Animation and Digital Arts

This is a BFA experience where animators and live-action students co-mingle.

The Animation and Digital Arts program is built on the belief that technological innovations are simply instruments to better serve the story. While you learn the intricacies of development and production in 3D, 2D and stop motion animation, you’ll also understand the best approach to using visual effects as a storytelling tool in live-action filmmaking. Ultimately, your education at the FSU Film School will take a story-first approach, no matter your focus in filmmaking.


As the motion picture industry continues to broaden its use of digital techniques, Florida State University has created a Bachelor of Fine Arts major focused on Animation and Digital Arts. This 3-year program within the 4-year degree gives you the opportunity to explore the evolution of filmmaking and master the tools and practices of today’s industry.

Students thrive in a collaborative environment where boundaries between disciplines do not exist, as all BFA students are exposed to the same foundational coursework during their first year in the Film School. This collaboration continues with students unifying their individual skills in small cohorts to create four major films before graduation, one of which is an area-specific thesis film.

Throughout your experience in the Animation and Digital Arts program, you’ll be exposed to filmmaking in its most authentic form. Working alongside industry professionals and exercising technical skills in support of storytelling, you’ll establish the background you need for a filmmaking career.

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