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“It is my extreme honor and privilege to continue the success of BFA Animation that was built upon the great achievements of SVA alumni and animation community.”
Hsiang Chin Moe
Chair
Student Work
Drawing of couple whose heads are mp3 players on sidewalk in front of building with bushes.
Cartoon characters are there
In black background stilts is written there
Cartoon characters are there
this is a cotton pictures.
a dark house
animation picture
terrible thing of alpha
A penned note in progress.
a view of a mountain
cartoon image of man grabbing three moneybags
a cautionary tale
a man with a hat on
Two stop motion people looking for something in a forest.
this is animation
About The Department
  • Development of deep knowledge in animation and ability to explore your own artistic style and vision in the form of storytelling
  • Fluency in animation tools, both digital and analog, that allow you to hone your voice and craft
  • A professional level understanding of industry practices, standards, expectations and career strategies.
  • The ability to be career ready whether it is TV, feature or independent filmmaking
  • 389 students, 50 faculty, 46 courses
Courses
  • Curriculum at a glance
    • 72 credits in studio
    • 30 credits in humanities & sciences
    • 15 credits in art history
    • 3 credits in elective courses
  • 39 courses offered, including:
    • Acting for Animators: Expressions and Body Language
    • Advanced After Effects
    • Advanced Stop-Action Animation
    • Animation: From the Filmmaker's Perspective
    • Backgrounds and Inspirational Sketches
    • Career Strategies for Animation
    • Character Construction
    • Creating Unforgettable Characters
    • Developing the Animated Series
    • Digital Matte Painting with Photoshop
    • Drawing Animals in Motion
    • Experimental Animation
    • Flash for Animators
    • Introduction to Stop Motion
    • Introduction to TVPaint Animation
    • Key Poses and Inbetweening
    • Miniature Sets and Action Props
    • Perspective Drawing
    • Sound Design for Animation
    • Storyboarding for Animators

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