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Multimedia Design - Animation Option


Color in the future and set your career in motion.

What you'll earn

In this program, you can pursue a degree with an option to earn a 1-year certificate on the way.

Associate Degree

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.

2 years full-time
$18,374 Full program


  • 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!

Extend your degree

Specialize and extend your skills through additional certificates. Contact the admissions office or your advisor to learn more.

Multimedia Design

1-yr Certificate

With this certificate, you’ll be prepared for entry-level positions in the media industry, multimedia design, and production

Web Design

1-yr Certificate

This certificate will help you start your career in entry-level positions in web design and production, new media design, and more.

Not sure which is for you? Learn more about the types of degrees & certificates Lane has to offer

Check out our Animation Option program video!

Faculty Spotlights

Damian McDonald

Damian McDonald teaches how to put graphic design into motion.

Hannah Hamalian

Hannah Hamalian teaches courses that cover traditional 2D and stop motion animation.

Ready to learn more?

Admissions staff - Susie, Nikki, and Rosa Maria

Talk one-on-one with a recruiter to learn more about what Lane has to offer you.

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