Digital Arts Animation Major

Digital Arts Animation Major


The Digital Arts Animation major at the Art Academy invites students to study the compositional elements that are associated with time-based imagery, understand the language of moving images, and explore how these specific principles are manifested in 2D, 3D and 4D compositions. Digital Arts Animation students choose from a variety of courses that allow them to focus on or broadly experiment with narrative or more graphical aspects of motion media. All classes are designed with the idea that contemporary digital media is meant to fluidly evolve, to use creative methods in conjuncture to create new imagery and more complex illusions.



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Course Descriptions & Sample Schedule
"The skills I built in my animation classes pushed my understanding of narrative Illustration and lit a fire for creating unique characters that are recognizable."

HALI HUTCHINSON (BFA 2020)

"The skills I built in my animation classes pushed my understanding of narrative Illustration and lit a fire for creating unique characters that are recognizable."

HALI HUTCHINSON
(BFA 2020)

2021 Top 50 National Illustration School Rankings (#49, top 35% of schools considered) and #3 in Ohio.

* Animation Career Review.com


Careers in Animation

Many Art Academy animation graduates work at studios as well as corporate in-house divisions. Graduates also thrive in entrepreneurial and freelance enterprises and in related creative industries such as: design, video production, and entertainment industries.

Our trans-disciplinary curriculum is designed to prepare you for a future at the forefront of animation.

Art Director
Creative Director
Stop Motion Animator
3D Modeler
Compositing Artist
Storyboard Artist
Concept Artist
Game Developer
Visual Effects Artist
Mathematical Modeler
Texture Artist
Web Designer
Illustrator
Production Artist
Entrepreneur
Art Director
Creative Director
Stop Motion Animator
3D Modeler
Compositing Artist
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Storyboard Artist
Concept Artist
Game Developer
Visual Effects Artist
Mathematical Modeler
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Texture Artist
Web Designer
Illustrator
Production Artist
Entrepreneur
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