What to Expect When Earning Your Animation Degree

Earning your animation degree can be an exciting process with many rewarding career options. With a degree in animation, you can choose multiple paths including advertising, design, and animation. Let’s explore the many facets of earning your animation degree and what to expect during your program.

As an animation student at Rasmussen College, you’ll learn the basic foundations for building your portfolio for your future animation career. During your coursework, you learn everything from free-form drawing to using a computer to create a masterpiece.

Some of the design courses you’ll be taking will cover the fundamentals and challenge you in 3D arts animation, art theory, audio/video editing, color theory, digital publishing, drawing design, typography, and web authoring design.

Be prepared to also learn about the most recent technologies available in the animation and design world. In addition to the robust animation degree courses, you can learn some of the best creative design suite software including Autodesk 3ds Max®, Adobe Creative Suite™, VisTablet®, Photoshop®, Illustrator®, Dreamweaver®, and Flash®. With the knowledge base behind these programs and the valuable experience you gain, the courses you complete as you earn your digital design and animation degree can be used in your professional portfolio. Showcase your talents from your professional portfolio to potential employers when applying for future design and animation career options. To further inspire you, see how Rasmussen College multimedia and design instructor at our Lake Elmo campus, Drew Blom, landed a career in design after college.

Earning your animation degree can be exciting and challenging all at the same time, and is a rewarding field that continues to fuel your creative passion for the design world. Connect with us on Facebook to share your career goals and what drives your passion for animation and design.

AutoDesk 3ds Max® is a registered trademark of AutoDesk, Inc.
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Dreamweaver® is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
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Kendall Bird

Kendall is a Social Media Strategist at Collegis Education who is focused on bringing awareness and engagement to Rasmussen College's social media properties. She is passionate about helping others, the power of education and building strategies that put the needs of students first. 


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