Art and Design in London
Program Director: Lauren Carr; 973-655-7281
The Bachelor of Fine Arts, or BFA, in Animation/Illustration is a pre-professional degree program that educates and trains the next generation of motion designers, illustrators, project directors, and other industry professionals.
Whether in movies, cartoons, video games, Internet sites, titling, advertising, book and editorial illustration, special effects, motion graphics, LED billboards, or advertising displays, animators and illustrators tell stories with drawn pictures, movement, and sound. Successful animator/illustrators possess sophisticated illustration and observational skills and a solid understanding of the dynamics of form, gesture, and movement.
This highly creative field offers widespread professional opportunities for College of the Arts graduates.
As an animation/illustration major, you will take courses in both traditional and digital drawing techniques that provide a foundation for advanced animation coursework. The multidisciplinary curriculum includes:
Initial project assignments include:
Advanced projects include:
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You will study with an outstanding full- and part-time faculty and renowned guest artists, art critics, and other visiting professionals, who will mentor you and foster your artistic growth and development while sharing insights into career opportunities.
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The Department of Art and Design occupies several on-campus buildings, which house fully equipped studios for all art areas, including Animation/Illustration.
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Throughout your course of study, you will develop illustrations using a variety of traditional and digital media and techniques, including inks, pencils, gouache, chalks, and the digital tablet. Animation works demonstrate proficiency in the wide range of techniques and software applications used in today’s motion-design field.
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Illustrators and animators find work in a number of settings, ranging from major film companies like Disney and Pixar to animation houses, advertising agencies and design studios to TV studios and gaming companies. Illustrators also work for book/magazine/newspaper publishing companies, as well as for publishers of comic books and graphic novels. Sample career titles include:
Animation – Artistic and Technical
Illustration – Artistic & Technical
While many illustrators and animators work as free-lancers, full-time opportunities are available to them as well. Please visit the links below for additional information:
To apply to the Art and Design Animation/Illustration BFA program, or to any of the Art and Design programs, please visit Animation/Illustration - Apply Now