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Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Art Institute of Jacksonville, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design can help you prepare for it.

Program Overview

In the Media Arts & Animation program, you’ll develop a strong foundation in drawing, design, and illustration in order to produce traditional 2-D formats. Then, you’ll move into computer generated 3-D formats that make characters and objects come alive. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as animator, computer animator, digital media producer, special effects artist, background designer, computer artist, layout artist, or video game artist.
Media Arts & Animation

Program Description

The baccalaureate program in Media Arts & Animation is designed to build on the foundations of animation and design while promoting individual creativity. Starting with design fundamentals, students will have the opportunity to learn about human anatomy, perspective drawing, concept art, character development, compositing, and special effects for use in 2D and 3D animations. Also, students will be prepared for entry-level animation careers, including the business of animation and self promotion, culminating in a professional demo reel and portfolio.

Students will have the opportunity to learn the art of character rigging, background and layout design, posing, and conceptual storytelling through animation. The 3D arena students will be prepared to transcend beyond film in local advertising markets, handheld interface motion graphics, television advertising, and independent editing houses.

Entry-Level Career Opportunities: Animator, Digital Media Producer, Special Effects Artist, Background Designer, Computer Artist.
Media Arts & Animation
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Students need to meet all requirements. The Art Grant is not offered at all Art Institute schools and the grant amounts vary by location; check with the school you’re considering attending for exceptions and details.

Next steps

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There’s nothing like seeing our creative community for yourself. Meet our faculty, learn more about the technology you’ll use, and get acquainted with our support staff, including Career Services. You can either attend Open House or arrange for a personal tour.


We’re here to guide you step-by-step through the process.

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We realize you have questions (that’s good) because your education is a major investment. We’ll talk about your interests, and what program is a good fit for you. And our Financial Aid staff can help you review your options, including merit- and need-based scholarships, and will help you navigate the process. Contact us to get moving on your tomorrow.

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