Media Arts& Animation
I want to create my own future.
All kinds of industries—beyond just entertainment and media—need creative minds to bring ideas to life. Animators. 3D animators. Multimedia artists. Special Effects artists. Along with others, they put their skills and imaginations to work everywhere from film and TV to medicine and law. If you have the talent, passion, and tenacity to follow that career path, Media Arts & Animation degree programs can prepare you for a life of doing what you love. In our creative and supportive environment, you’ll use industry-specific hardware and software in an environment that’s as challenging and competitive as the real world. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. It won't be easy. But nothing truly worthwhile ever is.
*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors
It's time to take the next step.
If the Bachelor’s degree asks so much of you, why push yourself even further? Good question. Simple answer: the Master of Fine Arts degree program in Computer Animation is your chance to build on everything you’ve learned and gain a broader and deeper understanding of the profession so you can launch your career or go further in the one you have. In a program that combines art history, criticism, advanced studio exploration and experimentation, you’ll have the opportunity to explore computer animation from many different aspects. The focus in on the creative process and helping you develop skills as a traditional studio artist, filmic storyteller, art historian, and critical thinker—while you sharpen your technical animation skills.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts & Animation
What Will I Study?
I'm ready to start telling stories.
Our Media Arts & Animation curriculum will truly put you to the test. Because it was designed by industry experts to help put you in a position to succeed in field where the only limit is your imagination. You'll study:
- Digital Imaging
- Life Drawing for Animation
- Character and Object Design for Animation
- Cinematic Storytelling
- Digital Editing
- Computer 3D Modeling and Animation
- Principles of Animation
- Acting / Movement
- 2D Animation
- Storyboard Rendering for Animation
- Camera and Lighting Techniques
- Creative and Collaborative Project Management
- 3D Modeling
- 3D Character Animation
- 3D Textures
- Web Animation
I'm looking for my proving ground.
At The Art Institutes system of schools, creativity is our core, our calling, our culture. Media Arts & Animation degree programs are built on that creative foundation. It’s also built on our knowledge that a creative career is not for the faint of heart. Because it’s tough out there, it’s tough in here. But we temper the tough with the support you need to make your creativity marketable. We provide the mentoring and real-world experience you need to prevail, with faculty* who’ve worked in the field and internship possibilities at successful businesses. Here, you’ll be encouraged and expected to be bold. To take risks. To push yourself and the people around you. So if your heart is telling you that you belong in a creative field, you belong here. It’s the hardest thing you’ll ever love.
*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.
[My education] helped me to learn how to be an effective teammate and work well with others. Calvert Griffin
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, 2014, The Art Institute of Michigan