Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation & Visual Effects
Academy of Art University

Program Details

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation & Visual Effects is an online art program from one of the best and most comprehensive online art schools.  Through this program, students learn the skills needed to master modern digital technology, preparing them to become professionals in the animation industry.  The curriculum covers both technical skills and visual communication and problem solving so students can demonstrate knowledge of digital media, animation, and VFX technology and software that allows them to make effective design choices. 

You will choose one primary area of emphasis from the following:

  • Visual Effects
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Animation
  • 2D Animation and Stop Motion
  • Storyboarding

This choice will determine the path that your education will take.  There are several career interest options to choose from as well, including Rigging, Animation Generalist, Animation Producing, Puppet Fabrication, Compositing, Dynamics, and Lighting.


  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • All official transcript(s), including from any other universities or learning institutions you've attended

School Accreditation Statement

National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission