Computer Animation BFA Degree



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Computer Animation 
Create the illusion of life in this world-renowned BFA program.

In the Ringling College Computer Animation program, students do it all. In our world-renowned animation program, you will learn to create characters and tell their stories, as well as design, paint, model, texture, animate, light, composite, and edit original films. As a Computer Animation student, you will combine essential technical skills with conceptually original ideas that affect an audience emotionally, visually, and intellectually. 

This mix of talents is why we have been called the number one computer animation program in North America and why animation studios from all over the world look to us for the best and the brightest. Our graduates go on to win in film festivals and Student Academy Awards and become tomorrow’s top animated filmmakers.

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News from Computer Animation

 

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Congrats to Aviv Mano (Computer Animation, 2018) for winning a 2019 Student Academy Award for his senior thesis project, Game Changer!

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Computer Animation 2019/2020 Visiting Artists

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Hamilton Lewis

 

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Liron Topaz

 

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BJ Crawford

 

 

 


 

Awards & Accolades of the Computer Animation Program

 

ranked #1 in animation school college magazine

ranked best animation school in animation magazine

winner of 14 student academy awards

 

 

thirty-one siggraph electronic theater winners

ranked #1 animation school by 3d world magazine

 

 

 

Computer Animation Student Work


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Turning Passion Into Profession


 

Opportunities for Computer Animation students

 

The Collaboratory
We are proud to say that every Ringling student, regardless of major, is guaranteed the opportunity to gain professional work experience. Our Collaboratory Commitment pairs teams of Ringling students with local businesses to give students a taste of real-world projects, expectations, and deadlines. Facilitated by Collaboratory staff, students will meet with clients looking for creative, unconventional solutions to their branding and design challenges and execute the entire creative process of concepting, presenting, and building campaigns that meet their demands.

Internships
Work with our Career Services Center to prepare and guide you to finding an internship focused on your area of interest – we are here to help!  With networks around the region and the country, we help you gain exposure to professional best practices and practical application of your technical skills. We are constantly connecting with industry professionals to find new, exciting opportunities to put your skills to work and get a taste of real-world work demands.  See career opportunities on our career support page.

Critiques with Industry Giants
To further inform the work of our fourth year students, we bring in renowned, successful visiting artists to participate in milestone critiques. Coming from the top studios, brands, and businesses in the industry, our artists offer a relevant, real-world perspective to bring student thinking out of the classroom into the professional arena. This process provides our students with invaluable feedback from the best of the best in the field, which they can immediately apply to their current works in process. 

 


 

Check out our minors, learn more about our faculty or download the curriculum.

 


 

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