The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program is designed to provide students with an important foundation in drawing skills, color theory, design concepts, audio/video techniques and basic computer applications. From this foundation, degree candidates can develop advanced skills in various aspects of computer graphics and animation. Students explore the various tools used in computer animation, including operating systems, 3-D modeling and animation software, 2-D animation techniques and desktop video production. These tools and concepts are designed to enhance our students? versatility and creativity, and enable them to produce a digital portfolio that demonstrates their practical and technical abilities to employers.
The Art Institute of San Antonio Media Arts & Animation program is designed to provide graduates with the relevant career skills needed to seek entry-level careers in the animation industry. The goal is accomplished through a focused curriculum based on program exit competencies. Faculty who possess industry experience and content expertise as well as appropriate resources support the curriculum.
Entry-Level Career Opportunities
Animation use is widespread in advertising, broadcast television, film and video production, virtual reality, rides and location-based entertainment, games, architectural, educational, corporate communication, medical, petrol-chemical and the legal and insurance industries. Graduates may seek entry-level careers in positions as modelers, storyboard artists, animation artists, 3-D illustrators, FX artists, broadcast graphic designers or other similar positions.