Master in Animation

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design

Program Description

Master in Animation

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design

The art of animation

2-D. 3-D. Stop-motion. Digital modeling. Rigging. Lighting. Look development. As an animation student at SCAD, you will master it all. We give you the opportunity to collaborate with and take electives in other majors, such as visual effects, motion media, interactive design and game development, sound design, film and television, and sequential art. The result? You graduate as a dynamic, multifaceted animator, extremely marketable and ready to take the industry by storm.

M.A. in Animation

Available at: - Savannah - eLearning

  • ANIM 501 Animation Context and History*
  • ANIM 504 Character Animation Basics*
  • ANIM 505 Animation Character Set-up*
  • VSFX 501 Digital 3-D Effects*
  • ANIM 705 Animation Aesthetics and Practice
  • ANIM 709 Computer-generated Modeling and Design
  • ANIM 713 Drawing in Motion
  • ANIM 714 3-D Cartoon Character Animation†
  • ANIM 715 Character Look Development†
  • ANIM 724 3-D Naturalistic Character Animation‡
  • ANIM 725 Environment Look Development‡
  • ANIM 737 Collaborative Project
  • ANIM 748 Animation M.A. Final Project
  • ARTH 702 Art Criticism
  • CLC 580 Collaboration§

— 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, THED or VSFX elective§

Total course of study: 45 hours*

M.F.A. in Animation

Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah - eLearning

  • ANIM 501 Animation Context and History*
  • ANIM 504 Character Animation Basics*
  • ANIM 505 Animation Character Set-up*
  • VSFX 501 Digital 3-D Effects*
  • ANIM 705 Animation Aesthetics and Practice
  • ANIM 709 Computer-generated Modeling and Design
  • ANIM 713 Drawing in Motion
  • ANIM 721 Storyboarding and Previsualization
  • ANIM 737 Collaborative Project
  • ANIM 753 Animation M.F.A. Thesis Exploration and Research
  • ANIM 775 Animation M.F.A. Thesis Visual Component Production
  • ANIM 779F Graduate Field Internship†
  • ANIM 779T Graduate Teaching Internship†
  • ANIM 790 Animation M.F.A. Thesis Completion
  • ARTH 702 Art Criticism
  • CLC 580 Collaboration‡
  • SFDM 719 Media Theory and Application

— 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, THED or VSFX elective‡ — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, THED or VSFX elective — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, THED or VSFX elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

Total course of study: 90 hours*

  • Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission. Intensive courses are only available at the Atlanta and Savannah locations.

† Choose one of these two courses.

‡ Choose one course.

Consult your faculty adviser in selecting elective courses.

Course numbers and titles are subject to change.

Careers in animation

Become a character designer. Become a 2-D or 3-D animator. Become a 3-D previz artist, a stop motion animator, or storyboard and concept artist. Today's animators are the storytellers who drive an entire industry, employing their unique artistic prowess in film, television and online media. Isn't it time you joined them?

Launch your career as a professional:

  • 2-D traditional/digital cel animator
  • 3-D animator
  • 3-D previz artist
  • Art director
  • Character designer
  • Digital modeler
  • Storyboard or concept artist
  • Stop motion animator
  • Texture/lighting technical director

And get recruited and hired by the best of the best:

  • Bento Box Entertainment
  • Digital Domain
  • Disney
  • Fisher-Price
  • Make Visual Studios
  • MovieStop
  • Ronin Film
  • Vicarious Visions
  • Zenimax Online Studios
This school offers programs in:
  • English
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