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Our combined BA-MA in Animation degree offers FDU students the option to complete both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Animation. This degree is designed for animation students seeking additional training at the graduate level that goes beyond their undergraduate education.

Students may apply for the combined degree at any time from their entry into the BA in Film and Animation program up until the beginning of the senior year of their undergraduate studies.

During the first three years, students in the combined BA-MA program take undergraduate classes that are required of students for the BA in Film and Animation with a concentration in 3D Animation, 2D Animation, or Video Game Animation. In the junior year of undergraduate studies, students in this program are required to submit a portfolio of their best work for review. In the senior year of undergraduate studies, students in this program take 12 graduate-level credits (included in their undergraduate tuition) as well as complete the remainder of their undergraduate courses. To transfer graduate credits completed in the undergraduate senior year into the MA program, a grade of B or better is required. Those credits will be applied to BOTH the undergraduate degree and the graduate degree.

BA: 3D Animation Concentration (Including 12 Dual Credits)

Theory and Production (30 Credits)

Major Electives (12-15 Credits)

4-5 ANIM 1000-4000 Level Courses
Cognates (3 Credits)
  • CGD 1313 Creative Imagery with Photoshop
Dual Courses Applied to BA and MA Degree (12 credits)
  • 4 ANIM 5000 or Higher Level Courses

MA: 3D Character Animation Concentration (Including 12 Dual Credits)

Required Courses (18 Credits)

Major Electives (18 Credits)
  • 6 ANIM 5000 or Higher Level Courses

BA: 3D Animation Concentration (Including 12 Dual Credits)

Theory and Production (30 Credits)

Major Electives (12-15 Credits)

4-5 ANIM 1000-4000 Level Courses
Cognates (3 Credits)
  • CGD 1313 Creative Imagery with Photoshop
Dual Courses Applied to BA and MA Degree (12 credits)
  • 4 ANIM 5000 or Higher Level Courses

MA: Visual Effects Concentration (Including 12 Dual Credits)

Required Courses (18 Credits)

Major Electives (18 Credits)

6 ANIM 5000 or Higher Level Courses

BA: Video Game Animation Concentration

Requirements (Including 12 Dual Credits)

Theory and Production (30 Credits)

Major Electives (12-15 Credits)

4-5 ANIM 1000-4000 Level Courses
Cognates (6 Credits)

Dual Courses Applied to BA and MA Degree (12 credits)

4 ANIM 5000 or Higher Level Courses

MA: Video Game Concentration (Including 12 Dual Credits)

Required Courses (18 Credits)

Major Electives (18 Credits)

6 ANIM 5000 or Higher Level Courses
Other Animation Electives

Undergraduate program applicants are not required to submit portfolios as part of the admissions process. At the undergraduate level, the university admits students based on the criteria set by the admissions department. However, if you have a portfolio, it is recommended that you submit it for review as it may strengthen your application.