Empower your creativity and visualize your dreams with a major in 动画.
St. Edward's animation students benefit from a solid foundation in drawing, script writing, and sequential art, then progress to visual design, storyboarding, and sound design. They bring all this preparation together at the end of the program, when they produce their very own animated film.
动画 (ANIM) students graduate from St. Edward's with a wide range of skills, including art creation, storytelling, and digital technologies. They develop techniques critical to success in this growing field: traditional hand-drawn, two-dimensional animation, stop-motion animation, kinestasis, rotoscoping and motion capture, motion graphics, computer-rendered three-dimensional animation, visual effects animation, and compositing animated elements over live-action video.
Our graduates are prepared to work in a wide range of roles in technology, game development, commercial art, and filmed entertainment industries.
Such major employers as Rooster Teeth Productions and Powerhouse 动画 Studio have established Austin as a leading hub of animation jobs in the country. Centrail Texas is one of the fastest-growing regions for film, games, and a host of growing tech industries. St. Edward’s will help you find internships to learn from the best.
Major Requirements: The Bachelor of 艺术s with a major in Animation requires 60 hours of core coursework. The 动画 program offers students a strong foundation year which encourages skill development, experimentation and independent thought. In sophomore year students focus on media exploration and skill development through courses in animation foundations, sequential art, screenwriting and audio. A mixture of video game animation courses and fine arts courses support both technical and conceptual development that is essential for emerging animators. Upper level courses include kinestasis和运动图形, 合成和视觉效果, and 动画制作. Students conclude their studies through the culminating experience course sequence, Senior Studio I and II, which require the development of an independent creative project, a senior animation screening, and a thesis paper.
普通教育 Requirements: The 动画 degree requires an average of 38-44 hours of general education courses that students complete over four years in addition to their major courses and electives.
View and download the full degree plan for the 动画 major (PDF).
Courses in the 动画 program include:
- kinestasis和运动图形 – Focuses on traditional and digital techniques designed to make images and text more lively across a range of implementations appropriate for animated films, video games, presentations, and web design.
- 合成和视觉效果 – This is an advanced digital animation course that builds upon fundamentals from prior courses to explore a range of techniques that combine multiple visual elements within a single shot, including rotoscoping, digital motion capture, transformation, lighting, and particle effects.
- 动画制作 – The course covers all the necessary steps to produce a short digitally animated narrative film, from concept to final mix.
A minor in 动画 can equip graduates with a wide range of career options. Students must take the following courses, totaling 24 hours:
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