Animation Major

Animation is more than Saturday morning cartoons.

You see the work of animators everywhere:

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

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 53 credit hours consisting of 27 credit hours in animation and 26 credit hours in the humanities and arts.

Animation Curriculum