• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Graduates of this program will be able to:1. Apply knowledge of artistic principles, conventions, methods, and practices through the creation and production of animated works of art;2. Utilize the core concepts, capabilities, and tools of animation technology;3. Apply critical and creative thinking skills in a variety of contexts;4. Identify ways in which animation can be utilized in both creative and practical contexts;5. Assure high quality production values in the work that they create; and6. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, produce projects individually and collaboratively, engage fully in the entire production process, from concept to distribution. The BA in Animation totals 120 credits, with 57 academic credits in the program - 45 required credits and 12 elective credits. This degree is administered through the Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres in the Peck School of the Arts. Applicants entering the program with an AAS degree from the Animation Department in the School of Media and Creative Arts at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) may be granted admission at the third-year level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film and Experience: The Filmmaker and the Viewer
  • Listening and Recording
  • Filmmaking Technologies and Techniques
  • Sound and Image
  • Introduction to Experimental Media Arts
  • Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
  • Concept Development for Film Practice
  • Animation I
  • Media Arts Module: (Stop-Motion Animation)
  • Media Arts Module: (Experimental Animation)
  • Intermediate Media Arts Module: (The Business of Animation)
  • Advanced Media Arts Module
  • Senior Project I
  • Senior Project II

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Tuition Fee

  • International

    20844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9565 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9565 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Milwaukee

  • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
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