Bachelor of Media Arts in Animation
The Bachelor of Media Arts, Animation program develops you to become a creative citizen of the visual arts and culture community through conceptual, critical, cultural, practice-oriented, and career-focused education.
The Bachelor of Media Arts, Animation Major aims to:
- equip you with critical, theoretical, research, and studio practices to become engaged citizens through the art of animation;
- impart advanced knowledge within the field of animation as related to media arts culture and practice;
- foster your conceptual and technical knowledge through a studio-based education reflecting the diversity and complexity of animation;
- prepare you with a contextual understanding of animation as an art and a skill within the creative and commercial sectors so you may enter these competitive knowledge-based economies;
- foster a dynamic animation and media arts culture and community within Vancouver, British Columbia, and Canada, as well as globally.
experimental animation, preproduction, storyboards, character designs, concept art, layout, 2D and 3D character animation, 3D modeling and texturing, Motion graphics Visual effects, interdisciplinary practice, visual literacy, studio culture, foundation studies, real world context, sustainable practices, community engagement, minors, concept + ideation, media arts research + methods
All our majors commence upon completion of our Foundation Year requirements.
The 2D + Experimental Animation Major embraces diverse animation media and crafting practices. Students develop as creative animation designers and critical thinkers. Forms of narrative storytelling are explored through the art of classical animation, using both traditional and digital drawing methods. Experimental animation includes media such as stop-motion puppets, cut-outs, paint-on-glass and motion graphics. Critical analysis and comprehension of animation arts involves writing, history, and media studies.
Animation students engage with an in-depth study of animation principles, design, character development, story and production techniques that expose them to every aspect of animation production. Students create two major film projects in both 3rd and 4th years, both of which come from their own directorial vision and efforts. These rigorous projects reflect an animator and artist that is developing robust comprehension and flexible skill sets for the complete animation production process. This model of education experience is unique in Canada, and prepares individuals for employment in various animation, visual effects, and cultural industries.