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What will I learn?

The BA in Animation will prepare graduates to secure positions as animators and multimedia artists in the moving image production industry.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

1. Apply knowledge of artistic principles, conventions, methods, and practices through the creation and production of animated works of art;

2. Utilize the core concepts, capabilities, and tools of animation technology;

3. Apply critical and creative thinking skills in a variety of contexts;

4. Identify ways in which animation can be utilized in both creative and practical contexts;

5. Assure high quality production values in the work that they create; and

6. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, produce projects individually and collaboratively, engage fully in the entire production process, from concept to distribution.

The BA in Animation is a 120-credit degree that includes 45 credits of university requirements, 18 credits of general electives and 57 credits in Animation and Filmmaking.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is granted to students who have earned a GPA of 3.500 or greater in the major and the academic department's recommendation.

Which department am I in?

Peck School of the Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$21,474.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2023

Start date

23 January 2023


Peck School of the Arts

2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.,



53211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school graduation (or the equivalent) is required for admission.

For international students

Students who are graduating high school seniors or high school graduates (or equivalent) who haven’t previously attended a college or university.

TOEFL IBT: 79 or higher

TOEFL PBT: 548 or higher

IELTS/IELTS Indicator: 6.5 or higher

Duolingo: 120 or higher

PTEA: 56 or higher

IB: 5 in HL English

British A-level: C or Better

Fall (September) Semester Applications: March 1

Spring (January) Semester Applications: August 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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