Film and Animation BFA
Focus on production, screenwriting, 2D animation, 3D animation, or stop motion animation, while exploring the artistic, technical, historical, and business aspects of the motion picture industry.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts
- Approximately 220 students are enrolled in this program
Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component
- Co-op is optional for this program
- Minimum co-op requirement: n/a
- Co-op availability: N/A
Salary InformationCo-op: $14.00 $13.00 - $15.00
Student Skills & CapabilitiesDuring 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.
Equipment & FacilitiesFacilities 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.
Job TitlesProduction Assistant, Freelance Photographer, Sales Operation Specialist, Social Media Content Producer, 3d Visual Artist, Media Editor, Digital Content Creator, Freelance 2D Animator
Selected Employer Hiring PartnersWalt Disney Feature Animation, Pixar Animation, The Third Floor, Blue Sky Studios, Dreamworks Animation, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Crossroad Films, paper Airplane, The Mill, DMX Media, Stoopid Buddy Studios, Bix Pix Entertainment, Starburns Industries, BuzzFeed, Echo Lake Entertainment
Contact UsWe appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Morgan Faas, the career services coordinator who works with the Film and Animation program. You can access information about services through our web site at https://www.rit.edu/careerservices.
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY 14623-5603