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Columbia College Chicago


Degree Requirements: Traditional Animation

Degree Requirements: Computer Animation

As an integral part of Cinema Art + Science, the Animation Program encourages and inspires students to become informed filmmakers who choose the medium of animation as their form of expression. Our curriculum offers the experience of animation through hands-on access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

Along with mirroring professional production practices, students are urged to explore multiple approaches to the art form, remaining open to the possibilities of this powerful medium. Whether enrolled in Traditional or Computer Concentrations, students learn the art of timing, movement, and storytelling by taking a series of classes that teach both the skill and origin of the animation process.

All seniors participate in Animation Production Studio, our capstone experience which runs for two consecutive semesters. Students produce an animated short, from conception through post-production, culminating in a presentation and festival screening.