B.A. in Animation

The Bachelor of Arts in Animation, offered on campus in Virginia Beach, equips creators, innovators and collaborators in the craft of visual storytelling. As one of the most technologically advanced communication facilities on the East Coast, you'll have access to cutting-edge computer animation software and design studios as you earn your animation major. Presented from a Christian worldview, you'll gain an exceptional bachelor of arts degree and professional portfolio (i.e., reel) to show to potential employers.

  • Learn about conceptualization, modeling and construction, texturing, animation, digital cinematography and postproduction.
  • Progress in compositing and sound, animation writing, storyboard creation and advanced 3-D computer-generated techniques for creating digital special effects.
  • Explore how to budget, create business plans, pitch concepts and market your animation capabilities.

Career Opportunities:

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

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



  • 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/Nondegree

$250/credit hour

Early College

$155/credit hour


Student Fees




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



One-time fee, nonrefundable

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)



Fee is deducted from tuition costs

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


One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

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


Supports information technology

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


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)


Applies to students desiring to park their vehicles on campus

New Student Programming Fee


One-time fee applied to all incoming students


Optional Fees


Late Payment


Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Late Registration


Incurred per session in the event of late registration

Course Fees

$70-200 per course

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

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Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

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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