Recognized as one of Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 20 Film Programs in the World” and Variety’s “Best Film Schools” in both 2017 & 2018, our BA program in Animation provides essential education and experience to foster and develop future animators.
As members of the overarching Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres, animation students will meet a rigorous curriculum and become immersed in a vibrant creative community, including not only coursework but a wide array of student activities, including multiple animation clubs. The goal of the program is to graduate students who are critical thinkers, confident in their creative expression, experienced in collaboration, and technically adept.
Our regional film and media production sector expanded by 10% between 2010-2015, twice the growth of the overall economy. For comparison, with over 14,600 jobs and counting, film and media production employment is nearly 5 times larger than the size of the region’s proud beverage manufacturing and distribution industries. This creative economy continues to grow because of our alumni, student and faculty contributions. As the only dedicated undergraduate major in animation in the UW System, we can confidently say as much.
Expand – A successful Foundation Review is required after completion of the foundation coursework in order to proceed with the degree curriculum.
"I enjoyed that I could create my own world and do things on my own schedule. And I liked the isolation and control you can get by not using actors." Caroline Kastelic on working with puppets and stop motion animation.
Careers in Film, Video, Animation and New Genres
Advertising & Sales
Client Services Supervisor
Digital Account Executive
Digital Imaging Technician
Digital Media Product Developer
Educational Video Director/Producer
Electronics & Sensor Designer
Elementary/Secondary School Teacher
Field Segment Producer
Motion Capture Engineer
Motion Graphics Designer/Producer
Photo Asset Manager/Instructor/Editor
Photographic Labs/Image Producer
Producer (Television & Film)
Programming & Software Designer
Reality Programming Director
Recording & Mastering Engineer
Rights & Clearances
Social Media Specialist
Stop Motion Animator
Visual Effect Specialist/Supervisor
Visiting Assistant Professor, Animation
Assistant Professor, Animation