Animation, Film, Photography and Motion Design

The BFA in Animation, Film, Photography and Motion Design (AFP&MD) is unique. After completing traditional freshman-level composition, drawing and art history courses, AFP&MD majors enter a three-tiered program of study. The first tier consists of courses in the principles of animation, film, photography, and motion design—courses designed to outline the specifics of each area and the relationships connecting the areas to each other. The second tier follows with intermediate-level courses where students apply and expand upon earlier basic concepts while exploring more complex applications and completing projects that address the interaction of time, motion, and space. Finally, the third tier offers advanced levels of study providing opportunities for majors to produce a more individual and high-quality portfolio coupled with options for experimentation, collaborative work, and travel. 

During June 2019, AFP&MD students will be traveling to Peru to study and photograph butterflies. The trip will also include a visit to Machu Picchu.

Also unique to AFP&MD are the possible experimental combinations of multiple areas of study in animation, film, photography and motion design. Students at the senior level have opportunities to integrate all four AFP&MD areas or focus on various combinations of digital techniques. Students are encouraged to follow their passions and interests and focus on the area or areas most suited to their individual career goals.

In celebration of Artober, the annual Department of Art and Design festival, which includes a more personal look at the AFP&MD major, senior students created the film: https://vimeo.com/303332604

Additional student work from all levels of the AFP&MD program may be viewed on:
AFP&MD YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/AnimationAtCMU
AFP&MD Vimeo channel https://vimeo.com/afpmdatcmu

 
View the program sheet for Animation, Film, Photography, and Motion Design Program Sheet