Bachelor's Degree in Animation in North America

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A bachelor's degree is a hallmark of higher education. It is given to those who dedicate three to seven years studying a specific program. A bachelor's degree can be earned in a variety of disciplines in the arts and sciences.

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Bachelor of Science in Media Design

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus Full time October 2017 USA San Diego

Use your creativity and imagination to bring ideas to life. If you have pictured yourself working in graphic design, advertising, web production, film, animation, television or gaming, this could be the right program for you. You will explore the principles, technology, practical applications, and methodologies that can help you produce creative graphic design solutions. You will also learn the language of web design and begin to create a variety of interactive content for web and mobile devices. [+]

Bachelors in Animation in North America 2017. Use your creativity and imagination to bring ideas to life. If you have pictured yourself working in graphic design, advertising, web production, film, animation, television or gaming, this could be the right program for you. You will explore the principles, technology, practical applications, and methodologies that can help you produce creative graphic design solutions. You will also learn the language of web design and begin to create a variety of interactive content for web and mobile devices. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Animation

The Los Angeles Film School
Campus Full time 36 months September 2017 USA Hollywood

From visual effects in movies to the graphics in video games, animation is about creating new worlds. True artists and illustrators at heart, our students are looking for a creative escape from the mundane to the fantastic. Armed with their imagination, they live an animated life. Our career-focused and accredited Bachelor of Science in Animation degree program is designed to teach you the art, techniques, and technology that professional animators use to turn their dreams into reality. [+]

From visual effects in movies to the graphics in video games, animation is about creating new worlds. True artists and illustrators at heart, our students are looking for a creative escape from the mundane to the fantastic. Armed with their imagination, they live an animated life. Our career-focused and accredited Bachelor of Science in Animation degree program is designed to teach you the art, techniques and technology that professional animators use to turn their dreams into reality. Program Description & Objectives (Visual Effects Concentration) The Bachelor of Science in Animation with a concentration in Visual Effects is designed to provide students with the 2D and 3D animation knowledge and skills needed to qualify for entry-level industry positions, including scene builders, character designers, technical directors, motion animators, visual effects animators, lighters and renderers. From storyboarding, sketching and modeling to character animation, special effects and final compositing; this degree program takes students through the entire production pipeline. The program starts by familiarizing students with the art concepts behind animation; drawing and other traditional forms of expression that are essential parts of getting art onto the computer. Students are then exposed to the basic principles behind computer-generated models, characters, animation and visual effects. By using the same hardware and software as professional animation studios, the skills needed for immediate success on the job are developed. In addition to technical proficiency and creative development, the curriculum helps students develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills that contribute to sustaining a long and productive professional... [-]

Bachelor of Game Art Animation

SAE Institute UK
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London Oxford Liverpool Glasgow + 3 more

Combine your artistic talents with your love for video games and turn that creative talent into your dream career. [+]

Bachelors in Animation in North America 2017. Combine your artistic talents with your love for video games and turn that creative talent into your dream career. From anatomy studies for precise character modelling, to intricate textures, environments and integration with games engines, the programme develops your skills using industry standard technologies and production methods to create 3D art for games. Our hands-on ethos will have you experimenting with many different styles in order for you to explore and expand your own individual flair, which you can then hone during the many practical projects, closely supervised by a supportive team to help engrain these skill-sets. During the process of the degree, our tutors will nurture and guide your creative work flow in order to prepare and create the all-important show reel to ensure that you hit the ground running in the industry. Some of the modules are as following: Introduction to 3D Animation We start your journey by giving you the techniques used for content creation and animation. By providing an insight into the 3D modelling process we show you how standard workflow operations occur in a 3D pipeline, outlining the design process from your first idea to a finished 2D/3D animation. Then, via a range of practical explorations you’ll apply the theory side to the animation process, giving you a solid foundation of methods needed throughout the course. Information, Communication and Professional Media Practice In this module we introduce you to proven concepts and routines of academic research, critique and... [-]

