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5 Master of Art Programs in Computer Animation

Students who earn a bachelor’s degree often go on to further their education. For many, the path takes them into the fine arts, humanities or social sciences. When an individual earns a postgraduate degree in one of these concentrations, it is called a Master of Arts. An M.A. degree may open better job opportunities or allow a student to go on to a doctoral program. What is an MA in Computer… Read more

Students who earn a bachelor’s degree often go on to further their education. For many, the path takes them into the fine arts, humanities or social sciences. When an individual earns a postgraduate degree in one of these concentrations, it is called a Master of Arts. An M.A. degree may open better job opportunities or allow a student to go on to a doctoral program.

What is an MA in Computer Animation? Earning a Master of Art in Computer Animation is only attainable after earning a bachelor's degree. Individuals who choose to study computer animation take several core courses. In addition to learning about the history of art and technology, they will also study theory and aesthetics and game design and hardware architectures. Other courses include 3-D modeling and advanced animation, artificial intelligence and character animation.

Individuals who earn a master's degree in computer animation often develop expertise and skills that are helpful in and out of their chosen career path. They may learn how to use some of the most popular software and tools available for web publishing, design and editing. Students often become better at life skills, such as communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.

The cost of obtaining a master’s degree in computer animation varies from country to country and from school to school. The length of the program and whether the student qualifies for any scholarships or grants also factor into the final cost.

Graduates of computer animation programs may find themselves in demand for a range of related jobs. Individuals might find work as a composing artist, flash animator, graphic designer or storyboard artist. Others may work as a render wrangler, 3D modeler or stop motion animator. Computer animators are needed in several types of industries. In addition to working in the entertainment or gaming industry, corporations may require computer animators to create advertising campaigns. Law enforcement might also use animators to re-create crime scenes on the computer.

Hopeful graduates can attend computer animation programs in colleges around the world or via the internet. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester , USA

Bring your stories to life as you explore the depths of the film industry.

Bring your stories to life as you explore the depths of the film industry. -
MA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Rome , Italy

You will be able to establish yourself as computer animation and Visual effects designer in the worlds of film, television, audio effects and web productions, training towards ... +

You will be able to establish yourself as computer animation and Visual effects designer in the worlds of film, television, audio effects and web productions, training towards gaining mastery of digital techniques and optimizing your manual skill, cultural awareness, and creative abilities. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
Italian
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
AAS College
Thessaloniki , Greece

MA Design that focuses in Animation allows practitioners in animation to explore opportunities that cross established boundaries or develop in-depth aspects of practice beyond ... +

MA Design that focuses in Animation allows practitioners in animation to explore opportunities that cross established boundaries or develop in-depth aspects of practice beyond usual levels. This postgraduate course aims to develop the student's personal philosophies on design with a view to developing a personal area of specialism. -
MA
Full-time
13 months
English
Campus
 

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Aalto University
Helsinki , Finland

Would you like to deepen your knowledge of animation, create visually engaging worlds and breathe life into characters? The Animation programme explores both the theory and pr ... +

Would you like to deepen your knowledge of animation, create visually engaging worlds and breathe life into characters? The Animation programme explores both the theory and practice of this most imaginative and joyous form of art. The demand for animated content has expanded rapidly and it is not anymore limited to one particular field in the entertainment industry. In this multidisciplinary programme, you will learn workflows and various applications from leading professionals in project-based teaching, according to your personal study plan. If you're open for new ways of learning, well rounded with great artistic skills, we're looking for you! The course supports progression to research at the doctoral level as well as to advanced self-directed practice. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London , United Kingdom

Be a game changer: Develop your understanding and expertise in different forms and genres of animation.

Be a game changer: Develop your understanding and expertise in different forms and genres of animation. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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