B.A. in Animation

College of Arts & Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Animation program in Virginia is an on-campus degree for creators, innovators and collaborators. 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 through this exceptional animation degree program.

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.
  • Explore how to budget, create business plans, pitch concepts and market your animation capabilities.
  • Graduate with a professional "reel" to show to prospective employers.

Career Opportunities:

  • Game & Character Design
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Concept Artistry
  • 3D Modeling
  • 2D Traditional/Digital Cel Animation
  • Stop Motion Animation

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Delivery Format: On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: 120 +

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you're at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

College of Arts & Sciences Tuition Rates

Program Type

Tuition

Traditional/On-Campus

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Less than 12 credit hours

Sessions E and F, 2017

  • $7,950 (over 18 credits hours add $530/credit hour)
  • $530/credit hour

From Session A, 2017

  • $8,325 (over 18 credits hours add $555/credit hour)
  • $555/credit hour

Evening/Online (8-week classes)

$395/credit hour

Professional Development/Non-degree

$250/credit hour

Early College

$155/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee(On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

 

$50

One-time fee, non-refundable

Enrollment DepositOn-Campus Students

Enrollment DepositEvening/Online Students

$150


$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

Technology Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)

$300/Term

Supports information technology

Undergrad Support Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)

$19/Term

Contributes to undergraduate academic and administrative operations

Undergraduate Student Activity Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$100/Term, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to undergraduate student activity operations

Health Center Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$45/Semester, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to health center for students living on campus

Parking Fee (On-Campus and Early College Students)

$100/Term

Applies to students desiring to park their vehicles on campus

New Student Programming Fee

$75

One-time fee applied to all incoming students

 

Optional Fees

 

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session, in the event of late tuition payment

Late Registration

$100/Session

Incurred per session, in the event of late registration

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

Show the list of all course fees.

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.

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