48 months
46530 USD/year
46530 USD/year
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In the The University of the Arts’ Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Animation, you’ll be pushed past your comfort zone by participating in projects in which you’ll collaborate with musicians, dancers, actors and other artists. 


Students on the Animation program from The University of the Arts will explore the variety of techniques available to the current animator, hone traditional skills, learn how to tell engaging stories, create memorable characters and bring ideas to life that have never existed before. As an undergraduate student, you’ll get to make both a junior animated film and a senior animated thesis. The skills learned as an Animation major will help you adapt and create quality content as ideas become even more valuable to audiences than the techniques needed to present them.


Working closely with an accomplished faculty of professional filmmakers and animators whose work has aired on networks and channels such as Cartoon Network, HBO, Netflix and Nickelodeon you’ll take animation classes that are a mixture of hands-on instruction, lectures, screenings and critiques. You can also take advantage of internships and opportunities to study away. When you graduate, you’ll do so with the skills to confidently pursue a career in animation. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Image/Time
  • Puppet/Stop-Motion Animation
  • Drawing: Objects & Space
  • Principles of Animation
  • Art History Survey
  • Written Composition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A nonrefundable $60 application fee
  • Official high school transcripts 
  • Official transcripts from the high school(s) you have attended are required. They must be mailed directly by your school in a sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions, or sent through a secure electronic transcript delivery service. Transcripts sent as faxes or email attachments are not considered official. 
  • A writing sample
  • Your portfolio 
  • You can also submit SAT scores, a resume and/or letters of recommendation. None of these materials are required. 

Tuition Fee

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    46530 USD/year
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  • National

    46530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46530 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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