Bring your Art & Stories to Life!
I grew up constantly playing with action figures and role-playing my favorite movie characters, and this is the ultimate version of that! Being able to take what’s in my imagination and put it out in the world for people to interact with is something I’m very lucky to be able to do.
Chris McCormick ’09
USF’s Animation program blends art, creativity, and storytelling with digital technology — giving you the skills and connections needed to build a career in this growing field. Our program is structured to run like a professional animation studio, meaning you’ll start animating on day 1.
Throughout your time at USF, you’ll create professional quality animation and will graduate with an impressive portfolio of work.
Over the years, our program has developed a national presence in the growing animation industry. As a result, you’ll be connected to important people, events, and opportunities.
Travel —Each year, Animation students travel to Burbank, CA, where they:
Workshops & Webinars with professionals, including a critique by Disney feature film animator and USF alum Adam Green ’02 (animator for Frozen and Moana).
One thing that stands out is how much the professors care about the students — and that doesn’t end with graduation. They’re an ongoing resource of information, encouragement & opportunity. Because of that, the program has an impressive professional network and is becoming well known in the industry.
Josh Bullock ’13
There’s a great sense of community in the Animation department —we’re like a family. Even though we’re all different, we support each other. There’s no judgement here, only support.
Louis Soria ‘20
USF’s Animation Lab and Television Studio provides 24-hour, secured access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.
See our Student Animation & Films USF students regularly submit their work to regional, national, & international film festivals.
2014 Best Educational Short: San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival
2015 Telly Award, Bronze
2nd Place in 3D: Jalloo Festival
Semifinalist: Los Angeles CineFest
2016 Best Student Video, Hobnobben International Film Festival
Worried about sitting in front of a computer all day? You won’t be! You’ll be active as you learn a variety of skills, styles, and technology. Our curriculum includes coursework in:
With the help and support of my professors, I was able to secure an internship at Fort Wayne Metals, which turned into a full-time position where I currently create 3D animations of processes and products.
Katie Decker ‘14
Fort Wayne Metals
Apply your Skills: Internship sites include:
Step into the professional arena by participating in SIGGRAPH, a national club for artists, animators, engineers, graphic designers, and more. USF has the only regional chapter!
I was hired into my current position before I even graduated, which was amazing. The job came through a USF referral. I’m immensely grateful for how well the Animation program prepared me for my career.
Jennifer McKibben ’15
Motion Graphics Designer
Blue Pony Digital Media
Graduates of our Animation program work at: