Skip to main content

The B.F.A. in animation program combines artistic vision and technical skills to transform students’ wildest imaginations into moving images on the screen. This degree requires all students to meet strict deadlines, communicate in class through critiques and discussions, and share artistic work in a public setting through presentations and screenings.

Courses of study include 2-D, 3-D and stop-motion animation, and visual effects for movies and motion graphics. With state-of-the-art facilities and faculty with real-world experience, students gain the skills to thrive in their chosen field.

Please email Associate Professor Jonathan Trueblood with any questions about the Point Park University animation major. Questions regarding Point Park's application process can be directed to

Logos from some of the studios Point Park animation majors are working and interning.

Point Park animation majors have landed internships and/or jobs at Marvel Studios, Warner Animation Group, Pittsburgh Penguins, among others.


Faculty who work in the field

Point Park faculty members bring academic and work experience into the classroom.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Jonathan Trueblood.
"I get the most satisfaction when my animation students take their skills into the real world."

Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the program include:

  • Classical Animation
  • Visual Development for Animation
  • Concept Art
  • Comics and Storyboarding
  • Intermediate and Advanced Motion Graphics
  • History of Animation
  • Intermediate and Advanced 3D Animation
  • Character Animation and Analysis I & II
  • Theory of Game Design
  • Sound for Animation
A student-created animation. Submitted photo

News & Features