Animation at The Ohio State University has been consistently ranked highly by the Animation Career Review, an online resource for people aspiring for careers in animation, game design, graphic design, digital art, and related fields. In 2022, OSU was ranked 4th on the list of top public animation schools nationally, and 1st in the state of Ohio.
The Department of Art offers introductory animation and moving image courses, within the Art and Technology area, that explore animation as an art form. Many students gain an introduction to animation through these courses. Additional courses in the Department of Art provide students with other fundamental skills that benefit an animation portfolio, such as life drawing and sculpture, and color theory.
Students can also take animations courses through the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD). ACCAD is a pioneering institute of collaborative interdisciplinary research in time-based digital media production, including animation and interactive media through integration of emerging arts technologies. While ACCAD does not offer a degree program, courses that ACCAD offers provide a broad range of animation techniques and practices, ranging from fundamental principles to advanced explorations of the latest technologies including interactive animation, virtual reality and motion capture.
Additionally, The Department of Theater, Film, and Media Arts features a Moving Image Production Major providing a pathway for students interested expanding their knowledge of filmmaking.
See animation works from the Art and Tech area of the Department of Art on our Vimeo page.