Animation major

Start a movement with motion.

Life is full of movement, and you’re here to capture it. In the Animation program, you’ll dive right in to cutting-edge animation techniques and learn 2D, 3D, and experimental styles, as well as game art, motion graphics, digital modeling, virtual reality, and more. You’ll have access to industry-standard facilities, expert guidance from creative faculty, and the support of peers in the Animation Student Collective. And you’ll work in a quick-paced, electric environment focused on pushing you to create your best work.

Our graduates lead their fields as story artists, character animators for feature films, effect house animators, game artists, live theater effect designers, motion designers, projection mapping artists, rapid prototyping producers, television animators, and architectural visualization producers.


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Launch Experience

 

Facilities

The Cloyd Family Animation Center has the following:

  • PC computer labs loaded with industry-standard software
  • 24-inch Cintiq tablets so you can express yourself in 2D and 3D animation environments
  • A stop-motion lab equipped with DSLRs and Dragonframe
  • A student lounge; home to the Animation Student Collective
  • A large, state-of-the art computer teaching lab
  • A virtual reality drawing lab
  • A flex space that changes based on project needsMac and PC computer labs loaded with industry-standard software

 

Student work

 

Careers

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

Recent employers

Cartoon Network 
DreamWorks Animation 
Electronic Arts 
Laika 
Nickelodeon Animation Studio 

Electronic Arts
Laika
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Phosphor Games
Pixar
Proctor & Gamble

Procter & Gamble 
Riot Games 
Sony Pictures Animation 
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios 
Walt Disney Animation Studios 

 


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Credit hours

Requirement 
Program Requirements60
CORE Studio Requirements18
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements42
Total
120

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Course information

Check out the Animation degree program's course requirements.

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Faculty

Adjunct Instructor
Animation
Assistant Professor
Animation
Chair of Animation, Associate Professor, MFA First Year Advisor
Animation, Game Art & Design, Master of Fine Arts
Assistant Professor, MFA Thesis Advisor
Animation, Master of Fine Arts
Visiting Faculty, MFA First Year Advisor, MFA Thesis Advisor
Animation, Master of Fine Arts
Associate Professor
Animation
Assistant Professor, MFA Thesis Advisor
Animation, Game Art & Design, Master of Fine Arts
Adjunct Instructor
Animation
Adjunct Instructor
Animation
Adjunct Instructor
Animation
Program Coordinator
Animation
Adjunct Instructor
Animation
Adjunct Instructor
Animation
Adjunct Instructor
Animation

 

 


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