CCM Launches a New Degree in Animation

Preparing Students for a Rapidly Expanding Field

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RANDOLPH — Those with a passion for animation – whether that be in gaming, the movies, television, video or  another area – now can turn to County College of Morris (CCM) to start building a career in this rapidly expanding field.

Starting with the Fall 2018 Semester, CCM will be offering an Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Animation through its Department of Art and Design.

“With this degree, students can take advantage of a range of options. They can go on to earn a Bachelors of Fine Arts, or a bachelor’s in animation, motion graphics, multimedia or a similar area,” notes Dr. Bruce Dutra, dean of the School of Liberal Arts at CCM. “Some of the schools our fine arts degree holders have transferred to include Parsons, Pratt and the Rhode Island School of Design, along with top colleges and universities in New Jersey.”

“Those with degrees in animation have a wide range of career options from designing graphics for videos and games to the dream job at Pixar,” adds Nieves Gruneiro-Roadcap, chair of the Department of Art and Design.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of multimedia artists and animators is projected to grow faster than the average for all other occupations.

The AFA program at CCM is designed to provide students with a strong background in the process of animation from start to finish with classes in drawing, color theory, multimedia, animation and more. For more information, contact the Department of Art and Design at (973) 328-5446 or tdoney@ccm.edu.

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