Bachelor Of Arts And Design, Cartoon Concentration

Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme + 1 more

This program allows and encourages openness to the visual world by interaction between the mastery of formal language and its application in the different modes of expression in the visual arts, graphic design or comics. [+]

The comic is an art both literary and graphic. Composed of a succession of pictures with text, it helps to tell a story real or imagined. To make a cartoon, the artist must establish the synopsis, specify the cutting action, write dialogues, create the characters and the environment in which they operate. He must also choose viewpoints, framing and layout of thumbnails, perform a first draft of the design, conduct inking, the color development and ultimately transcribe the dialogues and comments. Once published, the comic can be presented in various formats (eg. Headband, board, book, album). OBJECTIVES This program allows and encourages openness to the visual world by interaction between the mastery of formal language and its application in the different modes of expression in the visual arts, graphic design or comics. In addition, it facilitates, stimulates and encourages the student to the student or the discovery of modes of personal expression and promotes development in a gradual process of integration in different disciplines.Il also provides a structure which provides knowledge offers possibilities of experimentation and allows to walk in the creative process, from conceptualization and communication. Finally, it proposes an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to the visual arts, graphic design and comics, either: theoretical training aimed independence of thought, aesthetic knowledge and critical articulation; practical training that covers the application of formal language and mastery of expression through different mediums; and synthesis training aimed professional autonomy, the ability to establish a practical and an ability to function within established... [-]

Bachelor in Animation & Visual Effects

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 4 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

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 emphasis between visual effects, 3D modeling, 3D animation, 2D animation and stop motion, and storyboarding. [+]

Bachelors in Animation in North America 2017. 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 emphasis between visual effects, 3D modeling, 3D animation, 2D animation and stop motion, and storyboarding. BFA Animation & Visual Effects Unit Requirements Major Coursework Core 36 units Major 42 units Electives 9 units Liberal Arts 45 units TOTAL 132 units BFA Animation & Visual Effects Degree Requirements Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education requirements: 3 Written Communication courses 4 Art Historical Awareness courses 1 Employment Communications and Practices course 1 Historical Awareness course 1 Quantitative Literacy course 1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. BFA Program Learning Outcomes Undergraduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Visual Communication and Problem Solving Design elements for film, television, or game Make effective design choices to support narrative, character, and/or mood Demonstrate the ability to research for inspiration, reference, accuracy, and incorporate findings into design solutions Technical Skills Demonstrate facility and flexibility with animation and/or VFX technology and software Demonstrate facility with digital media Professional Readiness Assemble a professional demo reel or portfolio demonstrating an understanding of the target market Demonstrate an understanding of the production pipeline through successful participation in... [-]

Bachelor In Graphic Design And Multimedia Animation

LCI Monterrey
Campus Full time 3 years May 2017 Mexico Monterrey

The new graphic design focuses on the development of effective communication through the study and practice of design. LCI we focus on educating our students in creative ways [+]

9 tetramestres (3 years) SEP RVOE: AL-VI198 / 2010 The new graphic design focuses on the development of effective communication through the study and practice of design. LCI we focus on educating our students in creative design methods with technology to meet the social and commercial needs of the future. Our students work for design firms; starting their own businesses or continue their studies for additional titles. Our graphic design students fail to reach the second year, the ability to actively work in the real world, taking his time in the study 50% and 50% working actively applying their knowledge, thus achieving the third year professional work experience. Curriculum Typography Professional Photography Creativity and innovation Digital retouching Video Digital illustration Packaging Design 3D animation 2D animation Multimedia Sound editing and production Design company Web Applications Prérequis High school diploma or high school | School Sign (s) rentrée September | January | May [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Redmond

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation is a four-year program designed to prepare students to create artwork at the professional level. Rather than simply teaching students how to use current [+]

