Bachelor of Science in Animation and Visual Effects
Program Length – 36 months

Associate of Science in Computer Animation
Program Length – 18 months

Animation is about creating new worlds. True artists and illustrators at heart, our students are looking for a creative escape from the mundane to the fantastic. Armed with their imagination, they live an animated life.

This career-focused and accredited Bachelor of Science Degree program in Animation & Visual Effects is designed to teach you the art, techniques, processes, and technology that professional animators use to turn their dreams into (virtual) reality.

Alumni

Check out Proxy, a game being developed by our students and alumni using the Epic Unreal Engine, Autodesk Maya and Pixelogic Z Brush.

 

Campus

 

Gear for Every Student

anim-gear
We outfit you with your very own laptop computer and software package, complete with the full Adobe Creative Suite collection, ZBrush and Microsoft Office, so you can create your animated worlds any time, anywhere out there in the real world!*

 

Areas of Focus

The Animation and Visual Effects Bachelor of Science degree is a 36-month program centered on real-world production processes, teaching students the fundamentals of computer animation by focusing on areas like:

  • 3D Graphics
  • Visual Effects
  • Storyboarding
  • Sketching and Modeling
  • Character Animation
  • Special Effects
  • Final Compositing

Full Course list: Bachelor of Science in Animation and Visual Effects

The Computer Animation Associate of Science degree is an 18-month program is designed to take the student through the production pipeline by teaching them the fundamentals of computer animation, focusing on areas like:

  • 3D Graphics
  • Visual Effects
  • Storyboarding
  • Sketching and Modeling
  • Character Animation
  • Special Effects
  • Final Compositing

Full Course list: Associate of Science in Computer Animation

We are the Hollywood connection

An important part of being successful is being connected, and it’s also a big part of what has helped make our school the educational community it is today. Our location in the center of Hollywood offers our students unparalleled access to entertainment industry professionals who speak with our students and share their insight and experience, like Jennifer Lee from Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” or Bob Peterson from Disney’s “Up,” both seen here.

 

Draw. Rig. Render.

Let’s take a look at your future

There’s more to the entertainment industry than simply flashing lights and fame, awards and red-carpet galas. Entertainment is a business. And as technology continues to change the ways in which we experience the music, movies, games, animation, and media in our lives, there is a greater need for talented and hard-working creative professionals to work behind-the scenes and make it all happen. Here’s a glimpse into some of the career opportunities that an Animation & VFX degree can open to you:

  • 3D Artist
  • Animatic Artist
  • Animator
  • Architectural Design
  • Technical Artist
  • Asset Integrator
  • Automative Design
  • Character Modeler
  • Character Rigger
  • Prop Modeler
  • VFX Artist
  • Compositor
  • Motion graphics for TV and Web
  • Level Designer
  • Lighting Artist
  • Texture Artist

 

*Specific types of gear and gear info subject to change without notice.