Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Animation

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with a major in Digital Animation will prepare you for various animation and animation-related careers or graduate school by providing a thorough grounding in fundamental principles and techniques. This degree focuses on intensive work in digital animation supported by a program of general studies.

Digital animation includes all animation techniques that are designed exclusively with the use of computers. With digital animation, you can create both 2D (two-dimensional) and 3D (three-dimensional) animation. The five forms of animation are:

  • Traditional Animation
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • Stop Motion

Your initial animation degree coursework will include the basics of two and three-dimensional design, color theory, computer applications in art and concept, creativity, and studio practice.  Upper-level coursework includes electronic illustration, foundation animation, character development as well as other digital animation courses.

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Program Format: Face-to-Face, Online or Hybrid

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

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Digital Animation Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Excellent Location - KSU is close to Atlanta, where the art scene is exceptional. The program gives you a strong foundation in digital animation.

  • Hands-On - Students are immersed in studio practices with exceptional professors. We have students who have jobs with Cartoon Network and Turner Broadcasting and students being featured in art exhibits all over the city.  

  • Enriching Facilities - You’ll have access to exceptional facilities, including a design studio, software, and peripherals to create your animation.

What can you do with a Digital Animation degree?

There are numerous careers for graduates with a bachelor's in fine arts in digital animation.  Below are a few paths that you can pursue in your career:

  • 3D Art Modeler
  • Animator
  • Art Director
  • Flash Animator
  • VFX Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Stop Motion Animator
  • Film and Video Editor
  • Illustrator
  • Web Designer

Digital Animation Salary and Career Information

A career in Digital Animation offers various paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs achievable with a bachelor's of Fine Arts in Digital Animation from KSU’s College of the Arts in Georgia.


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