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Get Set to Enter the Animation Industry

Experienced animators will tell you: animation requires both technical and visual expertise. You’ll get both from a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Visual Design with a specialization in Animation at BEAU.

When you earn a BFA in Animation from BEAU, you will gain a solid foundation in 2D and 3D animation design techniques, principles, and technologies. You’ll also learn to network with professionals and create compelling animations that could lead to an exciting career in the film, games, graphic design, and more.

What You’ll Learn

BEAU’s Animation specialization prepares you to:


How long does it take?

Graduate in as little as three years by taking 15 credits per quarter, year round.


How much can I make?

Mean salary for multimedia artists and animators.
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016


How long do classes last?

BEAU offers four start times each year so that you can get going on your degree right away.

BEAU Is No Ordinary Arts School



Instead of classrooms, you’ll get 24/7 access to creative spaces, specialty labs, and studios furnished with industry-standard equipment.



Animation careers are built on more than just concept art. That’s why BEAU teams up with the local art industry to offer real-world experience and internships. You’ll graduate with a portfolio that will impress any exec.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

BEAU helps make college more affordable for our students. We’ll help you explore scholarships, grants, loans, and tuition discounts. Liberal transfer credit policies let you build on prior education.


You’ll learn from industry-experienced instructors who bring their real-world knowledge to you. They’ve spent years building successful careers and will help you do the same.

Curriculum Designed for Animators

Game Animation Courses

Learn what it takes to breathe life and emotion into a 3D character. Work with a team to create an animated sequence for a game.

Dynamic Animation Courses

With the guidance of industry-experienced leaders, you’ll create stunning animations using professional software like ZBrush and Maya.

Career Possibilities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Visual Design in Animation program are prepared for careers as:

  • 3D modeler
  • Animator
  • Cartoonist
  • Character animator
  • Compositing artist
  • Concept artist
  • Digital painter
  • Effects animator
  • Film and video editor
  • Flash animator
  • Key animator
  • Storyboard artist
  • Texture artist
  • Video game designer
  • Visual development artist

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