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
Related Career Interests
Computer Programming and Information Systems Engineering and Technology Marketing, Advertising, Communication, and Writing Visual or Performing Arts
Careers in Animation
- 3-D modeler
- Technical director
- Texture artist
- Pre-production artist
- Character designer
Transfer to Animation
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Contact InformationT.R. Oneal