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Minneapolis College of Art and Design

48 months
41344 USD/year
41344 USD/year
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The B.F.A. in Animation at Minneapolis College of Art and Design provides you with a broad historical perspective that fosters an appreciation of animation’s adaptability as an applied and fine art.


The Animation program offered by Minneapolis College of Art and Design equips graduates to move into the world beyond with visual communication skills as well as up-to-date technical proficiencies.In this major you are exposed to animation techniques using illustrated, stop-motion, and computer-generated approaches. You develop a personal style through rigorous foundation studies after which you are encouraged to collaborate and expand your individual work.

Graduates with B.F.A. in Animation from Minneapolis College of Art and Design will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of animation through written critical evaluation of animated films and be able to analyze work in a historical context.
  • Create work in a variety of animation techniques including hand-drawn, 3D, stop-motion, and experimental methods.
  • Implement the use of storyboarding, animatics, and essential pre-production techniques to develop a narrative concept.
  • Constructively evaluate, interpret, and critique your own work and the work of others.
  • Exhibit knowledge of professional workflow, expectation, and market.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Rigging/Rendering
  • Storyboard 
  • Drawing for Animators
  • Character Design
  • 2D Digital Animation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Portfolio (optional for BS applicants)
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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    41344 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 41344 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    41344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41344 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
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