NYFA’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in 3D Animation & VFX is a rigorous practicum in visual storytelling where students foster creative leadership in the various fields of the cinematic and emerging arts. Learning from faculty that bring knowledge and experience from major brands including Disney, Dreamworks, Universal, and Netflix, MFA students master the tools and techniques to create compelling 3D Animation & VFX shots while nurturing a deep sense of service toward storytelling, culminating in their final thesis.
To advance their creative and technical skills, students complete hands-on projects exclusive to our MFA degree in 3D animation, which may include Technical Direction, Motion Capture & Motion Data, and Previs demo reels. At the master’s level, NYFA effectively executes on delivering a hybrid learning curriculum for students seeking to become innovators in 3D Animation, VFX, Computer Imaging, Feature Film, Television, New & Emerging Media, Research & Development, and the Interactive & Game Industries. Students leave the program with a demo reel that demonstrates their talent and advanced skill set.
At NYFA’s 3D Animation & VFX School, students learn the practical, technical and artistic skills that are required to bring CG-enhanced stories to life. The MFA curriculum is challenging, and students identify and develop a mastery of a specialization within that pipeline, and command a competency in the rest of the pipeline.
During the program, students also:
The integration of 3D Animation & VFX curricula has been fine-tuned to provide students with a specific technical and artistic education and has been tailored to fit industry standard technical and artistic roles as laid out in the Visual Effects Societies Handbook.
NYFA’s MFA in 3D Animation & VFX is a four-semester, full-time graduate program.
Outside of thesis completion, students tackle open-ended problems and challenges facing the industry as a whole, completing an array of projects. The program ends with a screening of thesis projects for invited guests, including members of the industry from the production, executive, and talent representation spheres. To learn more about the projects that animation students complete, visit our projects page.
The MFA in 3D Animation & VFX is offered at our Los Angeles campus.
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