B.A. in Animation

Delivery Format: On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: 120 +

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

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.

Take Your Career to the Next Level

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

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 2018-19 Tuition Rates

Program Type


On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours


  • $8,490 (block rate)
  • $595/credit hour
  • $566/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.


  • $395/credit hour
  • $425/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/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

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee (Online Students)



Contributes to university academic and administrative operations


Optional Fees


Late Payment


Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

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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