Animation Major

Animation is more than Saturday morning cartoons.

Animation is everywhere: 

  • Cartoons, movies, and television;
  • Jumbotrons and active billboards;
  • Classrooms and museums;
  • Health-care settings, simulators, and courtrooms.

As a consequence of its ubiquity, students who turn toward animation will find not only an interdisciplinary outlet for their creative impulse but one that also positions them well for graduate study or careers as animation artists in film or television.

Students in our interdisciplinary program develop their creative capacities by working with a variety of majors including architecture, writing and multimedia production. In their coursework, they learn to craft visual stories with the latest animation software and tools.

Our students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in our newly built animation lab. They work with Emmy-award winning animator Steven Carpenter, whose work has appeared in several major Hollywood productions, including:

  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Star Trek: Voyager
  • Xena: Warrior Princess
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Virus

Steven Carpenter's Complete Filmography (IMDB)


About the Curriculum

The animation major must complete a total of 51 credit hours consisting of 30 credit hours in animation and 21 credit hours in the humanities and arts.

Animation Curriculum