ANIMATION

Storytelling is at the heart of animation, which brings worlds and characters to life.  

Screenshot of an animation of a fairy with small yellow wings and a blue cone hat reading a book at a table.
Illustration of a fictional animal wizard in a forest

Key Allard, Fetch

The Animation emphasis within CCS’s Entertainment Arts program explores both the theoretical and the technical sides of character performance, design, story and world-building in a mixed visual medium. Through courses and mentorships with faculty—many of whom currently work in the animation industry—you’ll build an understanding of the production pipeline for feature and television animation, games and advertising.

In Animation, you have the flexibility to customize your curriculum in a specific track like visual development, traditional animation, CG, stop motion, storyboarding, fabrication, pitching, character acting or narrative, among other specialties.  

For Students
CCS’s Entertainment Arts alumni have touched every major industry giant and startup, both nationally and internationally. From Burbank to Berlin, and here in Detroit, Animation graduates pursue multiple avenues upon graduation.

 

CAREER CHOICES

Storyboard Artist
Visual Developer
Character Animator
Fabricator

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Stop Motion Animator
Experimental Animator
2D Animator
CG Artist
3D Animator
Rigger
Producer
Showrunner
Animation Director
Art Director
Motion Designer
Compositor
Editor
Digital Designer
Graphic Designer
Interaction Designer
Motion Graphics Designer
Producer
Social Content Manager
Social Copywriter
Social Media Graphic Designer
Social Media Manager
TV and Radio Producer
Visual Designer
Web/Mobile Media Designer

'12

Brandon Williams

Storyboard Director
Hulu

'11

Zach Smith

Showrunner
Nickelodeon

'11

Patrick Stannard

Animation Director
Powerhouse Animation

'08

Angelia McBride

Lighter
Walt Disney Animation

'11

Kari Kipela

Character Designer
Rick & Morty

'03

Tyler Koberstein

Character Director
Nickelodeon

'13

Ham Firouzan

Background Painter
Disney Television

'13

Mel Bontrager

Art Director
Palooza Entertainment