The Media Arts & Animation program begins with a foundation in drawing, color, character design and computer applications. Under the guidance of an industry-experienced faculty, you'll examine advanced 2-D and 3-D animation principles as well as story development, background design, scenic layout and special effects. You will work with program specific software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and Discreet's 3D Studio Max. At graduation, you will have an individualized digital portfolio to showcase your creative skills in traditional and digital 2-D and 3-D techniques and abilities. Entry-level opportunities exist for Media Art & Animation graduates in: Computer Generated Lighting, Compositing and Rendering, Storyboard Artists, Texture Artists, Computer Modelers, Computer-generated Special Effects Artists, Broadcast Graphics Artists, Background Painters, Forensic Artists, Video Post-Production Artists and more.