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School of Animation & Visual Effects

"I do have the best job in the world, no question. Everybody should be jealous. This is so what you want to do."
~ Pixar Animator Glenn McQueen

 
 

The best animation companies recruit our graduates because we are one of the top animation schools in the nation. We're a leader because we offer the best resources and instructors from top companies like Pixar and Industrial Light & Magic.


Animation Schools and Degree Programs


Online Animation Schools and College Degree Programs


Animation Class Descriptions and Course Schedules

  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Computer Animation
  • Traditional Animation
  • Visual Effects
  • Background Painting
  • Cartooning
  • Character Animation
  • Maya Character Animation
  • Character Design
  • Digital Compositing
  • Photoshop Compositing
  • Compositing
  • Animation Modeling
  • Storyboard
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • And more!

Click to view Animation course descriptions and schedules


Animation Career and Job Opportunities

  • 2D Animator
  • 3D Animator
  • 3D Modeler
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Compositor
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Character Designer
  • Stop Motion Animator
  • And more!

Animation Companies Hiring Our Graduates

  • Blue Sky Studios
  • Digital Domain
  • Factor 5
  • LLC
  • High Moon Studios
  • Industrial Light & Magic
  • Koei Entertainment Singapore
  • NBC
  • Nissan Global
  • PDI / DreamWorks
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Polygon Magic
  • Radium
  • Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Sony Picture Imageworks
  • Technicolor
  • Tippett Studio
  • Wild Brain Animation Studios
  • Weta Digital Ltd.

Program Learning Outcomes

To learn more about the skills you will acquire in this program, view BFA Program Learning Outcomes and MFA Program Learning Outcomes.


Professional Development and Continuing Art Education

Reach your individual goals in animation by taking non-prerequisite classes


More Animation School Information

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