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Animation Technology

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Our highly acclaimed animation technology program gives you the fundamentals of strategic design and craftsmanship combined with the technical skills necessary to be successful in this highly competitive field.

The bachelor of science degree in animation technology (BSAT) prepares you to be a practitioner and manager of a wide variety of computer graphics-related jobs. It is designed for those who have completed an associated of applied science (AAS), or an associated of applied technology (AAT) in computer graphic technology, or 45 hours toward the degree, or those who have the permission of the dean of the college. 

Earning a BSAT degree provides you with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to enter the fast-paced and rewarding career field of digital design. Special effect artists and animators create two- and three-dimensional models, images that appear to move, and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media. Potential employment industries include:
  • Advertising
  • Computer System Design
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Motion Picture and Video
  • Public Relations
  • Video Game Design
According to the Bureau of Labor Statics, the annual median wage in 2020 ranged from $41,950 - $77,700. 

Format

On Campus

Credit Hours

120

 

Related Degree

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Graphic Technology
This two-year degree delivers an experience with a range of computer-aided design (CAD) software packages and includes concentration options in Architectural, Mechanical, and Digital Design as well as a General option. 

 

Technical Certificates

Architectural
This two-semester program (31-hours) expands upon the Certificate of Proficiency and delivers more advanced architectural coursework. All hours earned with this credential transfer fully into UAFS’s A.A.S. program and leave you just 29-credit hours away from an associate degree.  

Digital Design
This two-semester program (30-hours) expands upon the Certificate of Proficiency and delivers more advanced design coursework including Photoshop and digital design and layout. All hours earned with this credential transfer fully into UAFS’s A.A.S. program and leave you just 30-credit hours away from an associate degree.

General
This two-semester program (30-hours) expands upon the Certificate of Proficiency and delivers more advanced coursework including technical visual communications and CAD Level II. All hours earned with this credential transfer fully into UAFS’s A.A.S. program and leave you just 30-credit hours away from an associate degree.

Mechanical
This two-semester program (31-hours) expands upon the Certificate of Proficiency and delivers more advanced mechanical coursework including machine drawing and engineering graphics. All hours earned with this credential transfer fully into UAFS’s A.A.S. program and leave you just 29-credit hours away from an associate degree.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Produce a professional portfolio suitable for seeking and applying for a position in their chosen field.
  • Develop necessary skills to create technical and animated graphics in multiple formats.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work creatively in a team or collaboration.
  • Recreate reality in a digital environment through an understanding of color, lighting, physics, and attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to work and be producing using a range of technology.

 

ATMAE Accreditation

ATMAE Accreditation LogoThe Bachelor of Science in animation technology program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). 

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