Animation

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Overview

When you study 2D or 3D animation, you’ll be prepared for a career that brings stories to life in games, cartoons, movies and more. From drawing basics and storyboarding to special effects and character design, you’ll grow the skills needed to succeed in any creative role.

Please review the recommended sequence of courses for the animation programs:

Animation 2D

Animation 3D

What you’ll study:


Drawing, editing, the history of animation, computer imaging, video.

What you can do:


Become an animator, a video game designer or a visual effects artist.




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A general animator: Median pay $65,300 per year. General animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, cartoons and other forms of media.

A character animator: Median pay $70,000 per year. Character animators create then manipulate animated characters to interact in digital environments by using computer software. They also draw storyboards, create models and design environments.

A video game designer: Median pay $58,438 per year. Video game designers create concepts and storylines for video games, creating coding and animation, and coding for computers, gaming systems and smartphones.

A visual effects artist: Median pay $78,471 per year. Visual effects artists create in-game effects or post-production effects for movies, games, TV shows and commercials.

An art director: Median pay $89,820 per year. Art directors create the overall design of a project and direct others who develop artwork and layouts.

(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)

Animation student

Contact Information

Lynne Oddo

Lynne Oddo

Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1505
Office: Center for Technology + Creativity, Room 106
Email
“An important part of college is community, and it seems that each Bloomfield class is composed of great community-builders. Collaboration is important in the creative arts and media, and Bloomfield students are generous collaborators.”

– Peter Gordon, Bloomfield CAT faculty
“Technology does not quell creativity; in fact, there’s a great deal of evidence that suggests that technology enhances creativity. Certainly, we are expected to be more creative in our working lives than a generation ago.”

– Greg Satell, writer
“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.”

– Walt Disney
“Animation isn’t the illusion of life. It is life.”

– Chuck Jones, animator

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