Bachelor in Computer Animation

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Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Computer Animation program is designed to help you explore the world of 3D character animation and visual effects. Read more about Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Computer Animation program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Computer Animation program is offered both online and on campus. The program offers coursework in 3D modeling, character animation and rigging, storyboarding, animation production, and visual effects. Through the many projects completed during the program and with guidance from your instructors, you will also have the opportunity to generate your own portfolio.

What Are the Prerequisites?

In order to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Animation program at Full Sail University you should have artistic capabilities and experience in sketching, sculpting, and painting. Traditional art classes are recommended but not required. You should have earned a high school diploma, be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen, and be at least 18 years old.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Animation program is offered on campus and online; there are some variations in the curriculum, as the online program consists of 123 credits and the campus-based program consists of 140 credits. Online students may need special software or hardware to complete assigned projects. Both programs require 32 credits of general education coursework in addition to core courses. For the most up-to-date course information, speak with your Admissions Representative at 800.226.7625 for campus degrees, or 888.993.7338 for online degrees.

Computer Animation Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
CGA 221 2D Animation
CGA 121 3D Foundations
CGA 361 Animation Preproduction
CGA 461 Animation Production
CGA 251 Art Creation for Games
CGA 223 Character Animation I
CGA 235 Character Animation II
CGA 342 Character Design and Creation
CGA 433 Character Rigging I
CGA 435 Character Rigging II
CGA 241 Compositing Fundamentals
CGA 354 Compositing and Scene Finishing I
CGA 355 Compositing and Scene Finishing II
CGA 482 Demo Reel Creation
CGA 131 Fundamentals of Animation
CGA 101 Fundamentals of Art I
CGA 102 Fundamentals of Art II
DIG 1301 Model Creation
CGA 471 Portfolio Content Creation I
CGA 472 Portfolio Content Creation II
CGA 473 Portfolio Content Creation III
CGA 112 Methods of Design
CGA 352 Production Modeling
GRA 1161 Shading and Lighting

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Potential Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Animation program at Full Sail University is intended to help you prepare for a variety of positions in the computer animation industry. You could use the demo reel you will develop throughout the program to pursue positions in film, TV, and games. Possible careers related to the Bachelor's in Computer Animation include:

  • Character Animator
  • Technical Director
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Environment Modeler
  • Character Modeler
  • Texture Painter
  • Render Wrangler
  • Matte Painter

Advanced Degrees

Although Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Computer Animation program can help prepare you for positions in computer animation, you may choose to further develop your skills and career opportunities by earning a master's degree. Full Sail University offers two master's programs that are related to computer animation:

  • Master of Science in Game Design
  • Master of Fine Arts in Media Design