Many people fell in love with animated features when they were children and carried that love throughout their adult lives. Today, animation has found many new venues, including video games, educational systems, and self-published movies. Some would like to turn their love of animation into a career. A bachelor’s degree in animation gives those people an edge in the competitive animation ind… Read more
Many people fell in love with animated features when they were children and carried that love throughout their adult lives. Today, animation has found many new venues, including video games, educational systems, and self-published movies. Some would like to turn their love of animation into a career. A bachelor’s degree in animation gives those people an edge in the competitive animation industry.
What is a Bachelor in Animation? This degree generally covers both classical and computer based animation techniques. It teaches students to give “the illusion of life” through courses in storytelling, presentation, and character development. Courses cover drawing and composition, key framing, and computer motion capture.
Most animation projects are on a short schedule and a tight budget. Project managers want animators who can come into a project and hit the ground running. A Bachelor in Animation demonstrates that a potential employee has put in the time to learn his or her craft, and is well familiar with the industry standard methods and tools. In addition, many graduates find that a solid educational grounding frees them to concentrate on their artistic expression.
Costs for this program vary widely by institution. Students can expect to pay tuition and lab fees. Remote students will need a laptop and high-speed Internet connection. The animation program generally lasts three to five years.
Many graduates work for a major studio. New hires often specialize in one aspect of animation. For traditional animation projects, the newcomers often complete the in-between frames until they became experienced enough to design the characters and produce the key frames themselves. Computer animators often specialize in either character creation (mesh generation), animation rigging, key frame animation, motion capture, texturing, or post production. Other graduates work for media or advertising firms in a variety of assignments. Smaller firms often allow employees to become a jack-of-all-trades in the animation pipeline.
Animation students can find a number of institutions all over the world. Those in remote locations can often complete their education online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
The term ‘animation’ is derived from the Latin word ‘anima’, which means ‘soul’. Thus, ‘animation’ literally means ‘to incite, to bring to life’. Freely translated, animation ... +
The BFA in 3D Animation is an intensive three-year program that mimics the pace of the animation industry, where the production of animation requires a sustained effort over a ... +
Are you interested in how a drawing becomes a motion picture, are you attracted by film tricks, video games, making apps? As an animation designer, you can become the designer ... +
Illustration & Animation is a practice-based course with creative, critical, reflective and technical skills developed in the studio and enhanced by pertinent academic wri ... +
BA (Hons) Animation and Games Art will allow you to explore the pre-production pipeline and be able to apply animation to a wide range of media. You will study and develop tra ... +
The Design + Animation program, offered at the main campus in Dobbs Ferry, investigates the creative capacity of digital technology to improve communication, develop creative ... +
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) is focused on practical screen production with an emphasis on screenwriting, direction, and editing. The program is characterized by regu ... +
Building on the very successful animation elements of our Graphic Design and former Digital Film, Games & Animation degrees, it enables us to focus on the very latest prac ... +
Undertake the Bachelor of Animation at SAE and build your expertise in all facets of Animation. Students will develop fundamental skills and knowledge in this exciting industr ... +
The BA Animation degree programme aims to: provide a platform for students to develop as World Leading, thoughtful and highly creative Animators, provide students with the kno ... +
This programme aims to develop you as a creative animator. The animation route offers the opportunity to specialize in modeling, animation and composite-based applications in ... +
Bachelor of Engineering in Information Science and Technology in the field of Information Systems, Visualization, Multimedia and Animation
If you are interested in the field of computer animation, visualization, design, computer graphics and much more, the faculty of Information Systems, Visualization, Multimedia ... +
Game development is teamwork and experts are in demand from different areas. Game designers develop the game concept and set the rules of the game. As a game artist, you work ... +
Created in conjunction with industry leaders, this course is taught by practising professionals who have worked on animation projects such as Max Bear, Total Recall and How to ... +
Entertainment Design is at the very heart of the visual experience of TV shows, films, commercials, video games, animation projects and theme parks.