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A master’s degree takes approximately 2-3 years to complete, depending on the student’s schedule. This is a two-year degree that is usually taken after a four-year bachelor’s program is finished. This degree is often a good choice for students who hope to have high-ranking careers in their field.

What is a Master in Animation? As digital media spreads, an increase in animated features has begun to trend throughout the world. Many advertisements, movies and television shows rely on animation in some way or another. Master’s courses are generally more intensive than bachelor’s courses, and may require creating a portfolio or writing a thesis prior to completion. Topics may include anything from animation history and art criticism to drawing in motion, 3-D cartoon character animation and environment development.

Finishing a master’s degree can help raise students’ communication skills, which is helpful when applying messages to their creations. In addition, students learn critical thinking skills and the ability to problem solve quickly, which can lead to success in a commonly fast-paced environment.

In this day and age, it can be difficult to predict how much a school may cost without doing the proper research. Students should understand that each school is priced differently due to varied factors, including how long they attend and where the school is located.

Since a master’s degree can prepare graduates to be experts on animation and can advance their careers, there are a number of employment opportunities with a Master in Animation. A person may become a storyboard artist, concept artist or character designer. These animators often come up with concepts that are used in movies and television shows. Production assistants are also often chosen from this pool.

An MA in Animation can be taken at a variety of local colleges. However, if students would rather not spend time going to campus or have a busy schedule, online classes may be available for animation. 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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8 Results in Animation

Bau Design College of Barcelona

The Master’s degree in Stop-Motion Animation is a unique kind of training, at a national and international level, the purpose of which is to prepare professionals in stop ... [+]

Master’s in Stop Motion Animation

The Master’s degree in Stop-Motion Animation is a unique kind of training, at a national and international level, the purpose of which is to prepare professionals in stop-motion animation in both its creative and its technical aspects.

The curriculum combines craftsmanship and technology and is at the same time exhaustive and eminently practical. By means of this syllabus we promote an overall and artistic perception of the management/production of projects together with the acquisition of a solid base consisting of the fundamentals of animation, combining the foregoing with the learning of the many techniques of stop-motion: plasticine, cut-out, pixelation, sand, paint-on-glass, animation with light, etc., and placing special emphasis on animation with articulated stick figures.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Animation and Visual Effects specialization at Srishti at the Masters level nurture creativity and personal expression accompanied by skills strategic to a growing creati ... [+]

The attributes of moving image are becoming difficult to define. The lines between live-action, animation, and computer-generated imagery are getting blurred. The course in Animation and Visual Effects encourages innovation in the field of manipulated moving image and finding one’s voice in either personal, artistic or industry environments

Animation and Visual Effects specialization at Srishti at the Masters level nurture creativity and personal expression accompanied by skills strategic to a growing creative industry. It provides a framework for practitioners from diverse fields to enter the world of animation and visual effects and expand its boundaries through their unique perspectives and experiences. This course encourages students to explore and develop personal styles, artistic visions, and voices through their filmmaking practices. It also seeks to provide a broad understanding of animation filmmaking based on independent practice, the industry, and experimentation in the Indian context. Students can choose to work with diverse techniques (2D and/or 3D, traditional, experimental, stop-motion etc.) to develop their abilities as storytellers, visual artists, and directors. The curriculum includes fundamental inputs in animation techniques, film language, storytelling, image-making processes and skill enhancement. It also offers opportunities for experimentation, innovation, and creative collaborations.... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Estonian Academy of Arts

Estonian Academy of Arts is offering a 2-year Master of Animation programme to postgraduate students interested in animation directing and filmmaking. ... [+]

The Department of Animation was established at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2006 and since 2007 it has offered a two-year MA in Animation (taught in English). The Animation MA programme is taught by Professor Priit Pärn and Associate Professor Olga Pärn. The main goal of the programme is to successfully educate creators of animated films, providing them with theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The further aim is to contribute to the global development of animation as an art form.

