10 Masters Programs in Animation

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 fea… Read more

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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Universal Arts School
Los Angeles, USA +1 More

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 o ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English, Spanish
Campus
Online
 
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures – St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design
's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Our high-performance professional master is a one-year programme and is directed towards helping everyone realize their potential. This is achieved through a fully integrated ... +

Our high-performance professional master is a one-year programme and is directed towards helping everyone realize their potential. This is achieved through a fully integrated approach to the field of Animation, as well as expanding the areas of creative practice in an interdisciplinary way. We create a space of experience and encounter that encourages dialogue in relation to current formal, technical, thematic and theoretical concerns that are relevant today. We are committed to supporting ambitious and diverse study interests and approaches. -
MA
Full-time
English
01 Sep 2020
01 Aug 2020
Campus
 
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
 
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Bengaluru, India

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

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. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Jul 2020
Campus
 
EduPlanet
Hatfield, United Kingdom

The MA Animation degree allows you to develop your 2D, 3D or VFX Digital Animation skills and knowledge to a more advanced level. This award enables you to develop creative pr ... +

The MA Animation degree allows you to develop your 2D, 3D or VFX Digital Animation skills and knowledge to a more advanced level. This award enables you to develop creative practical skills in a range of digital processes that are used in Animation and related fields. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
23 Sep 2020
31 Mar 2020
Campus
 
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
01 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Mexico

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

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. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Campus
 
Escuela Superior De Diseño Barcelona BAU
Barcelona, Spain

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-moti ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
English, Spanish
Campus
 
LABASAD - Barcelona School of Arts & Design
Spain Online, Spain

El Master Online en Motion Graphics de LABASAD nace con la intención de ser el referente nacional en el sector de la docencia online en animación y motion graphics. Ofrecemos ... +

El Master Online en Motion Graphics de LABASAD nace con la intención de ser el referente nacional en el sector de la docencia online en animación y motion graphics. Ofrecemos una formación 360 totalmente actualizada en el que profundizamos en las principales disciplinas de este lenguaje visual tan demandado en el entorno laboral actual. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
Spanish
01 May 2020
01 May 2020
Online
 
GOBELINS - L'école de l'image
Paris, France

You wish to join the third year of the main Animation program of GOBELINS: you can either choose the French Track CONCEPTEUR REALISATEUR DE FILM D’ANIMATION or the English Tra ... +

You wish to join the third year of the main Animation program of GOBELINS: you can either choose the French Track CONCEPTEUR REALISATEUR DE FILM D’ANIMATION or the English Track CHARACTER ANIMATION AND ANIMATED FILMMAKING -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus