Pairing business, technology and creativity, our students come to the heart of Silicon Valley to deepen and grow their passions. The result? A skilled and dynamic community with a social life that is surprisingly robust.
Immersive, collaborative and designed to unlock your creativity—for over 130 years USV has been helping people turn their passion into their professions. Today, it’s your turn. Explore our program offerings to help you develop the skills you need for the job you’ll love.
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If your passion is for visual effects, 2D or 3D animation, or concept art for video games or blockbuster films, this is the Digital Arts & Animation degree program for you.
You can experience what it’s like being in the full animation and VFX pipeline in our Digital Art & Animation degree training program. Our Digital Arts & Animation courses have been designed with input from industry connections so University of Silicon Valley students learn the skills studios are looking for.
You’ll bring vivid characters, worlds and creatures to life and work from start to finish on animation projects that are ready to hit the festival circuits. Gain the digital arts and animation skills you need to kick off your career in this dynamic and growing industry.
In 2023, USV was ranked in the top 20 of California schools with animation programs by the Animation Career Review.
Demonstrate an effective application of design principles and color theory in student projects
Employ creative aspects of experimentation and iteration in their designs
Recognize and differentiate the critical components of a project
Create expressive characters, environments and props using traditional tolls and techniques of the industry
Integrate inventive principles, techniques, and skills in student projects
Effectively contribute their expertise to a collaborative project
You will need to submit one of two forms to either indicate your intent to renew for the next term, or to vacate at the end of this trimester.