ANI Majors Spring 2022 Registration Update

This information is for Animation and Motion Graphics (ANI) majors.

Course Modality: In Person and Online

In a change from Fall 2021, most courses will be offered in-person in Spring 2022. As of now CUNY has mandated that 70% of our courses are in person. This means you may not be able to take all of your courses online.

Proof of Vaccination for In Person Classes

The TLDR is get vaccinated and submit documentation to CUNYfirst or you will not be able to a) attend in person classes and b) enter the building for services like tutoring, checking out equipment etc.

Anyone attending in person classes in Spring 2022 will be required have uploaded proof of vaccination to CUNYfirst.

If you do not do this, the system will allow you to register for in person classes, but you will be dropped from those classes closer to the start of the semester (in January). Also a hold will be put on your account when your dropped from the in-person classes and submitting documents will be the way to remove the hold.

This video outlines what to do:

There is a longer video with a few more details here:

Text instructions can be found on this CUNY IT Help page.

The CUNY Coronavirus page has more information on all things COVID related.

Registration Availability

Currently all active sections are open and have seats available.

NOTE: ART 168 Life Drawing I has changed it’s number to ART 269 Life Drawing Studio I

If you were advised to take ART 168, register for ART 269 instead. If, after you register, ART 269 doesn’t show up as counting for your degree then contact us and we can do the paperwork to make it count.

Study Labs Spring 2022

Computer labs will be available for you to use during spring 2022. The number of labs and the process for using them will be posted closer to the start of the semester. Remember that any student entering the building will need to have uploaded proof of vaccination to CUNYfirst.


If you want to take the internship class, MEA 371 Media Arts and Technology Internship, then you will need to register on Career Express and attend an Internship Information Session. The Office of Internships and Experiential Learning registers you. You can’t register yourself on CUNYfirst.

NOTE: You can’t register for MEA 371 Internship in CUNYfirst. You must attend the workshops and work with the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning.

For workshop dates (They are in November and the beginning of December) and info on how to register for MEA 371 please read this post.

New Courses

These courses are not brand new, but many may have not heard of them yet.

New Course Codes

VAT 301 and MMP 260 will now appear as ANI 301 and ANI 260 respectively on CUNYfirst going forward. The course descriptions and content remain exactly the same as they were under the previous course codes. This was done in order to make it more clear that they are a core part of the Animation and Motion Graphics major.

  • MMP 260 is now ANI 260
  • VAT 301 is now ANI 301

ANI 360 2D Animation Projects

A number of you really like 2D animation and wanted more after MMP 260 (now ANI 260). So we created ANI 360. In this course you will use industry-standard 2D animation software to make original animations in traditional hand-drawn animation as well as cutout and stop-motion animation. This course requires that you have already taken MMP 260/ANI 260. view PDF flyer

ANI 360 OR ANI 402 for Your Second-level Projects Class

ANI 360 can count in place of ANI 402 for students who would rather take a second 2D animation course instead of a second 3D animation course. Because this course was not part of the ANI major requirements for most majors, you will need a course substitution for it to count. We will grant substitutions to all who ask. Use to ask for a substitution.

List of New Courses

  • ANI 360 2D Animation Projects: you will use industry standard 2D animation software to make original animations in traditional hand-drawn animation as well as cutout and stop-motion animation.
  • MMP 270 Introduction to Video Game Design: Topics include Principles of Game Design, basic programming, graphics and animation, sound design, publishing and distribution.
  • MES 160 World History of Animation: this media studies course looks at the history of animation across the world. It counts as a Pathways World Cultures and Global Issues class and can be taken instead of MES 140 Introduction to the Moving Image.

Winter 2022 Tuition Waivers

Winter Tuition Waivers: Eligible Students Must Register by December 1 
BMCC offers two tuition waivers for the Winter 2022 session starting January 3. Both cover $210 per credit for degree-related courses, and eligible students must register by December 1. The waivers do not cover fees and materials such as textbooks.

For more information, students can contact the Academic Advisement and Transfer Center at

There are two types of waivers

  1. Petrie Completion Waiver
    1. To be eligible you can only  have three (3) or fewer courses left to complete your degree.
    2. If you’re eligible then any course that counts for your degree can have the tuition waiver (up to one course in summer 1 and one course in summer 2.
  2. STEM Waiver
    1. This applies only to STEM courses.
    2. It is only for NYC residents and US citizens or permanent residents.
    3. It must be one of the listed courses below and count for your major.
      1. Any Math Course
      2. Any Computer Science Course (CSC or CIS designated)
      3. One of these two you need for your major: MEA 201, MMP 100

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