If you're looking for one of the best animation degrees in the nation, look no further than PennWest Edinboro. Our Animation program is consistently ranked among the best in the country by Animation Career Review.
As a student, you'll thrive in the exciting, artistic environment of PennWest Edinboro.
Our Art Department has the widest array of studio offerings within the Pennsylvania
State System of Higher Education and is a program of distinction at Edinboro.
At Edinboro, we pride ourselves on our 100-year history of instruction in the visual arts and art education. In addition, our Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), which sets national standards for excellence in the field.
As a student, you'll have access to everything you need to pursue a rewarding career in the field of animation. Start with basic concepts such as the twelve principles of animation and progress into advanced production concepts that will have you producing and directing your own animated short films.
Using updated tools and industry standard software, you will gain the knowledge and experience necessary to find gainful employment producing art for movies, television programs, commercials, video games, mobile apps, software, industrial videos and many other forms of media.
Expert faculty with professional production experience will introduce you to state-of-the-art technology and guide you as you gain hands-on experience in and out of the classroom.
You'll graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Animation and be ready to join other successful alumni working in this exciting, highly competitive field.
As a student, you will enjoy unique opportunities, such as:
When you roll the credits, you'll see Edinboro alumni. Our graduates are working at small, independent firms like Animal as well as large, high-profile studios like Disney, Pixar, Blizzard and Nickelodeon. They are modelers and character designers, animation generalists and visual effect specialists, directors and editors. In short, they find success in every facet of the animation industry.
Here are just a few of our alumni success stories:
- Milo Neuman (BFA '15) - Storyboard Artist, Dreamworks
- Jordan Koch (BFA '12) - Director, Nickelodeon
- Megan Prazenica (BFA '08) - Animator, South Park Studios
- Dave Filoni (BFA ’96)- Director, Star Wars- The Clone Wars, The Mandalorian
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Take charge of your experience. Ask questions, meet our students and professors, and see the campus yourself.