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Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts

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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

Media Arts & Animation is a time-based art form. Animators are skilled and specialized visual communicators, combining individual artistic talent with technical expertise, who use their creative talents to design and develop story elements and character environments. Animators create impressions in a moving image format. Animation has the power to mesmerize, educate, entertain and influence.

The Media Arts & Animation program is designed to help students develop skills in 2-D and 3-D animation, drawing, color, composition, storyboarding and design, enabling students to produce a digital portfolio that demonstrates their practical and technical skills. Animators are skilled visual communicators whose work is sought out by advertising, entertainment, education, legal, governmental, technical and entrepreneurial clients, studios, agencies and organizations.
Media Arts & Animation

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