The animation is a thriving medium and developing at a greater pace than ever before. It has become part of mass culture, as well as one of its principal forms. Animation can be seen in digital screen graphics, computer games, music videos, films, etc. The basis for any film – including animated film – is the story. The greatest problem in the film world is the lack of good stories. In most of the world’s animation schools, students are not taught the art of good story writing. This is something that sets our programme apart. We place an emphasis on the story and teach Professor Pärn’s unique methodology for creating film scripts.... [-]

Estonia Tallinn
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Seeway - Barcelona

2D animation is the traditional animation technique. We go a step further by taking it to the digital world thanks to the new tools and techniques that exist in the marke ... [+]

2D animation is the traditional animation technique. We go a step further by taking it to the digital world thanks to the new tools and techniques that exist in the market, which allow us to give more life and movements to our characters and 2D animation objects. Throughout the program you will be creating and giving life to your own designs in a digital environment, surprisingly, assuming and creating innovative concepts and styles through new digital techniques. You will be involved in a creative and 100% practical environment, getting involved from the first day in real projects. Having an active teaching staff in the labor market giving you the guidelines to obtain the best results, adapting them to the current needs of the same.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Spanish
Full-time
9 months
Campus
Seeway - Barcelona

Character animation is a profession that bases its secret on endowing life and soul with a priori inanimate elements. This ability is what generates a strong connection b ... [+]

Character animation is a profession that bases its secret on endowing life and soul with a priori inanimate elements. This ability is what generates a strong connection between the animated character and the public.

For this reason, we have developed a program in character animation that, beyond developing and perfecting your animation techniques, focuses on finding and enhancing your own style.

Throughout the program you will work with the most used computer tools in professional environments to animate figures and characters of higher quality.

You will be involved in an educational environment of first level, learning with great professionals in the animation sector and getting involved in 100% real projects.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Spanish
Part-time
9 months
Campus
Universal Arts School

Study animation like in a real production environment. The objective of this course is to teach you to work in the creative field to produce at a professional level any t ... [+]

Study animation like in a real production environment.

The objective of this course is to teach you to work in the creative field to produce at a professional level any type of work regarding character animation focused on the entertainment industry.

Who is it for?

It is aimed at both professionals in the field and people who want to build a career in the field of Animation and/or Production CGI. This training is for Graduates as well as non-graduates since it is a completely autonomous and empirical training in a new professional sector. With this training, the person obtains the professional category of Character Animator that can work in Film, Shorts, Advertising, Video Games, etc. There are no prerequisites, you start at level 0 and it is intended for all audiences.... [-]

USA Los Angeles Spain Valencia
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Online
University of Technology Sydney

The UTS Master of Animation and Visualisation has been developed in partnership with Animal Logic and is offered through the UTS Animal Logic Academy. The course develops ... [+]

The course provides challenges and opportunities that encourage exploration and skills-building across the spectrum of roles in digital production, animation, visual effects and emerging visualisation disciplines. Collaborative work practices guide the development of strong competencies in critical thinking, problem-solving, design thinking and effective communication in a production environment. Graduates are able to work productively and effectively in a professional workplace environment.

Graduates gain skills that can be applied across a range of roles, from animation and software development to data visualisation, data science and across emerging technologies. They are also able to innovate in traditional professions as well as drive the development of new industry sectors.... [-]

Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara

Prepare professionals in digital animation, capable of giving based and innovative problems graphic communication through planning solution, production and marketing of p ... [+]

Studying the Masters in Digital Animation UAG

Program Objective

Prepare professionals in digital animation, capable of giving based and innovative problems graphic communication through planning solution, production and marketing of products and services competitive animation at national and international level with high ethical and humanist sense.

Competitive advantages

It is the first graduate program in animation, in addition to developing the skills of generating three-dimensional models digitally, includes the dimensions of planning and marketing. It is an inclusive program, considering your profile entrance to Graphic Design related professions, such as Architecture, Industrial Design, Engineering, Interior Design and Communication, among others. This strategy aims to make animation, an integrated tool profile. Our teachers with academic degrees of Master and PhD, as well as being trained in teaching animation, practice their profession, so that guide students in their training and integration with the professional environment. The design of the curriculum can choose to study the level of specialty or completing studies until the Masters, achieving obtain title and professional certificate in both cases. The link with the CIPAE (Intelligence Center to Support Entrepreneurs) of the UAG, adviser in the incubation and development of animation companies according to the professional profile. ... [-]
Mexico Guadalajara
July 2020
Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Campus