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If you're looking for one of the best animation degrees in the nation, look no further than Edinboro University. Our Animation program is consistently ranked among the best in the country by Animation Career Review.

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A Long History of Art Excellence.

At Edinboro, we pride ourselves on our 100-year history of instruction in the visual arts and art education.
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Join a Dynamic Community of Artists.

As a student, you'll thrive in the exciting, artistic environment of Edinboro University. 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.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

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.

 

 

 

How Edinboro Supports You.

As a student, you will enjoy unique opportunities, such as:

  • State-of-the-art facilities and academic opportunities including 3D software Maya (Industry Standard Software) and 2D Cintiq Lab.
  • Internships with local, regional and national production studios provide real-world experience and employment opportunities.
  • On-campus visits from alumni and professional animators, directors and storyboard artists give insight into what it's like to work in the field.
  • Animation Club lets you socialize with like-minded students.
  • Travel to animation conferences and festivals in Toronto, Ottawa, New York City and Los Angelos where you can tour high-profile studios such as Disney, DreamWorks, Sony, Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, Universal and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Your Future

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

Questions About This Program?

Mike Genz
Concentration Head
G3E Doucette Hall
Email: mgenz@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814-732-1151

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