The BFA in Animation provides students with a thorough foundation in the art of animation and its history, combined with intense practice in traditional animation and 3D computer animation and modeling. The Animation BFA has been designed for students who are serious about careers as animation artists, character animators, game artists, CGI effects animators and motion graphics animators. The program’s visual arts history and studio art requirements give students an aesthetic grounding crucial to success in these areas. In their many animation production courses, students will have access to the latest in animation software, tools, and technologies including 3D, stop motion, hand drawn, motion capture, motion control, and green screen studios. Students will gain valuable production experience both in class and through internships, and benefit from CDM's relationship with Chicago's largest game development and animation studios.