Study the Art of Character Animation
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Start Your PathThe power of storytelling through character animation. Are you ready to bring your favorite characters to life?
Acting for Animators: Experiment with traditional acting to better animate your characters. This course teaches body mechanics and challenges students to bridge their acting abilities with the characters they animate.
Character Rigging: Explore advanced rigging techniques to enforce the importance of weighting methods and distort models organically. Students learn to integrate their rigs into a production pipeline.
Animation for Games: Build animation cycles for a game character and an environment prop. Students advance to integrating custom cycles into a game engine to visualize how their character moves in real time.
Grab Your Gear
Animators rely on high-performing gear and software to bring their creations to life. As an animation student, the TechKit® becomes your fully-armed battle station to design out-of-this-world VFX and animations for film, TV and video games. The Animation TechKit® includes your own MSI GE76 Raider laptop with Unreal Engine, Python, Autodesk Maya, Pixologic ZBrush and Nuke.* You will also receive the entire Adobe Creative Suite, as well as a Wacom 16 Cintiq, Stealth Trooper Backpack, Gaming Mouse and Headset.
Our industry-experienced instructors curated a selection of Animation textbooks to help you get inspired to create your future as an animator in entertainment.*
Animate Your Future
Our alumni are in the industry doing amazing things! Whether animating an iconic battle scene for a blockbuster or working on projects for companies like Blizzard and Dreamworks, they are building their place in the industry. From Oscar® nominations to indie game releases, everyone’s path to success is different. What will yours be?