What will I learn?

Learn to Bring Stories to Life with an Animation Degree

Animation is one of the most popular and effective mediums for telling stories in film, television, and multimedia in our world today. Azusa Pacific University's Bachelor of Arts in Animation and Visual Effects will prepare you to make a difference in a creative and growing industry. Learn to bring characters, creatures, and objects to life in stories you create in this animation degree program with classes covering animation’s many facets, and cultivate your narrative techniques with a comprehensive cinematic arts curriculum. Learn in a small classroom environment under caring faculty-mentors who work in animation and entertainment, and take advantage of strategic internships in the industry.

Career Options

What can you do with an animation and visual effects degree?

The following highlights a number of potential animation and visual effects careers:

  • Animation Director or Supervisor
  • Animator (stop motion, 2D drawn, or 2D or 3D computer animation)
  • CG Modeler
  • Compositor
  • Digital Painter
  • Director
  • Editing Assistant
  • Model Maker
  • Key Animator
  • Layout Artist (2D drawn, or 2D or 3D computer animation)
  • Lighting Technical Director or Lighter
  • Match Move Artist
  • Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Designer
  • Render Wrangler
  • Roto Artist
  • Storyboard Artist

Which department am I in?

College of Music and the Arts

Study options

Full Time (Complete the 120 total units)

Tuition fees
US$39,460.00 per year
This fee is for 12 - 18 units

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

Start date

Expected August 2020


Azusa Pacific University

901 E Alosta Avenue,



91702, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students currently enrolled in high school or who have earned fewer than 28 units of college credit following high school graduation.

International students should have obtained a TOEFL iBT sore 80 including scores of 22 in speaking, 22 in listening, 22 in reading, and 22 in writing and IELTS score 6.0.

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


About this uni

APU offers students a choice of over 100 study programs including undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as online classes to choose from.

  • Best University in the San Gabriel Valley
  • Based in California, the USA
  • Offers students a wide range of support services
  • Professors are experts in their respective fields