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Animation | Bachelor’s Degree

Bennington College

Description

Animation combines the visual and performing arts. Students learn the basics of making an animation: from using stop motion and single cell drawings, to creating models and objects and erasing drawings, to using CGI and other techniques to create a world. The software and hardware covered includes DragonFrame, MAYA, Adobe After Effects, Premier, Photoshop, laser cutting for silhouettes and forms, green screen areas, multi-plane set ups, copy stands, and motion tracks. Subjects used as catalysts for the animations range from current affairs, narratives, to poems, short stories, or visual stimuli. Students are encouraged to consider their work in a wide historical context as they work to master technical developments.

At Bennington, you design your own course of study and work, taking full advantage of the College’s resources both inside and outside the classroom. This process goes beyond the bounds of a traditional major. You identify one or more areas of interest that spark your intellectual curiosity and provide a foundation for your academic work and fieldwork, and you pursue that work with ongoing guidance from your faculty. This is your Plan.

Cost Total Cost $341,480

  • Tuition (yearly) $65,398

  • Housing & Meals (yearly) $19,108

  • Mixed Fees (yearly) $864

  • Cost information is approximate, please visit the program's website for the most up to date information available.

Financial Assistance

  • Grants & Scholarships

    At Bennington, grant resources include the Bennington Grant, federal Pell and SEOG, and various state grants. Bennington offers a $20,000 annual scholarship to all Vermonters regardless of need.

    Pell Grant
    State or Local Grant
    Institutional Grant
    Private Grant
    Other Grant
    Federal Scholarship
    State or Local Scholarship
    Private Scholarship
    Other Scholarship
    Veteran Educational Assistance Program
    Post 9-11 GI Bill
    Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance
    State or Local Military Assistance

  • Loans

    Loans come in many different forms. Federal student loans may be offered as part of an undergraduate aid award in amounts of $5,500 to $12,500 annually. Federal PLUS loans are available to parents. In some circumstances students may apply for a private alternative loan, but they will typically need a co-signer to qualify.

    Federal Subsidized Loan
    Federal Unsubsidized Loan
    Private Loan
    State or Local Loan
    Parent PLUS Loan
    Other Loan