Animation students begin their academic career by building a foundation in traditional art and then focusing on advanced courses in the art of animated storytelling.
Animation students are instructed in the core art courses — including drawing, design fundamentals, figure drawing, and sculpture before moving on to advanced 2D and 3D animation principles. In-depth courses include theatre, storyboarding, character development, sound and writing coupled with art and design. Students in the program graduate having created either an individual or collaborative project that reflects their creative and technical ability which is ideal for showcasing their skills when applying for a job.
Students who graduate with this major can pursue careers in:
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Multimedia artists and animators earn an average median salary of $63,900 according to a 2015 Bureau of Labor survey.
Studios will continue to require additional multimedia artists and animators to meet increased consumer demand.
Important skills for an animator include artistic talent, communication skills, creativity and time-management skills.