Keeping up-to-date on the latest hardware and software will give you a leg up in the job market.
All Animation & Motion Media majors are required to have an Apple laptop computer by the beginning of their freshman year. Computers are used extensively by Animation & Motion Media majors in most animation, digital filmmaking, and other motion media courses throughout their academic career. Please note that technology and software purchases qualify for educational rates. Ask for educational prices before purchasing.
What we provide:
We provide all of our students a hard drive and digital pen tablet. These are yours to own forever.
We also provide computer labs that are outfitted with software, and a variety of tablets, cameras, and other technology that students can check out for short periods of time. If you want information about specific technology that we provide, feel free to ask.
Requirements for animation students (as of Spring 2016) are:
Check to see if your renters insurance will cover accidental damage, or contact these companies:
Please contact the Animation and Motion Media Faculty or Academic computing before using alternatives.
Contact your advisor or Academic Computing if you have any questions.
Visit the Technology Requirements page for the complete list of computer and technology requirements by department.
Students who wish to expand their computers should look into options for more RAM or Storage.
Adjunct Animation Faculty
Associate Professor of Animation and Motion Media
Video and Animation Department
Animation and Motion Media
Animation and Motion Media BFA
Animation Professional Certificate
Digital Filmmaking BFA
Digital Filmmaking Minor
All Art and Design Majors and Minors
Liberal Arts and General Education
Design for User Experience (online)
BFA and Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teacher of Visual Art
All Undergraduate Minors
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees:
One-Year Cost: Full-Time
One-Year Cost: Part-Time
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