Through their exposure to a variety of techniques and viewpoints, students gain the ability to work creatively beyond the conventions of mainstream animation.

The animation program exposes students to a wide range of experimental and conventional techniques. These include documentary animation, character animation, stop motion, experimental video, digitally generated animation, and other emerging technologies. Regardless of their preferred technique, students learn to adopt strong problem-solving strategies.

Recognizing the collaborative nature of the medium, the program encourages collegiality and the development of interpersonal skills. Students learn how to critique their own work and the work of others in a constructive manner.

Coursework culminates in a degree project consisting of a sustained film as well as a portfolio and reel highlighting students' professional and creative objectives.