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Animation 3D

Program Overview

When you study 2D or 3D animation, you’ll be prepared for a career that brings stories to life in games, cartoons, movies and more. From drawing basics and storyboarding to special effects and character design, you’ll grow the skills needed to succeed in any creative role.

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Fast Facts

  • Animation students get special opportunities to work with professional filmmakers.
  • Bloomfield College alumni have gone on to teach animation in New Jersey school districts and help lead the next generation of animators.
  • Students who have studied Animation at Bloomfield College have worked in the motion capture industry.
  • Animators are in demand from game development to UX on smartphones.

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Careers Options

  • General animator: Median pay $65,300 per year. General animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, cartoons and other forms of media.
  • Character animator: Median pay $70,000 per year. Character animators create then manipulate animated characters to interact in digital environments by using computer software. They also draw storyboards, create models and design environments.
  • Video game designer: Median pay $58,438 per year. Video game designers create concepts and storylines for video games, creating coding and animation, and coding for computers, gaming systems and smartphones.
  • Visual effects artist: Median pay $78,471 per year. Visual effects artists create in-game effects or post-production effects for movies, games, TV shows and commercials.
  • Art director: Median pay $89,820 per year. Art directors create the overall design of a project and direct others who develop artwork and layouts.

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