The art of animation

2-D. 3-D. Stop-motion. Digital modeling. Rigging. Lighting. Look development. As an animation student at SCAD, you will master it all. We give you the opportunity to collaborate with and take electives in other majors, such as visual effects, motion media, interactive design and game development, sound design, film and television, and sequential art. The result? You graduate as a dynamic, multifaceted animator, extremely marketable and ready to take the industry by storm.

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[email protected] offers incoming freshmen the opportunity to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in an accelerated and continuous program of study.

Animation students may complete a B.F.A. and M.A. in as few as four years or a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in as few as five years.

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Animation degrees

SCAD offers B.F.A., M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in animation, available in Atlanta, Hong Kong, Savannah and online via eLearning.

  - Atlanta    - Hong Kong    - Savannah    - eLearning

Student work

Animation student work, Treesome in Girafica by Sandy Chiang

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Animation student drawing on Cintiq in Montgomery Hall

Land the animation job of your dreams

Our animation alumni work at industry giants like Disney, Pixar, 20th Century Fox, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Now it's your turn to follow in their footsteps and join the industry giants.

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Professional-grade technology and workspaces

At every location, SCAD animation students have access to the finest resources and the most inspiring facilities to fuel their creative spirit. Here, you can master the same technology you'll be using as a professional animator: elite software, inspiring studios and a Vicon motion-capture system.

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Related majors and minors

Every SCAD student has a powerful network of fellow creatives at their fingertips. Work with peers and professors in programs like visual effects, sound design, and film and television — or consider supercharging your degree with a double major or minor in a related field.

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Courses of study are registered with the Hong Kong Education Bureau, registration numbers: 261958-261971, 262196-262202 and 262909. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which these courses may lead.