Bachelors in Animation in North America 2017. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation is a four-year program designed to prepare students to create artwork at the professional level. Rather than simply teaching students how to use current tools and software, the BFA program emphasizes the development of foundational skills that remain relevant and useful regardless of the technology or medium. Students who successfully complete this program will have the skills to produce powerful, affecting imagery in a professional studio environment. ADMISSIONS INFORMATION Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation program must have a strong foundation in drawing and art concepts and be open to constructive feedback on their work. Candidates must provide an art portfolio of 15 to 20 samples of artwork and should have experience with drawing and other fine arts disciplines such as painting and sculpture. TOPICS COVERED Students who successfully compete the BFA program will possess the following: - Extensive production experience in both 2D and 3D animation, as well as an area of greater focus that enables students to target a specific sector of the industry according to their interests and abilities. - Excellent drawing skills, including an understanding of how to maintain and continually enhance their craft throughout their career. - Strong storytelling abilities, including visual storytelling, literary traditions, story through dialog, story through acting, and cinematic conventions. - Familiarity with modern studio processes, including the ability to use current tools and software, as well as... [-]

Bachelor of Games and Virtual Worlds

Academy of Interactive Entertainment
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney Melbourne Canberra Adelaide Australia Online USA Lafayette Seattle USA Online Campbellsville Perth + 11 more

The Bachelor of Games and Virtual Worlds (Programming) is a three year Degree delivered in partnership with Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT). The degree is designed to produce graduates for the simulation, virtual worlds and games industries and provide professional game programmers with the skills and knowledge of a computer science degree contextualised by gaming applications, plus core skills in programming and design. [+]

The Bachelor of Games and Virtual Worlds (Programming) is a three year Degree delivered in partnership with Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT). The degree is designed to produce graduates for the simulation, virtual worlds and games industries and provide professional game programmers with the skills and knowledge of a computer science degree contextualised by gaming applications, plus core skills in programming and design. This degree will provide you with specialist skills in digital game/simulation design and programming. You will create 2D and 3D interactive applications for entertainment and serious, real life scenario visualisation (virtual worlds). You will also learn how to research the market, develop business concepts and manage digital game/ simulation development projects. You could end up working as a 3D Games Programmer or Simulation Software Engineer — building interactive virtual worlds for real-world training and research! The degree is jointly delivered online by CIT and face-to-face in AIE Campuses. Prerequisites You must: have basic computing skills including being able to operate a personal computer, other hardware (for example printers, games consoles, PDAs etc), create and manage basic files, perform simple operating system tasks and work with more than one standard software package such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases or web browser. (If you do not have these skills you may enrol into the Certificate II in information Technology.) AND EITHER: have demonstrated Year 12 or equivalent qualification in English and mathematics (which includes calculus) with a minimum pass grade OR have successfully completed an approved bridging program and/or... [-]

Bachelor of Media Design in Motion Design

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years March 2018 New Zealand Auckland Australia Adelaide USA San Diego Italy Milan Thailand Bangkok + 8 more

Making text, illustrations, and images move in music videos, television commercials and films is the specialty of the Motion Graphics Designer. [+]

Bachelors in Animation in North America 2017. Making text, illustrations, and images move in music videos, television commercials and films is the specialty of the Motion Graphics Designer. Specialise in Motion Design and we'll teach you key technical skills such as 2D and 3D animation, visual effects, composition, image manipulation and text choreography, so that you have the experience and evidence of working to a variety of client briefs. Careers & Industry Design comes to life as you develop motion graphics for commercials, title sequences, music videos and television. The course includes 2D and 3D animation, visual effects, composition, image manipulation and text choreography. Graduates enter the industry with a portfolio that showcases their ability to answer client briefs, collaborate across multiple disciplines and experience working in production. Motion Designers can go on to work in: Television; Advertising; Production houses; Corporate event companies; or as a freelancer Course Outline Year 1 An introduction to theory, professional practice and broad principles that allow you to respond effectively to briefs. You are also immersed in the studio to develop practical and ideation skills. Majors are introduced through theory and studio components. Year 2 Build on knowledge gained in the first year with an emphasis on the production of innovative video and motion graphic campaigns for TV commercials, music videos and logo animation. Acquiring the essential skills in communication, pitching, and collaboration are a critical part of the year. Students are also armed with strategies and methods to develop their own line of... [-]

