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Digital Art & Design - Animation, M.F.A.

The business and the creative capabilities of animation have expanded beyond all imagining since the founders of Pixar first got their start at NYIT in the 1970s.

In our Digital Art & Design - Animation M.F.A. program, you’ll take courses that emphasize creative thinking; character, storytelling, and storyboard development; digital compositing; and special effects experimentation. In the program, you’ll develop a competitive portfolio of innovative computer animation that reflects your personal style. For example:

  • Those who wish to pursue a career in commercial computer animation create a suite of animated shorts geared toward a commercial audience, with strong characters and well-defined stories.
  • Those who prefer to forge a self-directed career in creative animation create a portfolio of work that is self-expressive and ready to be exhibited in galleries or presented at festivals.
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Digital Art and Design Facilities

Express your creative work and showcase your talents with our advanced design studios, 3-D computer graphics labs, and digital sculpture tools.

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What We Do

Fuse Your Art with Technology

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Student Work Highlights

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Students express their creative work and showcase their talents using NYIT’s advanced design studios, 3-D computer graphics labs, and digital sculpture tools.

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Career Options

An NYIT degree is your passport to an exciting future in an in-demand field. Possible career opportunities for graduates with this degree include:

  • Animation Artist
  • Creative Director
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Multimedia Producer

Tuition, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

We believe it's important to offer access to opportunity to all qualified students. NYIT has one of the lowest private tuitions in New York State and provides more than $40 million in institutional financial aid each year.

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