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Computer Animation

The Computer Animation concentration within the Visual Arts major assists to prepare students for careers in the creative technological fields such as computer animation, motion graphics, film, television, videography, and multi-media design; for further graduate study; and for developing an individual contemporary art practice.

Ever since the program was launched a few years back, graduates of our program have gone to work for several animation and design firms. Along with creative representation at galleries, some of our students have won awards for their animated films from short animation festivals, and many have shown their works in academic settings around the world.

The alumni and faculty have consistently pushed the edge publicly as to what it means to be a computer artist and continue to maintain that intensity today.

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Animation 4-Year Degree Path

A Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts with a concentration in Animation prepares students for careers in fields such as animation and game design, and for professional arts practices in time-based media.

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The computer animation minor is dedicated to the creation of time-based artistic productions by means of emerging computer technologies and processes.

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Creative Arts Scholarship



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Among our four Mac and one PC computer labs in the Department of Art & Design, rooms FAC 438 (Mac) and 254 (PC) are the hubs of computer animation. Our labs each have 18 workstations, and the current Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk Maya, 3DS Max, and other relevant software is accessible day and night.

Animation students have 24/7 access to a dedicated sound recording studio, that allows you to create and own the sound & music in your animations.


Peg People - Maddox Saul

2023 Cardiff Animation Nights Nominee

Small World animation

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Life is Draining - Cassidy Townsend

Selected by The 2020 Brazosport Arts in Media Festival

Draining animation clip

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Small World - Savannah Mohr

Selected by The 2020 Brazosport Arts in Media Festival

Small World animation

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Graduates with an animation concentration have diverse career prospects, including roles as animators, character designers, or storyboard artists in film, television, video game development, advertising, and even augmented reality and virtual reality industries. With their skills in visual storytelling and digital animation, they can bring imaginative worlds to life and contribute to the creation of captivating content across various media platforms.




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 Last Modified 4/23/24