Animation, Certificate | Part time online | University of California, Riverside | United States
18 months
6060 USD/year
6060 USD/year
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Bring your creative ideas to life by using concept development, storytelling, 2D and 3D graphics, and digital tools with Animation at University of California, Riverside.


Animation can be used across a wide range of applications including broadcast, film, advertising, fine arts, gaming, and visualization. After completing Animation at University of California, Riverside, you will be prepared to begin a career or enhance your skills in the field of animation. Learn from experienced professionals and artists, connect with a network of creatives, and receive career support, including career counseling, career assessment, internship advising, and employer networking opportunities. Ultimately you will create a professional-quality portfolio demonstrating conceptual, design, and technical proficiency for entry-level positions in the animation industry.

What you will learn

  • How to create in-depth stories, characters, environments, visual effects, and animated graphics
  • Art and design fundamentals, including life drawing, composition, color theory, and digital imaging
  • 2D and 3D animation skills
  • How to design and develop characters from start to finish
  • Industry-standard tools, including Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Suite, and more
  • Professional practices relevant to careers in animation and portfolio development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 2D Animation

  • 3D Animation

  • Character Design

  • Color Theory and Design

  • Digital Design Tools: Media

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students must be 18 years of age to enroll. No portfolio or prior experience is required.

Individuals interested in this certificate program can take up to two courses before committing to the program. Before beginning their third course, students are required to submit a Certificate Program Enrollment Application with a non-refundable $185 application fee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    6060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 USD for the full programme during 18 months.


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