Computer Graphics - Animation

New York Institute of Technology

24 months
23130 USD/year
23130 USD/year
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The business and the creative capabilities of animation have expanded beyond all imagining since the founders of Pixar first got their start at NYIT in the 1970.


In our Computer Graphics/Animation M.F.A. program, you’ll take courses that emphasize creative thinking; character, storytelling, and storyboard development; digital compositing; and special effects experimentation. In the program, you’ll develop a competitive portfolio of innovative computer animation that reflects your personal style. For example:

  • Those who wish to pursue a career in commercial computer animation create a suite of animated shorts geared toward a commercial audience, with strong characters and well-defined stories. 
  • Those who prefer to forge a self-directed career in creative animation create a portfolio of work that is self-expressive and ready to be exhibited in galleries or presented at festivals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Art and Technology
  • Critical Thinking and Writing About the Arts
  • Aesthetics and Theory
  • Graduate Critique/Thesis Orientation
  • D Modeling and Animation
  • Concept, Character, and Storyboard Development
  • Contemporary Art in Context
  • Thesis Proposal
  • Advanced 3-D Modeling and Animation
  • Character Animation
  • Business of Computer Graphics and Animation
  • Professional Critiques
  • Thesis: Graduate Studio I
  • Thesis: Graduate Studio II
  • Thesis: Paper & Exhibition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • B.F.A. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23130 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    23130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23130 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Computer Graphics - Animation
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