Art Major: Animation

Media Arts and Animation Concentration, Bachelor of Arts

Carlow University offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a concentration in media arts and animation requiring 63 credits that lead to a professional digital portfolio.

Become an in-demand, multimedia artist

Through this concentration, students learn the skills necessary to work in new media technologies which include traditional and digital animation, 3-D computer animation, digital storytelling and motion graphics.. Under the guidance of industry-experienced faculty, students master advanced 2-D animation and 3-D animation principles and achieve technical proficiency in a variety of animation software. 

Gain proficiency in the following animation software:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Toon Boom
  • ZBrush
  • Substance Painter
  • AutoDesk Maya and 3Ds Max

Before graduating, students compile and refine a digital portfolio. Instructors advise students individually to showcase each students’ unique style. With a professional digital portfolio, students are prepared for entry level employment within the media and animation field.


See the course catalog for more detailed course information.


Media Arts and Animation job opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which measures labor market activity in the U.S. economy, employment of multimedia artists and animators is projected to grow as demand increases for animation and visual effects in video games, movies and television.

Options for employment include:

  • Animation artist
  • Special effects artist
  • Video post-production artist
  • Broadcast or motion graphics designer
  • Computer or 3-D modeler


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With rolling admissions, students can apply throughout the year. Students are encouraged to complete the application by March 15 of their senior year due to small class sizes and competitive scholarships to assure maximum consideration for admission. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

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