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The Los Angeles Film School Online Bachelor of Science in Animation, Visual Effects Concentration
The Los Angeles Film School Online

Bachelor of Science in Animation, Visual Effects Concentration

Los Angeles, USA

36 Months


Full time

Request application deadline

Sep 2024

USD 54,000 / per year *

Distance learning

* Total tuition fee. Additional fees may apply.


Today’s entertainment industry needs artists at every stage of production. Our Visual Effects program takes you through the entire production pipeline, from storyboarding, sketching and modeling to character animation, special effects, and final compositing. Are you ready to bring your art to the screen?

The Animation Bachelor of Science degree program is a 120 semester credit hour degree program that is delivered 100% online through our unique Learning Management System (LMS)—a secure web-based platform that employs modern multimedia technologies and is accessible 24 hours a day via the Internet. Online students use this system to view video content, receive and submit project work and assignments, take tests and quizzes, communicate with instructors and classmates, and review grades and course progress. Our online learning environment utilizes a combination of interactive and web-based media to create a variety of instructional materials in support of dynamic, self-directed, and collaborative learning activities. These activities can provide students with a more diverse range of learning options and promote more meaningful collaboration between students and instructors.

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What to Expect

Our Online Animation Degree with a concentration in Visual Effects begins with the fundamentals of computer-generated art. You’ll learn the art concepts behind animation, drawing and other traditional forms of expression while working with the same tools used by industry animators to create a finished product. Students develop the same computer-animated elements seen in movies, television, commercials and more.

  • Our Bachelor of Science in Animation program is 120 credit hours and 36 months in length.
  • Every class is delivered 100% online through our unique Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Courses include Storyboarding & Storytelling, Compositing & Scene Finishing, Visual Effects for Film, and Character Animation 1 & 2.

How it Works

Our degree program is delivered 100% online through our Learning Management System, a secure web-based multimedia platform that is accessible 24 hours a day.

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Gear and Software

Creative people need creative tools. As a digital animator, your computer becomes your canvas, palette and paintbrush all-in-one. As a student, you’ll receive a TechKit which includes your own powerful laptop loaded with selected industry software.*

*Specific types of gear and gear info subject to change without notice.


The Bachelor of Science in Animation with a concentration in Environment and Character Design is designed to provide students the knowledge and understanding of 3-D modeling, materials, textures, pipeline workflows, and integration, designing and developing both characters and environments for both film and games in the Computer Animation industry. The knowledge learned will qualify students for entry-level positions in the computer animation film and game industries as Character Modeling, Environment, and Look Development Artists. Besides the degree program’s strong 3-D computer-graphics focus, students will build other skills in peripheral media and complete digital courses that will enhance their opportunities in related fields. In addition to technical proficiency and creative development, the curriculum helps students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that contribute to life learning and provide tools that will help sustain a long and productive professional career in the computer animation and entertainment and media industry.

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