At SVA, you not only have a carefully designed palette of courses within animation, but also the resources the Fine Arts, Illustration and Computer Art departments of a college that has been in the forefront of the arts for decades.
Our animation program is not only the largest on the East Coast, but also the one most noted for developing animators with their own styles and strengths. Our instructors are experienced and respected experts, drawn from the ranks of New York’s vital animation industry. They will show you how it’s done, share their insight—and make sure you do it your own way. You will become a connoisseur of animation styles—from McCay to Miyazaki—while developing your own aesthetic.
Your experience builds to your thesis animation, which will debut at the Dusty Film and Animation Festival—before an audience of industry insiders as well as friends and family. Cartoon Brew has called the best of our thesis animation “jaw-droppingly spectacular.”
SVA animation students and graduates have won international awards and are the stars of nearly every major animation festival, including ASIFA. Our graduates work in well-known studios and companies, and have pioneered some of the most successful startups and companies of their own.
|AHD-1170||Animation: From McCay to Burton|
|AND-1020||Introduction to Animation I|
|AND-1025||Introduction to Animation II|
|AND-1140||Storytelling, Storyboarding and the Art of the Pitch I|
|AND-1145||Storytelling, Storyboarding and the Art of the Pitch II|
|AND-1230 / AND-1240||Digital Compositing|
|HCD-1020||Writing and Literature I|
|HCD-1025||Writing and Literature II|
|AND-2010||Animation Workshop I|
|AND-2015||Animation Workshop II|
|AND-3010||Advanced Animation Workshop I|
|AND-3015||Advanced Animation Workshop II|
|AND-3040||Life Drawing: Figure, Form and Function|
|AND-3050||Drawing Animals in Motion|
|AND-3120||Layout and Design|
|AND-3130||Sound Design for Animation|
|AND-4010||Career Strategies for Animation|
|AND-4940||Animation Thesis I|
|AND-4945||Animation Thesis II|