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The BFA degree in Computer Animation is offered as a professional degree. The educational experience and subsequent body of work reflect three areas of success in the animation profession: a capstone animated film created in a collaborative, team-oriented setting; an animated short created as a solo thesis project; and additional courses in critical studies, story, advanced CG animation, and the technical facility that seeks to prepare students for immediate entry into the professional world.
As a result of successfully completing program requirements, students should be able to:
demonstrate proficiencies in digital and computer-generated software and technology through the creation of animated projects;
demonstrate a comprehension of history, aesthetics and the analytical context of animation in cinema through written, oral and animated presentations;
employ a professional level of industry practices, standards and career strategies to successfully market and showcase their animated work;
collaborate on a team project in the development, production and presentation of an animated short film;
create and present an animated thesis film; and
create a professional quality animation portfolio demonstrating original cinematic material and a developed artistic voice.