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Art & Design

BFA in Design and Animation with a Concentration in Animation

The BFA in Design and Animation with a concentration in Animation offers a versatile curriculum to address the expressive interests and career concerns of our students. Animation is a cross-disciplinary field embracing digital entertainment (including motion pictures and game design), graphic design, and art. New applications for animation have emerged in science, architecture, healthcare, and broadcast journalism as well. Students in the animation program will explore all aspects of storyboarding, sequencing, 3D model development, rendering, animation, and sound. Our students emerge from the Animation program motivated and prepared for professional work or graduate study.

Recent animation-related work by students can be viewed on the Monmouth Animation Gallery Vimeo Channel.

Some of the careers you might consider pursuing with this degree include but are not limited to the following:

  • 3D Modeler
  • Animator
  • Animation Director
  • Character Rigger, Creature Rigger
  • Concept Artist
  • Creative Director
  • Game/Interactive Content Designer
    (including characters and environments)
  • Medical and Scientific Illustrator
  • Multimedia Artist/ Designer
  • New Media Artist/ Designer
  • Visual Effects (VFX) Artist
  • Creative Director

Marketable Skills

At the completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  • Use the most current technology and software associated with animation, game content creation, motion graphics, and graphic design.
  • Make 3D animations and models, 2D animations, motion graphic trailers, and use video and photography.
  • Create a demo reel of animation work and upload that reel to the Internet.
  • Create a customized Web site to showcase an animation demo reel.
  • Design complex graphics and animation, using independent judgment, creativity, and computer equipment.
  • Apply story development and editing to animation to create storyboards that show the flow of the animation and map out key scenes and characters.
  • Learn new technologies that include interactive art and design and time-based media, including animation and video.
  • Interpret sketches, data, or verbal instructions to produce creative artworks in motion.
  • Create schematic or perspective views to depict relationships or the assembly sequence of parts.
  • Learn how to use interactive technology to work in education, entertainment, advertising, and a variety of other fields.