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Animation

Computer animation is everywhere, not only in entertainment but also in education, product and packaging, construction, healthcare and courtrooms, as well as new applications yet to be discovered.

When you major in animation at Purdue University, you will focus on six areas of animation: 3-D modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, character rigging (creating a digital skeleton) and motion. Your primary tool will be the powerful animation software, Maya, and you will experiment with other options.

Alumni work primarily in the animated film and video game industries.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. The Polytechnic specializes in team-based labs where you’ll test ideas, take things apart and put them back together — only better. You’ll learn side-by-side with professors who have worked in the industry and thrive on combining theory, imagination and real-world application. In this innovative environment, you'll learn by doing - gaining deep technical knowledge and applied skills in your chosen discipline coupled with problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills employers desire.

Plan of Study

Animation Webpage

Transfer to Animation

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.0


Contact Information

T.R. Oneal
(765) 494-7505
troneal@purdue.edu

Purdue Polytechnic Institute
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Careers in Animation

  •   3-D modeler
  •   Technical director
  •   Texture artist
  •   Pre-production artist
  •   Character designer

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