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Animation Department

Through exposure to a variety of techniques and viewpoints, students gain the ability to work creatively beyond the conventions of mainstream animation.

Degree Programs

Animation BFA

The animation program exposes students to a wide range of experimental and conventional techniques. These include documentary animation, character animation, stop motion, experimental video, digitally generated animation, and other emerging technologies. Regardless of their preferred technique, students learn to adopt strong problem-solving strategies.

Additional Features

Squealing Pegs: Each year, a curated cross-section of recent animated short films by animation students is screened at MassArt. The collection ranges from vibrant to visceral -- with a dash of humor thrown in.

Animation Senior Showcase: A screening of innovative animated shorts by graduating seniors at the end of the spring semester.

Visiting Artists and Lectures: Attend exclusive events with industry professionals like Pixar artist Bryn Imagire, who led a special behind-the-scenes presentation and Q&A with the animation department in Fall 2015.