Animation Major

You bring design to life.

You’ll come to CCAD with a burning imagination. With classes in 2D, 3D and experimental animation, as well as game art, motion graphics, digital modeling, lighting and more, we’ll give you the tools and techniques to set the fire ablaze. In our Animation degree program, you’ll have access to industry-standard facilities and expert guidance from creative faculty. It’s a quick-paced, electric, collaborative environment focused on pushing you to create your best work. You’ll graduate as a multifaceted creator ready to shape the animation industry.


You'll have access to:

  • Mac and PC computer labs loaded with industry-standard software
  • 21-inch Cintiq tablets so you can express yourself in 2D and 3D animation environments
  • A stop-motion lab equipped with DSLRs and Dragonframe
  • The Sandbox Student Lounge, home to the Animation Student Collective

Student and alumni works

  • Shakedown Saloon
  • Televised
  • Character Design for Animation
  • The Finvestigation of Sharklock Foams
  • Still from Life of Pi, Animation, Steve Hubbard, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    Still from Life of Pi
  • One Adventurous Week in Maui; Animation; Fawn Veerasunthorn; Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD)
    One adventurous week in Maui, Hawaii
  • Sketches, Animation, Steve Umbleby, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Personal Illustration – Character, Animation; Max Ulichney; Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD)
    Personal Illustrations – Character Design
  • Banana Girl Series, Animation, Kartika Mediani, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    Banana Girl series
  • My Little Pony Covers, Animation, Sara Richard, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    My Little Pony covers
  • Pumbaa, Simba, and Timon Sculpt; Animation; Kaleb Rice; Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    Pumbaa, Simba, and Timon Sculpt
  • Surrealistic Renders Series, Animation, Ryan Green, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    Surrealistic Renders series
  • Concept Work for Riot Games, Animation, Chris Campbell, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    Concept work for Riot Games


Our grads have applied the skills they built at CCAD to a variety of positions and fields.

Architectural visualization producer
Augmented reality designer
Character animator for feature films
Effects house animator
Game artist
Live theatre effects designer
Motion designer
Projection mapping artist
Rapid prototyping producer
Television animator


  • Animal Logic
  • Arclight Cinema
  • Bento Box
  • BET
  • Cartoon Network
  • Dreamworks
  • Electronic Arts
  • Laika
  • Nickelodeon Animation Studios
  • Phosphor Games
  • Pixar
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Sony Pictures Animations
  • TimeGate Studios
  • Twentieth Century Fox
  • Vigil Games
  • Walt Disney Feature Animation

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Credit hours

Program Requirements 36
CORE Studio Requirements 42
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements 42

Course information

Check out the Animation degree program's course requirements chart on the major flyer.

See work from our Animation Departments tumblr!


Associate Professor Charlotte Belland, Animation chair, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD)
  • Chair of Animation
  • Associate Professor
Assistant Professor Jeremy Baker, 3D Animation, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Assistant Professor
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • SMAC Instructor
Assistant Professor Andy Friz, Animation, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Assistant Professor
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Program Coordinator, Animation, Photography, and Film & Video
  • Visiting Faculty
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Associate Professor

Notable alumni

Fawn Veerasunthorn is an alumni of the CCAD Animation class of 2004.

Fawn Veerasunthorn specializes in story and visual development and is currently a story artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. With more than 47,000 followers on Instagram, it’s safe to say her visual style is popular. Veerasunthorn worked on Frozen and is now engaged in a new feature film. She previously worked with Nickelodeon Animation Studio and Illumination Entertainment, where she contributed to Despicable Me 2 and The Lorax.

Fawn Veerasunthorn
Steve Hubbard is an alumni of the CCAD Animation class of 2010.

Steve Hubbard is a Mid-Senior Modeler at Animal Logic, a leading studio for film and animation production that specializes in the use of real-time technologies. He was part of the team that won a 2012 Oscar for Best Visual Effects for Life of Pi. Hubbard has also received a Bronze Telly Award and two regional Emmys. And he won the 2015 Joseph V. Canzani Alumni Award for Excellence. 

Steve Hubbard

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