We have a design lab with professional grade tools like Unreal Engine, Maya, Mudbox, and Motionbuilder as well as Adobe After Effects, Flash, Illustrator, Premiere, and Photoshop. Our animation program was created with the help of experts from PIXAR and other major film professionals.
You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic concepts, use visual and audio technology to create animated designs, and develop yourself as a creative professional.
With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving art and business industries. Students also get to take part in field trips to major art and design centers, like the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Swedish Institute to view others’ work and be inspired.
If you have a passion for art and design, enjoy working with technology, and want the flexibility to work in different industries, this might be the right degree for you.
You will develop critical thinking skills, learn to analyze, and become focused on technical production.
Some classes include:
There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in animation and illustration.
Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.
Prior to coming to Northwestern, Professor Printy was employed with several design and advertising firms in the upper Midwest, working up through the ranks from Typesetter to Art Director. He also...Read Full Bio
Iyare Oronsaye is a digital artist, director, and animator who has worked on a range of projects within the production industry. He has experience both as a traditional artist working from hand-drawn...