Animation Major

Animation at Emily Carr University of Art + Design is an open and flexible program that embraces diverse animation media. Students develop as creative animation designers and critical thinkers.

Courses within the animation program encompass 2D, 3D and interactive animation integrating a range of direct and digital approaches. Forms of narrative are explored through media studies, writing and drawing practices. The objective is to help students develop their abilities for a broad range of professional opportunities. Upon the completion of the Bachelor of Media Arts degree in Animation, students will have created a major individual or collaborative project that reflects their creative skills, personal vision, subject matter and aesthetic approach.

Within the animation program, students can select specialized courses to focus their studies according to their interests. Some examples of these areas of focus are:

  • Experimental animation
  • Preproduction: storyboards, character designs, concept art, layout
  • 2D and 3D character animation
  • 3D modeling and texturing
  • Motion graphics
  • Visual effects

Bachelor of Media Arts in Animation

The BMA degree in Animation is structured to provide students with the option to explore a broad range of choices, or to focus on specific production skills.  In the spring semester of 3rd year, students begin development on their senior animation projects, choosing to create their own individual work, or to work collaboratively on a team project. 

Find degree requirements for the Bachelor of Media Arts in Animation here.



Animation Facilities

The animation facilities include computer workstations that house a suite of 2D and 3D software, line testing and under-camera stations, a puppet studio, 16mm animation stands, full-service video studio, and sound recording and editing suites, providing fluid exchange of digital formats and creative possibilities. 

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