Bring your ideas to life in a top-ranked animation program. Study various styles of animation from hand-drawn to 3D characters and environments. The skills you learn here will help start your career in animation, design, special effects, entertainment, movies, commercials, and more.
Preparing You For Success
As an animation major, hands-on experiences begin your first semester. Classes develop your storytelling and art skills, then you take that knowledge into the ever-changing world of content creation and creativity. Along the way, you’re mentored by faculty who have worked on films such as “Monsters vs. Aliens,” “Rise of the Guardians” and “Thor: Dark World.” You're also encouraged to add a minor, such as user experience design, computer science or entrepreneurship to open professional doors. Through these experiences, you’ll build a portfolio that will launch your career.
By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:
- An internship at places like Maui Jim, Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center, OneFire or the Boy Scouts of America
- Off-campus study in Ireland, the Netherlands or Los Angeles
- Opportunities to show your work, including an original short film, to the public at the annual FUSE exhibit
Making Your Mark
An animation degree is valuable for a career as a visual artist in a variety of fields. Recent Bradley graduates are working at Scientific Games, Float, Sony Pictures Imageworks, MGM, United Renderworks, Cutters Studios, ArtSkills, and Double Negative. Others are pursuing graduate degrees in animation, computer science and creative writing at top schools across the country.