Create new worlds with animation

Be a powerhouse in an industry that spans film, TV, video games, AR/VR, and more

Illuminate fantastical realms and characters that launch careers, bring joy to fans, and take the world by storm. Named a top animation program in the U.S. year after year by Animation Career Review, SCAD provides every resource to help you develop your signature style in 2D, 3D, and stop-motion animation, digital modeling, rigging, lighting, and look development. As you work with top companies and peers, you’ll become a pro at collaboration — just like in the real world.

Launch your creative career

Request information

Apply now

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

GradPath at SCAD logo

Pursue your passion with [email protected]

[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.

Learn more

Student work

"Namastay With Me" | Margo Pierce View more student work

Animation alumna Shannon Hallstein

Put your career in motion

SCAD animation alumni join forces with the world's biggest studios such as Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Pixar, and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Now it's your turn to follow in their footsteps.

Discover your dream job.

Animation student works in a SCAD digital lab

Tech that catapults careers

At SCAD, everything you need to become a professional animator is at your fingertips. From high performance digital workstations to state-of-the-art motion capture systems, SCAD offers animation students the same resources they'll use in their professional careers.

Learn more about our facilities and the animation student experience

2019 Animation Festival alumni panel at SCAD Atlanta

Meet masters of story at SCAD AnimationFest

At SCAD AnimationFest, students learn new developments in the industry, see the latest technological advancements, and gain insight from the global leaders behind The Simpsons, Frozen 2, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Toy Story 4, and more.

Lucas Grabeel holding trophy

“Seeing what SCAD offers is incredible. The opportunity for students to use all this equipment and have these resources is mind-blowing.”

Lucas Grabeel | Voice actor, SCAD AnimationFest Achievement Award recipient

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.

Ready to see more?

Connect with us! Request more information or apply today, and we’ll send you everything you need to begin your exciting journey at SCAD.

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.