Unleash Your Creative Vision with a Degree in Digital Effects & Animation Technology

A degree in Digital Effects & Animation Technology is a remarkable choice for aspiring artists and tech enthusiasts alike, offering a dynamic blend of creativity and cutting-edge technology. In today’s digital age, where visual storytelling and immersive experiences are at the forefront of entertainment and communication, this degree equips individuals with the skills to bring their imaginative visions to life. Through rigorous coursework in 3D modeling, computer graphics, special effects, and animation, students gain proficiency in industry-standard software and techniques, preparing them for exciting careers in film, gaming, virtual reality, and more.

The Digital Effects and Animation program offers hands-on training with computer art and animation programs like Autodesk Maya and the Adobe Creative Suite.

You will learn the technical skills prized by employers, and you will acquire proficiency with:

  • Team production experience
  • Project-based assignments,
  • Portfolio preparation
  • Design and animation principals,
  • Recognition of best practices and industry standards.

Students can earn an Associate of Applied Science in Digital Effects & Animation in two years.


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Digital Effects & Animation Technology Associate Degree (A30130)
Digital Effects & Animation Technology Certificate (C30130)

Outlook for Employment

Graduates will qualify for employment as an entry level 2D/3D digital artist in film, television, games & advertising.

Game Artists
Motion Graphics Artists
Multimedia Artists
3D Animators & Modelers