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Core Classes Needed to Earn an Animation Degree

Which classes will you be required to take for an animation degree? Learn more about core classes that are needed for this type of degree. 

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Alumni Behind the Scenes: Frozen 2

Seeing cool alumni work from our proud graduates gives us all sorts of warm and fuzzy feelings inside—even at the peak of winter.

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Alumni Behind the Scenes: Animation & VFX Graduates Help Spin Magic in Maleficent 2019

While Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is “no fairy tale” as she herself puts it, it certainly is a dream come true for our animation and VFX graduates who had the pleasure of working in its……

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Alumni Behind the Scenes: The Addams Family 2019

Our favorite Halloweeny family is back, and with them come some of our very own animation school graduates. Congratulations, and as always, we’re very proud of you!

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Animation School Student Inks a Comic Book Deal, an Exclusive Interview, and a Book Signing

For Navy veteran and Academy of Art University’s animation school student Daniel Barnes, it’s never too early to start pursuing a successful, professional career—even if he’s yet to earn his……

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Animation School Video Tour: A Look Inside One of the World’s Best

Dreaming of going to animation school but not sure where exactly? This video tour for Academy of Art University just might hold the answer you’re looking for.

Congratulations to Stop Motion Grads, Nia Zaini and Fu Yang!

Congratulations to Nia Zaini and Fu Yang on their award-winning film "MUNDANE! " at the AAU Sony Xperia Film Fest: Award Ceremony Segment Winning Film: MUNDANE! Both Nia and Fu are active members of…

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Avengers: Endgame Head Animator Shares BTS Details in Exclusive Interview

Academy of Art University scored an exclusive interview with Avengers: Endgame head animator and our very own alum, Jan Philip Cramer.

No Special Effects Needed: Animation Schools Lead Your Way Into the Industry

The best animation and visual effects schools prepare students with strong technical skills and hands-on project experience for the competitive market.

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Animation vs VFX: Key Differences You’ll Learn in Animation School

Animation and visual effects (VFX) may lead you to career opportunities that fall on the same path. But still, make no mistake about it, there are stark differences between the…