Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2D animation

Bachelor of Fine Arts in 3D animation


ANIMATE YOUR FUTURE. Animation is the art of bringing life to an otherwise lifeless form. It is the merger of technology, artistry, and storytelling at its finest. Throw in today’s advanced technology and you have virtually unlimited possibilities to create something special.

Program Highlights


2D and 3D Drawing

Character Design

Line of Action



On-campus BFA Degree Requirements

2D Animation BFA
3D Animation BFA

At RMCAD, our curriculum is focused on helping students develop a strong skill set that allows their unique, artistic voice to shine through. You’ll learn essential techniques and tools while you collaborate with talented artists from all walks of life—making every second of your education an exciting one! Are you ready to put your story in motion?

* RMCAD offers classes year-round in both on-campus and online delivery formats. At RMCAD, we believe that online learning is an important part of the overall college learning experience. To provide students multiple scheduling options, diverse learning modalities, and experience in the virtual environment, all on-campus students are required to take part in online education.

In the world of animation production, the most important tool you need is your imagination. Where RMCAD’s 2D Animation Program focuses on traditional drawing techniques, our 3D Animation classes allow your computer skills to take the main stage—with your stylus and high-res computer taking on the lead roles.

Students who graduate with RMCAD’s Animation Degree are blazing a trail in the industry and landing amazing career opportunities with groundbreaking companies like Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Pixar, Blue Sky Studios, Lola VFX, and Industrial Light & Magic. We’re here for you every step of the way with a network of the top companies and industry connections out there, waiting for talented artists just like you to join their team!

Potential animation career paths:

  • 3D Artist
  • Animator
  • 3D Modeler
  • Texture Artist
  • Lighting Artist
  • Story Artist

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As an Animation Program student, you’ll explore the field of animation production at every level. You’ll hone your skills as an animator with hands-on training that prepares you for the real world of professional animation production. We keep classes small so students can experience the kind of individual attention and support that allows them to blossom as artists.

The Animation Program is focused on helping students understand how to use the technical skills and techniques they’ve learned to create original animation and compelling narratives. You’ll not only graduate with an incredible portfolio, you’ll leave RMCAD with the ability to communicate through animation production.

Do you want to learn more than just the technical skills behind great animation? At RMCAD, you’ll learn to explore the kind of creative thinking that turns an original idea into something extraordinary! Get started today on your version of extraordinary with a Bachelor’s in Animation.


When you surround yourself with people who share your dreams and also inspire you, you are ten times more likely to reach your goals! RMCAD’s dedicated faculty has the experience and insight to guide you to the finish line.

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