Get a solid background in all forms of animation and leave this program a strong, versatile animator.


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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Animation

MCAD's commitment to cutting-edge technology makes us a hotspot for 3D animation (think Pixar and video games).

We also cover stop motion (e.g. claymation) and are one of only a few schools that teach students hand-drawn 2D techniques.

Animation is a major offered in the four-year BFA degree program. Our BFA curriculum is rooted by Core Four—foundation courses that enhance students' professional development.


Course Descriptions

Required Courses 42
Total Credits 120


On-site internships at organizations such as media companies and animation studios—both local and international—allow students to learn about the industry, enhance their skills, network, and build their portfolios. Previous students have interned at the following organizations, among many others:

Children's Theatre CompanyFOX News, Red Eye VideosGasket StudiosMAKENickelodeon, New York ▪ Pixel Farm PUNYRed BalloonSyfy Channel, New York ▪ Titmouse Animation, California