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Bachelor's of Fine Arts in New Media and Animation

Bachelor's of Fine Arts in New Media and Animation

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A Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in new media /animation is a professional degree that will prepare you to work as web site designer and animator. The first year of your program will give you a foundation of visual art skills such as life drawing, 3-dimensional design, color, composition, and some computer aided design. In the second year you will typically explore different types of imaging programs: Flash, Adobe After Effects, DreamWeaver, and 3-dimensional animation programs. After the first two years you choose a focus. The last two years of classes concentrate on that focus.

You will graduate with a focused and professional portfolio to get you a good job at a movie house, design firm or company. The BFA degree is awarded by a college or university after completion of a minimum number of academic units, with a specific number of units in the major focus.

A Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in new media /animation typically takes four years to complete as a full-time student. Part-time programs and online degrees allow for flexibility and can increase or decrease the amount of time it takes to complete the degree requirements.

A Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in new media /animation will increase your salary. An new media designer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree can make up to $15,000 more a year than a designer with an Associate’s degree. Plus, career opportunities open up for those with Bachelor’s degrees. Employers look for candidates with advanced experience and knowledge, which is what you will get with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in new media /animation.

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