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That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Digital Arts and Design: Production Animation (BS)

Animate your future

From character designs to special effects, computer animation plays a vital part in any entertainment industry. Challenge your artistic intentions. 

Unleash your creative side in digital art classes. Design characters and worlds. Compare and contrast 2D and 3D graphics. Explore computer-generated imagery (CGI). Gain knowledge in animation layout, transitions, and resolution. Use the latest software and video production equipment.  Create a personal portfolio that showcases your intricate work.

Career possibilities

With a portfolio in hand, you can show your future employer your admirable skills in animation production. Be a part of an industry that craves exceptional designers, artists, and innovators.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the BS degree in Digital Arts and Design, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of design theory and practice.
  • Create visual or audio products requisite to industry standards.
  • Employ written and visual or auditory communication strategies designed to reach audiences and purposes. 
  • Analyze the quality of their work and the work of others.
  • Illustrate familiarity with historical achievements within art or sound design. 
  •  Implement appropriate animation production processes to meet industry standards.
  • Apply visual aesthetics of the industry.


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