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.

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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