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“Animation is a powerful medium, one whose images and narratives move people to laughter and tears.”
Reeves Lehmann
Chair
Student Work
About The Department
  • We give you the tools you need to hone your voice and art
  • Train on the latest animation software and hardware
  • Many of our alumni are internationally recognized animators
  • 205 students, 28 faculty, 44 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
  • 44 courses offered, including:
    • After Effects Techniques
    • Animation and New Media Law
    • Animation: From McCay to Burton
    • Backgrounds and Inspirational Sketches
    • Career Strategies for Animation
    • Character Construction
    • Composition and Design
    • Creating Unforgettable Characters
    • Developing the Animated Series
    • Digital Compositing
    • Digital Matte Painting with Photoshop
    • Drawing Animals in Motion
    • Experimental Animation
    • Key Poses and Inbetweening
    • Life Drawing: Figure, Form and Function
    • Miniature Sets and Action Props
    • Perspective Drawing
    • Sound Design for Animation
    • Stop-Action Animation
    • Storyboarding for Animators
    • Storytelling, Storyboarding and the Art of the Pitch I
    • The Art and Mechanics of Movement

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