• Art Major: Animation

    What is media arts and animation?

    New media art is a genre that encompasses artworks created with new media technologies, including digital art, computer graphics, computer animation, virtual art, internet art, interactive art, video games, and computer robotics. Exciting opportunities such as animation artist, special effects artist, broadcast graphics designer, and video postproduction artist are at the forefront of an industry that repackages information in creative new ways.

    What can I do with a media arts and animation degree? 

    At graduation, you will have an individualized digital portfolio to showcase their creative skills in 2-D design and 3-D design techniques and abilities in order to pursue entry-level opportunities in a range of areas including Computer-Generated Lighting, Compositing and Rendering, Storyboard Artists, Texture Artists, Computer Modelers and Computer-Generated Special Effects Artists.

    What makes Carlow's program unique?

    Under the guidance of an industry-experienced faculty, students examine advanced 2-D animation and 3-D animation principles, as well as story development, background design, scenic layout and special effects. They will also have an opportunity to work with program specific software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and Autodesk 3Ds Max.

    In today’s ever-changing world, technical proficiency alone is rarely enough for success. Concentrations in graphic design are offered in collaboration with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (AIP). They combine the strength of a diverse liberal arts education and a strong art foundation gained at Carlow with a concentration at the state-of-the-art computer studios of a leading technical arts school. Students in these programs go beyond mere technical proficiency to a well-rounded education. 

    Major Requirements

    25 credits + 30 Carlow credit equivalents at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh


    AR 101, AR 102, AR 111, AR 221, AR 227, AR 240, AR 311, AR 330, AR 421, WS 209, plus 30 Carlow credit equivalents at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, as specified by the program undertaken.   

  • Major:



    Bachelor of Arts


    Main Oakland Campus
    Art/Media Arts & Animation Specialization