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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.
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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.
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