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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.

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Berlin School Of Business & Innovation
Hamburg, Germany

This three years/four-year International Route programme has been selected by BSBI from among the many prestigious international degrees offered by University for the Creative ... +

This three years/four-year International Route programme has been selected by BSBI from among the many prestigious international degrees offered by University for the Creative Arts (UCA). The course aims to attract the best creative talent and join the fascinating world of animated filmmaking. We will ensure you reach your full potential as you work in an industry-standard studio with state-of-the-art facilities. You will be supported by an esteemed faculty who will guide you to find your own unique approach within the field. -
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AUM American University of Malta
Cospicua, Malta

The Graphic Design and Animation BA program is for students with an interest in practical applications of the visual arts. While studying graphic design and animation, you can ... +

The Graphic Design and Animation BA program is for students with an interest in practical applications of the visual arts. While studying graphic design and animation, you can express your imagination by solving visual problems. Students with strong skills in design and creative interests are excellent candidates for this program. Those who complete this degree will be well-prepared to take up the role of their choosing that tackles a broad range of industry-specific applications of design and/or animation. -
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Arts University Bournemouth
Poole, United Kingdom

Our illustrious alumni at Pixar, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), and Aardman testify to the success of our Creative Skillset accredited curriculum and production-based stu ... +

Our illustrious alumni at Pixar, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), and Aardman testify to the success of our Creative Skillset accredited curriculum and production-based studio environment. -
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La Salle Campus Barcelona – Universidad Ramon Llull
Barcelona, Spain

Our Degree in Animation will provide you with a solid artistic and creative grounding in the field of animation and visual effects. You will learn about the latest technologic ... +

Our Degree in Animation will provide you with a solid artistic and creative grounding in the field of animation and visual effects. You will learn about the latest technological advances in 3D animation, learn how to use them as well as acquiring a global vision of the sector and becoming an expert in VFX. -
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University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Animation and Visual Effects at Lincoln offers an introduction to the innovative world of animation and visual effects through moving images, digital visualisation, and contem ... +

Animation and Visual Effects at Lincoln offers an introduction to the innovative world of animation and visual effects through moving images, digital visualisation, and contemporary narrative. The course enables students to develop into creative animators and artists with the flexibility to practise their craft in a variety of media. It covers a range of skills, including the fundamentals of animation, storytelling, performance, design, drawing, 3D modelling, 2D and computer-generated animation, compositing, animation theory, and the production of short films. -
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Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich, United Kingdom

Our BA (Hons) Animation degree course will encourage your individual creative exploration and development helping you choose which specialism to focus on. You will master the ... +

Our BA (Hons) Animation degree course will encourage your individual creative exploration and development helping you choose which specialism to focus on. You will master the magic of bringing characters and stories to life through a range of animation techniques at NUA – from 2D, and 3D CG to stop motion. -
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IADE
Lisbon, Portugal

The Degree in Animation and Visual Creation focuses on the areas of arts, audiovisual and media production, with the main focus being digital animation in its various aspects.

The Degree in Animation and Visual Creation focuses on the areas of arts, audiovisual and media production, with the main focus being digital animation in its various aspects. -
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University of Portsmouth
Southsea, United Kingdom

With our Animation degree course, you'll gain the sought-after technical skills, artistic insight, and platform diversity to apply your talent to any form of visual arts, medi ... +

With our Animation degree course, you'll gain the sought-after technical skills, artistic insight, and platform diversity to apply your talent to any form of visual arts, media, or communication. You'll develop advanced abilities in character animation, visual storytelling, compositing and editing, and learn from active industry professionals who’ve directed animations for Disney, Warner Bros., and Cartoon Network and produced special effects for prominent film franchises like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Chronicles of Narnia. -
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Budapest Metropolitan University
Budapest, Hungary

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 ... +

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 of complex productions in advertising, the electronic media, motion pictures, digital post - production or game design, or the specialist of a special field. -
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