t is designed to provide a solid foundation in techniques and theory in one focused area of competence, as well as a broad understanding of related disciplines including arts, humanities, and technology. The program also offers extended experience in working in multidisciplinary teams on realistic problems. The program is administered through the School of Visual Arts and Design. It is recognized that there are many combinations of courses which meet the needs of individual students. Students choose from three specializations - Graphic Design, Character Animation, and Experimental Animation. Throughout the program, each student is encouraged to develop a unique creative vision. By graduation, student experience culminates in the completion of a thesis project.
The Character Animation specialization is designed to prepare students for careers as animators, modelers, riggers, or texture artists in the film or computer game industries. An art background is desirable, and students are required to take several art courses.