School of Design: Animation

Degree Level: Bachelor’s

Bring your future to life with a degree from an animation college in Chicago. And with a degree in animation from Westwood College, a world of creative opportunity opens when you combine your artistic vision with specialized technical skills. In as little as three years you could be qualified for entry-level positions in graphic design, desktop publishing and 3D animation.

Students in Westwood’s animation program* enjoy having experienced faculty members guiding them through courses such as digital illustration, web page design, character development, 2D animation and 3D modeling. Along with valuable technical expertise, courses are designed to teach the project management, teamwork and time-management skills that are required in the workplace.

Upon completion of a degree in animation, you will be able to manage projects, demonstrate life drawing techniques, use audio and video in animation and apply the laws of physics to 2D and 3D characters. Westwood graduates have gone on to fulfilling careers at some of the top companies in the industry:†

  • Dish Network
  • EA Sports
  • Quake Studios
  • IBM
  • Leviathan Games
  • Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Westwood offers the animation degree at its Chicago Loop, DuPage, O’Hare Airport and River Oaks locations.

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*Not all programs are available at all campuses.
†Westwood College must track the initial employers of its graduates for regulatory and accreditation purposes. This list is a taken from a compilation of employers of Westwood College graduates from each region from June 2007 to June 2008. This is not intended to represent an endorsement of Westwood College by the listed employers.

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