Character animation is the art of creating not only motion but also emotion over time.
Whether working with paper, pixels or puppets, as an Animation major at Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD), you will become skilled at shaping compelling frame-by-frame performances that inspire viewers to accept that the characters on screen are alive with genuine thoughts and sincere emotions.
LCAD’s BFA program in Animation is dedicated to ensuring that you become an exceptional storyteller who understands the entire process of filmmaking from script to screen. You will develop your abilities in traditional animation with classic artistic skills and then enhance that knowledge with fluency in the latest digital tools. Our Animation faculty is comprised of experienced industry professionals who are here to help you bring your characters to life in your own unique style.
LCAD Animation Alumni
LCAD Animation alumni work at the following animation studios and more.
- Cartoon Network
- Industrial Light & Magic
- The Jim Henson Company
- Obsidian Entertainment
- Renegade Animation
- South Park Studios
- Telltale Games
- Warner Bros.
Every year, LCAD Animation is proud to host the LCAD Animation Film Festival (LAFF), a theatrical exhibition that showcases the best student work from all levels of our animation artists.
Graduates will be able to:
- Create convincing, feature-quality animation of original characters that allows personality and emotion to dictate unique acting choices, expressions and movement.
- Pitch stories clearly and succinctly, showing an understanding of structure and character and the ability to elevate the material by incorporating group critique.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills necessary for collaboration in group productions.
- Demonstrate competence in filmmaking disciplines such as directing, screenwriting, editing, sound design and cinematography.