Madi Radtke talks about studying animation at MCAD.

Experiment with the many different roles of an animator, such as storyboarding, background animation, and character development. Explore timing, composition, sound, and compelling imagery to tell your unique story.

As an Animation Major You Will:

  • Explore illustrated, stop motion, and computer-generated approaches to animation
  • Develop your personal animation style
  • Gain foundational skills in a variety of creative media
  • Acquire the skills and knowledge for a professional career in animation

Tell Me More about Animation at MCAD


Student Work

Alumni Spotlight

Andrew Chesworth

Andrew Chesworth ’07

“MCAD is really great at insisting that you find your own voice. Instead of just turning you into a cog in the wheel of a larger machine, MCAD makes you into an artist and teaches you to embrace that.”

Faculty Spotlight

Tom Schroeder

Tom Schroeder, Professor

Tom Schroeder has been making hand-drawn animated films since 1990. His films have won over thirty festival awards, screening at Annecy, Rotterdam, Sundance, Ottawa, South by Southwest, and Edinburgh. He has directed commercials for Kashi, Samsung, and Hertz Car Rental and is currently represented as a director by Global Mechanic, Vancouver.