Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Animation
Upon completion of these baccalaureate-level programs, students may further their education by enrolling in a master’s-level program in animation, or seek entry-level employment opportunities. Graduates of bachelor’s programs in animation may pursue a career in computer programming, advertising, public relations, video making, or the motion picture industry.
- Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
- Program Length: Four years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 8% (2010-2020)*
Baccalaureate-level programs in animation may combine general education requirements with major-specific coursework. Program courses may teach students how to work with specific computer software programs, market their work, create a professional-quality demo reel or portfolio, and utilize storytelling principles. Core animation classes may include the following:
- Web Animation
- Computer 3D Modeling
- Digital Compositing
- Cinematic Storytelling
- Drawing and Anatomies
- Camera and Lighting Techniques
- Concept Development
Graduates of baccalaureate-level programs in animation may find employment in the video and motion picture industry, computer programming, advertising, or public relations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities are expected to increase by 8% from 2010-2020*.
Possible careers include:
- Multimedia Artist
- Graphic Designer
- Art Director
- Computer Modeler
Graduates may decide to further their education by enrolling in a master’s-level program. These master’s programs may expound upon the curriculum in a baccalaureate level program, and students may be required to complete a short animated film featuring 3D modelers. Most employers do not require candidates to have a degree, although they do look for potential employees who have a strong portfolio and the necessary technical skills.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook