The MA in Animation - Animator Concentration is for students who are interested in deepening their knowledge of 3D modeling and animation, with an eye towards a production career in 3D character animation, computer game art, or visual effects. Students in this concentration will receive intense and rigorous training in the history, critical artistic issues, and fundamental principles that are necessary for animation artists. MA in Animation - Animator students take many of the same courses as the MFA in Animation students, with the main difference being the absence of the year-long thesis film. Graduates will be prepared for the many varied career options available to animators, including storyboard artists, visual development artists, modelers, layout artists, character animators, effects animators, character riggers, motion capture artists, lighting artists, commercial animators, motion graphics artists, game artists, environment modelers and effects artists. This concentration is intended for those with undergraduate degrees in animation, film, game development, art, graphic design, illustration, architecture, industrial design and other related areas.
Students enrolled in the Animator Concentration have an opportunity to apply for the Animation MFA program, but this must be done by May 15th of their first year.
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