS 123 Design 3.0 FS

1 course selected from:

One Art Studio course approved in advace by your APCG advisor.

Communication Design Program: 15 units

2 courses required:

CDES 103 Writing for Electronic Media 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
CDES 141 Media Aesthetics 3.0 FS

3 courses selected from:

CDES 214 Computer Graphics 3.0 FS
CDES 216 Intro: Digital Audio in Media 3.0 FS
CDES 222 Intro to WWW Design & Pub 3.0 FS
CDES 261 Found of Electronic Media 3.0 FS
CDES 314 Intro Multimedia Dsgn & Dev 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy, faculty permission.
CDES 322 Advanced WWW Design & Publish 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 222.
CDES 323 Human Interface Design 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CDES 222.
CDES 333 Graphic Visualization 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 230 for CDES majors. Other majors require instructor permission.
CDES 366 Field Video Production 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 103, CDES 206, CDES 216; CDES 141, CDES 261 (both with a grade of C or higher).
CDES 414 Adv Multimedia Dsgn & Develop 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CDES 314.
CDES 466 Studio Video Production 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 366.
CDES 468 Video Production Workshop 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CDES 366.

Major Option Course Requirements: 22-27 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

The Option in Production: 22 units

APCG 389 Industry Internship 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Note: APCG 389 must be taken for 3 units.

APCG 491 Portfolio 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: APCG 340.
APCG 499 Special Problems 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Note: APCG 499 must be taken for 3 units.

CDES 303 Communication Criticism 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

1 course selected from:

CSCI 101 Intro to Computer Science 3.0 FS
CSCI 111 Programming and Algorithms I 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least one year of high school algebra and strong computer skills or CSCI 101.

Applied Computer Graphics Electives: 9 units

3 courses selected from:

Note: Select a minimum of one upper-division course.

APCG 170 Video Game Design 3.0 FA
APCG 360 Web Page Design 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CSCI 111.
APCG 370 Video Game Development 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: APCG 170.
APCG 420 Digital Lighting and Texturing 3.0 FA
APCG 422 Dig Compositing & Special Eff 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: APCG 240.
APCG 441 3-D Character Animation 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: APCG 340.
APCG 470 Video Game Production 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: APCG 370.
KINE 318 3-D Desktop Video Applications 3.0 FS
KINE 524 Biomechanical Analysis 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 322 and basic computer literacy.
THEA 112 Acting for Non-Majors 3.0 FS *
THEA 371 Lighting Design 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: THEA 121, THEA 170, THEA 250. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 205 for lighting crew is required.

The Option in Technical: 27 units

6 courses required:

CSCI 111 Programming and Algorithms I 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least one year of high school algebra and strong computer skills or CSCI 101.
CSCI 112 Programming & Algorithms II 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in CSCI 111 (or EECE 135 for engineering majors).
CSCI 311 Algorithms and Data Structures 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in CSCI 112.
CSCI 330 Software Engineering 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: CSCI 311, ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
CSCI 566 Computer Graphics Programming 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CSCI 311.
MATH 109 Survey of Calculus 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement. This course is not intended for majors in mathematics, physics, chemistry, or engineering.

Applied Computer Graphics Electives: 9 units

3 courses selected from:

Note: Select a minimum of two upper-division courses.

APCG 170 Video Game Design 3.0 FA
APCG 360 Web Page Design 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CSCI 111.
APCG 370 Video Game Development 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: APCG 170.
APCG 420 Digital Lighting and Texturing 3.0 FA
APCG 422 Dig Compositing & Special Eff 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: APCG 240.
APCG 441 3-D Character Animation 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: APCG 340.
APCG 470 Video Game Production 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: APCG 370.
CSCI 465 Web Programming Fundamentals 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CSCI 311.
CSCI 467 Graphical User Interface Des 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CSCI 311.
CSCI 567 Graphical User Interface Impl 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CSCI 311.
CSCI 580 Artificial Intelligence 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in CSCI 311.
KINE 318 3-D Desktop Video Applications 3.0 FS
KINE 524 Biomechanical Analysis 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 322 and basic computer literacy.
THEA 112 Acting for Non-Majors 3.0 FS *
THEA 371 Lighting Design 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: THEA 121, THEA 170, THEA 250. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 205 for lighting crew is required.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total University offerings. You should consult with an advisor regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your University experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

A grade of C- or higher is required in all Applied Computer Graphics courses required for the major.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate advisor for specific information.

Honors in the Major

See Honors in the Major under the BS in Computer Science.