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Animation

Animation

Start your Animation career with DCAD

Discover your future in the dynamic world of animation.

The mission of the Animation Program is to provide students with foundational knowledge and application of traditional and contemporary methods of motion generation. The curriculum prepares students with fundamental drawing and design skills, an understanding of the principles of motion, storytelling, conceptual development, and application of these disciplines through a variety of animation techniques.

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What You’ll Learn

Story Telling

Create powerful storylines that engage audiences and convey messages. 

Principles of Motion

Calculate believable motion in projects that demonstrate principles universal to all forms of animation, including the knowledge of gravity and human locomotion.

Animation Techniques

Experiment with a variety of animation techniques by using both camera equipment and software.

Production Processes

Develop animation projects from start to finish, providing you with essential experience with the processes behind animation production.

History of Animation and Filmmaking

Analyze the history of animation and filmmaking, and gain valuable  knowledge of its technical development.

For a list of faculty-recommended hardware and software, reference our technology requirements.

Ready to find out more?

Contact us today to schedule a private campus tour. Our admission team is here to help answer any questions you have and ensure you have all the information you need to make the best decision for you and your education.

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Ready to start creating?

Two years at DCAD can open a world of creative opportunity. Prepare yourself for a career as a professional artist, build a portfolio, or get a head start on a four-year art program — all while saving money. Apply today or get in touch with the DCAD Admissions office for help getting started.

Faculty and Staff

Tad Sare Program Chair, Animation
Animation

Kofi Sarfo Adjunct Professor, Animation
Animation

Take the First Step Towards an Animation Career

Benefit from our rigorous academics, hands-on studio work, and meaningful mentorship from our faculty of practicing, professional artists and designers.

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Student creating a stop motion animation with clay