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Courses for a Degree in Animation

In addition to a focus on animation courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Core Animation Courses:

  • Animation Design
  • Writing for Animation
  • Animation Workshop
  • Visual Thinking and Organization for Animation
  • Interactive Animation
  • Computer Animation for Film and Video
  • Advanced Computer Animation Maya
  • Classical Film Theory
  • Culture, Media, and Society
  • Narrative Sudies
  • Film Criticism
  • Visual Perception
  • Cinematography
  • History of Animation
  • Animation Timing
  • Legal Issues in Animation
  • Film and Television Sound Recording
  • Teal Time Animation - Puppetry Arts
  • Advanced Animation

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology