"The program also builds character traits that are valued in the workplace—the collaborative spirit, problem solving skills, good communication skills and professional ethics."
The goal of this concentration is to produce graduates that will become successful professional artists in the field of animation. The emphasis is on the education of the artist in the use of animation as a medium, which involves the study of the core fundamentals of animation and cinematic time based narrative, as well as the study of study of the history of animation and visual effects. The program also emphasizes the training of the artist to work successfully in the animation and media arts industry. This involves training in the use of current tools and media production procedures. The program also builds character traits that are valued in the workplace—the collaborative spirit, problem solving skills, good communication skills and professional ethics.
The students have the tactile experience of creating animation in this program as well as experiences in fully digital two and three dimensional design software. The students use hands on, tactile manipulation of organic, analog, non-digital media as well as the very latest in animation software. This method represents the hybrid, eclectic, innovative and dynamic approach at the core of the art of animation. The animation program gives the students a strong foundation as a generalist in terms of the skill sets utilized for production in the animation industry. At the senior level, students choose and are supported in their field of specialization through a thesis project. This process encourages the student’s pursuit of their personal artistic vision while simultaneously developing their professional skills.
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