BFA in Animation and Interactive Media Track

University of Montana
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Missoula

The Bachelor of Fine Arts | Digital Animation and Interactive Media Track is designed to launch students toward a successful career in visual effects for film and television, and emerging applications for 3D visualization and 3D animation. In this comprehensive program students will learn the fundamentals of animation design, and visual effects, and then apply this knowledge to 3D modeling, character animation... [+]

The Bachelor of Fine Arts | Digital Animation and Interactive Media Track is designed to launch students toward a successful career in visual effects for film and television, and emerging applications for 3D visualization and 3D animation. In this comprehensive program students will learn the fundamentals of animation design, and visual effects, and then apply this knowledge to 3D modeling, character animation, motion capture, character rigging, texture and lighting, compositing, etc. Finishing classes in surface texturing, rendering, dynamics, particles and MEL scripting will combine all that students have learned into an animation portfolio that will demonstrate their ability to create professional quality assets for film, television, video games, and more. Application Deadline is May 2st, 2015. Prerequisites Before applying to the B.F.A. program the student must complete the following four B.A. courses. They must be completed or in the process of completion before applying for the B.F.A. degree. For course descriptions see Courses section. MART 101L Introduction to Media Arts - 3cr. MART 102 Digital Technology in the Arts - 3cr. MART 111A Integrated Digital Art - 3cr. MART 112A Intro to Film Editing - 3cr. Year One (In the BA) These classes may be taken in any order. MART 101L Intro to Media Arts - 3 cr. MART 102 Digital Technology in the Arts - 3 cr. MART 111A Integrated Digital Art - 3 cr. MART 112A Intro to Film Editing - 3 cr. After the first year in the BA students accepted into the BFA will follow this... [-]

Bachelor Digital Media Major

Marist College - School of Communication and the arts
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Poughkeepsie

The BS in Digital Media is designed to allow students the opportunity to explore, in depth, the new exciting field of Digital Media under the guidance of recognized working artists, designers, and educators. [+]

Bachelors in Animation in North America 2017. The BS in Digital Media is designed to allow students the opportunity to explore, in depth, the new exciting field of Digital Media under the guidance of recognized working artists, designers, and educators. It combines courses in digital media with a balanced curriculum of art studio, art history and liberal arts. The degree is flexible and can be tailored to students' interests. Students can choose to enhance their studies with courses in Communication, Information Technology, or professional internships. The Digital Media student will gain broad-based training in a wide range of new media using powerful software and equipment, as well as an understanding of Digital Media concepts, history and heritage in the traditional media. The Digital Media Studio houses two computer labs. All computers are iMacs with 27" monitors, 16 gigs of RAM, DVD-RW drives, and work station level video cards. Every computer is loaded with the latest versions of industry-standard software including the Adobe CC Master suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, After Effects, and Adobe Premiere Pro), Autodesk Maya for 3D modeling and animation and Corel Painter for digital painting. Every computing station is also equipped with its own high quality Epson flatbed scanner for both transparency and reflective scanning and a Wacom digitizing tablet. In addition, there is a special scanning and printing area, with a dedicated 35mm film scanner and 11 x 17" flatbed scanner for oversize work. The networked printers include a color laser printer... [-]

Bachelor of Art & Design - 3D Animation & Visual Effects

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 New Zealand Auckland USA San Diego Italy Milan Thailand Bangkok Australia Adelaide + 8 more

The Bachelor of Art and Design (3D Animation and Visual Effects) delivers a comprehensive technical skillset and essential project experience [+]

