A new Animation Emphasis has recently been approved by both Undergraduate Studies and the Faculty Senate. The new emphasis is set to begin in the 2014-2015 academic year. If you are interested in the Animation Emphasis, please see an academic advisor to discuss your program of study.
Animation in the Department of Film & Media Arts at the University of Utah emphasizes the integration of critical, historical, theoretical, and practical components of animation studies and production. Our goal is to enable students to develop expertise in understanding and use of animation and moving images for artistic, social, and pre-professional purposes. Students will not only advance technical knowledge of animation media, but also develop critical views and awareness of animation through historical studies, theoretical analysis, and cross-cultural examination. As a research hub of higher education, the Department of Film & Media Arts at the University of Utah also promotes interdisciplinary learning and practice in animation. Students are encouraged to take cross-college and campus courses in order to develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of animation media.