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Bachelor of Arts in Animation Degree

On-Campus Degree Overview

Do you come alive with a game console in your hand – and at the thought of becoming an animator, illustrator or digital arts professional? Regent University’s animation degree program in Virginia is for creators, innovators and collaborators. Learn the art of animation at our Christian university in Virginia Beach. As one of the most technologically advanced communication facilities on the East Coast, we offer cutting-edge computer, animation software and design studios under award-winning, industry experts. You’ll gain an education in art, design and technology — all supported by a Christian foundation.

Career Opportunities

  • Game Designer
  • Animator
  • Illustrator
  • Character Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Concept Artist
  • 3D Modeler
  • 2-D traditional/digital Cel Animator
  • Stop Motion Animator

Program at a Glance

Curriculum: View course requirements.
Length: 120 credit hours (includes 49 general education, 57 animation and 14 electives)
Format: This degree is only offered on campus.
Results: Bachelor of Arts in Animation
Important Links: Apply Now | Tuition & Financial Aid | Department & Faculty
Contact: Dr. Micah Mattix, Department Chair, English and Communication Arts, phone: 757.352.4464; email:

Program Outcomes

  • Develop basic skills for animation: conceptualization, modeling and construction, texturing, animation, digital cinematography, and postproduction. 
  • Progress in compositing and sound, writing for animation, storyboard creation, and advanced 3D computer generated techniques for creating digital special effects.
  • Conduct independent research or projects and apply your skills through internships.
  • Explore how to budget, create business plans, pitch concepts and market your animation capabilities.
  • Graduate with a professional "reel" to show to prospective employers. 

All students are required to have a laptop that is powerful enough to run Autodesk's Maya and their own copies of required software. See hardware requirements  and necessary software.
Please Note: Some Theater, Animation, and Cinema Television classes may carry an additional fee of $70-200/course.

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