BACHELORSTUDIES

26 Bachelor Programs in Animation

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.

26 Results in Animation Filter

BA (Hons) Animation

Plymouth College of Art
BA
Sep 2021
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3&nbsp;-&nbsp;6 years
15 Jan 2021
English
Campus

Are you interested in bringing your character designs and illustrative concepts to life? Our BA (Hons) Animation programme offers you a unique way to explore a whole range of ...

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BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation

HCA
BA
Sep 2021
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3&nbsp;-&nbsp;6 years
15 Jan 2021
English
Campus

BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation at HCA capitalises on the natural link between illustration and animation, arming you with the knowledge, inspiration and support you ne ...

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Bachelor in Animation

Willem de Kooning Academy
Bachelor
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Full-time
English
Campus

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 ...

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BA in Graphic Design & Animation

AUM American University of Malta
BA
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4 years
English
Campus

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 ...

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Bachelor's Degree in Animation & VFX

La Salle Campus Barcelona – Universidad Ramon Llull
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4 years
English
Spanish
Campus

The aim of the Degree in Animation and Visual Effects (VFX) is to train professionals in the fields of animation, audiovisual and digital content.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Animation & Visual Effects

Academy of Art University
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8 semesters
English
Campus
Online

The School of Animation & Visual Effects BFA program provides students with the skills necessary to master today’s digital technology. Students choose one primary area of ...

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BA (Hons) Animation & Games Art

AAS College
BA
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3 years
English
Campus

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 ...

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BA(Hons) in Animation & Visual Effects

Falmouth University
BA
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3 years
English
Campus

Develop the skills needed to succeed in the booming animation and visual effects industry. Work on live briefs and hone your art and digital skills with our high-tech kit and ...

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Painting and Expanded Animation Drawing Painting

OCAD University
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4 years
English
Campus

Digital Painting and Expanded Animation is a specialization of both the Integrated Media and Drawing & Painting Programs. For this Drawing & Painting specialization, y ...

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Training as Game Designer Art

bib International College
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2&nbsp;-&nbsp;3 years
German
Campus

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 ...

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Bachelor in Animation (BA - Hons)

Leeds College of Art
BA
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3 years
Campus

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 ...

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Bachelor of Engineering in Information Science and Technology in the field of Information Systems, Visualization, Multimedia and Animation

University For Information Science And Technology
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3&nbsp;-&nbsp;4 years
English
Campus

If you are interested in the field of computer animation, visualization, design, computer graphics and much more, the faculty of Information Systems, Visualization, Multimedia ...

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Bachelor of Animation

SAE Institute UAE
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6&nbsp;-&nbsp;8 semesters
English
Campus

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 ...

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Bachelor of Science in Animation, Environment & Character Design Concentration

The Los Angeles Film School Online
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36 months
English
Online

Build the virtual world of your dreams. Our program will teach you 3-D modeling, character design, compositing, character animation and more. Imagine creating environments and ...

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BA (Hons) in Animation

Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT)
BA
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3 years
English
Campus

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 ...

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