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Film and Animation BFA

A film degree focused on production, screenwriting, 2D animation, 3D animation, and stop motion animation. Explore the artistic, technical, historical, and business aspects of the motion picture industry.

Program skills

During the first year, students choose an area of study (live-action production or animation) and learn the basics of film and audio production in terms of both practice and aesthetics. The core of the four-year curriculum is an organized sequence of productions.  While all students do the basics in all aspects of production, live-action may create individual specialties relative to the genre, technology, and creative specialization.  Animation students typically perform all aspects of short film production themselves but may tailor their education to emphasize desired specialties such as character design, storyboarding, character rigging, etc. By the end of the senior year, students can skillfully direct, shoot, write, edit, and produce their own creative visions and do so in their senior thesis project. Production students also have the option of concentrating on Cinematography, Sound Design, Post Production, Creative Producing, Special Effects/Compositing, and Art Direction.

Program facilities equipment

Facilities are consistent with professional standards and in most instances represent the most advanced state-of-the-art systems. Students have access to Soundstage B, Editing Suites, a Narration Room, and more. 

Select program hiring partners

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  • Movies, TV, and Music

  • Health Care

  • Tourism


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 79.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 79.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%