Create the impossible. Develop stunning 3D Animation and imagery and learn how to use visual effects to blow stuff up...without accidentally blowing your computer up! Our award-winning faculty will take you on an immersive journey; teaching you the basics of modelling, rendering, lighting, and technical direction that will culminate with you being a part of an amazing, industry-level short film in your final year. Careers & Industry To succeed in the film post-production industry, you'll need to be proficient and confident in using industry standard visual effects software. You'll also need experience applying creative thinking and problem solving in a collaborative and demanding environment. Employers value our graduates because this course focuses on the technical skills and soft skills you'll need in the industry. Your first year will begin with an eight week introduction to the world of computer graphics. You'll finish the year by working on an intensive yet rewarding short 3D production that will ensure you have the academic foundation and the skills you need to progress throughout your degree. During your second year, you'll be asked to pick a specialisation in visual effects, technical studies or 3D animation, which will enable you to fine-tune your particular skill set. Your final year will see you working on a number of industry level productions that will culminate with you being a part of an amazing, state-of-the-art short film. You'll also finish your final year with a research project that will provide you with the skills to take your knowledge... [-]

Degree In Animation And Digital Art

ITESM - Campus Ciudad de Mexico
Campus Full time 9 semesters July 2017 Mexico Monterrey

The BA Animation and Digital Arts is a creative professional, innovative, with an extensive knowledge of high technology and sensitive to the needs of projects for the entertainment industry today, to develop and evaluate artistic and technological projects in the areas of visual computing and new media. [+]

This description corresponds to the program taught here in Mexico City Campus. The BA Animation and Digital Arts is a creative professional, innovative, with an extensive knowledge of high technology and sensitive to the needs of projects for the entertainment industry today, to develop and evaluate artistic and technological projects in the areas of visual computing and new media. The hallmark of an animator and digital artist Tecnológico de Monterrey is the direct and explicit mainstreaming of 3 major subject areas: art, technology and narrative. This is achieved by mainstreaming and integrating practical multimedia, developed along the curriculum projects. This convergence areas and application integration projects it an innovative specialist with the strength of artistic, technological and narrative formation that works successfully in interdisciplinary, multicultural and innovative projects. The creative arts education provides food to the production process; the foundations of science and technology provide the skills to master the tools and use them effectively and efficiently in the creative and technical process of digital art, and creating narrative based story that seeks to express the professional in the area. The graduate will have the technical skills, under a humanist and artistic projects to create art and technology in all areas of application focus. ... [-]


Bachelor in Computer Animation and Interactive Media

Fashion Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 USA New York

FIT offers one of the country’s most comprehensive curricula for a bachelor’s program in Computer Animation and Interactive Media. You’ll receive a solid foundation in 3D modeling and animation [+]

Bachelor in Computer Animation and Interactive Media

FIT offers one of the country’s most comprehensive curricula for a bachelor’s program in Computer Animation and Interactive Media. You’ll receive a solid foundation in 3D modeling and animation through a sequence of courses that culminates in a real-world production environment, including scripting, storyboarding, modeling, rigging, animation, lighting, camera, compositing, sound editing, music, and effects. You’ll also be involved in designing interfaces and using programming logic and data structures, as well as video, for more complex web-based projects and games. Related courses round out the experience, providing ongoing development of drawing and design skills.... [-]


Bachelor of Computer Visualisation and Animation

Kilroy Norway
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years August 2017 Norway Oslo New Zealand Auckland USA New York Brooklyn White Plains Australia Sydney Gold Coast Boston North Ryde Victoria Los Angeles India Delhi Italy Florence United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Japan Beppu San Diego Cincinnati United Kingdom London Wellington Adelaide Maroochydore + 28 more

This course is one of the most established computer animation courses in the UK and was developed after extensive consultation with many of the leading companies in the computer animation [+]

Bachelor of Computer Visualisation and Animation

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Bournemouth University

This course is delivered by the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA).

This course is one of the most established computer animation courses in the UK and was developed after extensive consultation with many of the leading companies in the computer animation, digital special effects and computer game sectors.

The course has a focus on the creative use of computer graphics and animation technology The course content combines elements of traditional art disciplines, such as life drawing and cinematography, with elements taken from the computing and engineering disciplines, such as programming and applied maths Students divide their time equally among computing and moving image studies ... [-]