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Department of
Digital Art & Animation

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Calling all storytellers

You could become the next Pixar star.

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Calling all visual effects enthusiasts, animation aficionados, and concept art wizards! Get ready to dive into the exciting world of Digital Arts & Animation in an exciting, and highly collaborative learning space.

Experience the full animation and VFX pipeline in our program. From 2D/3D animations to captivating concept art for games and films, you’ll master sought-after skills with industry-designed courses. Unleash your creativity, bring characters to life, and kickstart your career in digital arts and animation.

Focus Areas

3D Modeling

Sculpt your way into the world of 3D magic! In our 3D Modeling focus, we’ve designed the ultimate training experience for Digital Arts & Animation students. With access to industry tools and industry instructors, you’ll master professional workflows and create your very own 3D models. From films to video games and beyond, get ready to bring your favorite characters to life in breathtaking 3D!

3D Animation

Lights, camera, action! Kickstart your animation career with our 3D Animation focus. Skilled industry mentors will guide you through the fundamentals of animation, from mastering movement to character rigging and beyond. Discover the tools to tell your stories in the most dynamic and jaw-dropping ways. The next thing you know, you could be designing amazing creatures for industry features.

Entertainment Design

Prepare to be the master world builder! In our Entertainment Design focus, industry professionals will help you unlock the secrets of bringing stories, characters, and landscapes to life. Your creative arsenal will be drawing, rendering, model building, sculpting, and 3D tools. Whether it's animation, video games, or environmental design, unleash your imagination and embark on a career filled with endless possibilities!

Technical Art

Go from fantasizing to digitizing as you combine your passion for art and programming in our Technical Art focus. As the digital entertainment industry becomes more complex, bridging the gap between art and technology is crucial. Become an essential Technical Artist, integrating art assets seamlessly while staying within technical limits. This is where creativity and technology help you become a make-believer achiever.

Lights, Camera, Alumni in Action

USV alumni have gone on to work at some of the most prestigious studios in the animation industry.

Student Work

Create Projects
for the Pros

Potential Career Options

Your Experience Just Got Real

Bachelor of Arts in Digital Art & Animation

  • 3D Generalist
  • 3D Modeler
  • Character Designer
  • Compositor
  • Concept Artist
  • Lighting Artist
  • Look Development Artist
  • Pre-visualization Artist
  • Quality Assurance Artist
  • Rigger
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Technical Director
  • Texture Artist
  • VFX Artist
  • 3D Animator
Ready to go from ideation to animation?

Learn more about getting a career in Digital Art & Animation

Your story is waiting to be told.

Learn from the Best

Real World Learning.
For Reels.

Project X is a one-of-a-kind project-based learning capstone course that incorporates every component of animation film production for the big and small screen. Students collaborate with different departments to bring a story to life in an industry-standard production pipeline setting.