Our Multimedia Design: Animation Option degree will prepare you for entry level jobs in motion graphics, 3D animation, digital arts, and post-production effects. You’ll engage in all stages of animation production, in classes that are project based and which focus on hands-on learning that combines traditional studio arts with industry standard digital technology and practices.
- Design animations for games and film
- Learn 3d animation, motion graphics, post-process, and game engine software, including Maya, After Effects, Unity, and more
- Collaborate on animation and multimedia projects
- Learn storyboarding, character design and concept art
- Innovate and experiment with multimedia technology
- Learn industry standard workflows pipeline
Animation has a wide variety of specialties and careers, and is increasingly integrated into many design services such as Video Post-production, Graphic Design and Web Design. Your degree will allow you to start your career wherever you choose, whether that be in motion graphics, 3D animation, digital arts, post-production effects, and more.
You also don’t need to move to Hollywood to start your career! A recent skills analysis for animation projects job growth in Oregon projected a 13.9% increase in animation jobs over the next 10 years, with a median yearly wage of $58,300 for employees with an associate’s degree like this one.
As the number of low-cost internet access and prevalence of mobile devices and amount of streaming video has grown, so has the demand for people skilled in animation, VFX, and video game development. The animation, VFX, & game industry has become one of the fastest-growing segments in the global media and entertainment market!
Lane’s main campus is tucked into the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, providing a stunning landscape for your education. With incredible resources on campus like advising, tutoring services, the library, First Year Experience and so many more, you have the opportunity to make the most out of your degree. Lane also offers student housing at Titan Court in downtown Eugene, next to our Mary Spilde Center. Ready to learn more? Schedule a campus tour to explore our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.