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Animation, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1133 (BCR) Muncie, IN, United States
Ball State's bachelor's degree in visual arts/animation provides a comprehensive digital animation experience that explores 3-D animation, stop-motion, and traditional 2-D animation.
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Overview

What You Will Learn as a Visual Arts/Animation Major

You’ll study character design, storyboarding, traditional animation, and a wide range of other topics.

In our 3-D classes, you’ll get into modeling, texturing, lighting, character animation, and visual effects.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to participate in hands-on, collaborative projects with students and faculty in other courses of study.

In every animation course, you will gain valuable experience with leading animation industry software. Toon Boom, Toon Boom Harmony, Maya, Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator are just a few of the programs you’ll learn before heading into the real world.

You’ll also prepare for your first job by learning professional skills, such as using fine art and design principles in creative problem-solving, learning and apply professional terminology, creating a demo reel or portfolio, and learning how to market yourself in relation to today’s jobs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to 3D Animation
  • Traditional Animation
  • Drawing for Animation
  • 3D Modeling and Rendering
  • 3D Animation
  • Animation Specialty
  • Character Design
  • Storyboarding
  • Pre-Production
  • Animation Production
  • Senior Project in Animation

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • We will consider both your academic performance and extracurricular activities when we review your application
  • A complete application requires an official high school transcript sent directly from your high school
  • If you choose to send in your test scores, we accept scores sent from your testing agency or on your official high school transcript (SAT and/or ACT scores)
  • Be a first-year undergraduate international applicant to a participating college or university
  • Attend (or have graduated from) a secondary school outside of the United States
  • Demonstrate interest and personal initiative in activities involving intercultural learning and exchange

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24462 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24462 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7890 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Muncie

  • 876 - 1420 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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