UT Dallas 2024 Graduate Catalog

Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology



The Master of Fine Arts in Animation is a terminal degree in emerging artistic practices focusing primarily on the creative use and critical investigation of technology in artistic practices. The program is designed for both students wishing to teach arts- and technology-related courses at the college level and for those intending to engage in professional studio or design practice. While maintaining a commitment to interdisciplinary education fusing critical with creative thinking, this program places emphasis on the creation and application of computer-based arts and narrative. Students must complete 54 semester hours of course work, including a thesis project.

Master of Fine Arts in Animation

54 semester credit hours minimum


Professors: Anne Balsamo, Christine (xtine) Burrough, Paul Fishwick, Roger Malina, Dean Terry, Marilyn Waligore

Associate Professors: Heidi Cooley, Monica Evans, Eric Farrar, Todd Fechter, Sean McComber, Josef Nguyen, Andrew Scott

Assistant Professors: Christine Veras, Hong An Wu

Professor Emeritus: Mihai Nadin

Clinical Professor: Tim Christopher

Associate Professor of Instruction: Casey Johnson

Required Major Core Courses: 12 semester credit hours

ANGM 6305 Animation Creative Practices I

ANGM 6306 Animation Creative Practices II

ANGM 6310 Animation Studio I

ANGM 6311 Animation Studio II

Prescribed Electives within Animation: 15 semester credit hours

ANGM 6307 Design In Motion

ANGM 6312 Digital Cinematography

ANGM 6313 Animation Project Development

ANGM 6314 Technical Direction

ANGM 6315 History of Animation

ANGM 6316 Motion Capture

ANGM 6317 Procedural Animation

ANGM 6318 Special Topics in Animation

ANGM 6320 Animation and Time-Based Media Research

Free Electives: 12 semester credit hours

Twelve semester credit hours of electives in any graduate-level courses.

Final Project: 15 semester credit hours

Completed over two consecutive long semesters after having completed at least 36 semester credit hours of coursework. Public presentation of work is required, such as an exhibition, conference presentation, or defense.

ATCM 6399 Master's Thesis

ATCM 6698 Master's Project I

ATCM 6699 Master's Project II

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