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

Become an innovative artist and leader in the animation industry, from creative and commercial computer animation to special effects.

The School of Architecture & Design is no longer accepting applications for this degree program.

What You’ll Learn

In the Digital Art & Design, M.F.A. – Animation concentration, you’ll develop a competitive portfolio of innovative computer animation, readying you for a career as a leader on both the business and creative side of the industry.

You’ll have opportunities to hone your personal style through courses in character, storytelling, and storyboard development; digital compositing; and special effects experimentation.

Career Options

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

Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.



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New York Tech is ranked among the top 50 regional universities in the North.

How You’ll Succeed

At New York Tech, you’ll work on projects that suit your personal style and goals. From creating a suite of animated shorts to developing work ready for exhibition in galleries, you’ll graduate with the experience to kickstart your career in the animation industry.

The founders of Pixar got their start here in the 1970s. Build your own legacy at New York Tech.

USNWR Best Colleges/Regional

Top-Tier Ranking

New York Tech is ranked among the top 50 regional universities in the North.

Do. Make. Innovate.

Animation and Film Festival

New York, NY | May 20, 2022 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

This year’s festival will feature screenings of animations, motion graphic pieces, films, and documentary shorts created by students in our Digital Art and Design and Communication Arts programs. Submissions are judged by industry guests from the animation and film industry with cash prizes awarded to the winners.

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Student Profile: Charon Hu

Long Island, NY | May 16, 2022

When Charon Hu graduates from New York Tech’s Long Island campus this May, he will make England his next stop on his path to expand his architectural knowledge into areas and issues he became aware of during his undergraduate education.

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