The USF School of Creative Arts (SOCA) Animation program has a strong regional presence in a rapidly growing career field. A degree in Animation will satisfy your interest in technology and the world of computers, and prepare you for a wide number of careers in a field that increasingly demands sophistication and realism.

The Animation program allows you to choose study focus so you can hone your creative and technological skills. SOCA offers Animation coursework in:

  • 3-D computer animation
  • 2-D traditional and computer animation
  • Motion graphics
  • Multimedia design
  • Pre-visualization and product development
  • Video game modeling and design
  • Visual effects for film and television


Beyond the Classroom

As an Animation student, you will also be able to take advantage of the following opportunities:

  • USF’s official college chapter of SIGGRAPH, an international organization dealing with technology, animation, video games, multimedia and other related fields
  • Relationships with national and area companies for required internships
  • Real client-based projects for hands-on professional work
  • Guest speakers from professional companies around the nation
  • Local and national exposure through the USF Film Festival plus other competitions and festivals around the world


The School of Creative Arts (SOCA) Animation Lab provides 24-hour, secured access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, featuring an ever-expanding library of industry standard software including:

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Pixologic ZBrush
  • Toon Boom Studio
  • High-end PC computer lab
  • Non-linear video editing stations
  • Comfortable 25-seat movie screening room
  • Community lounge area
  • Traditional 2-D animation lab

Students also have full access to USF’s Television Studio. The studio features a three-camera television set-up with full switching, editing, video, graphics and audio production capabilities, and seven Adobe Premier editing stations. The studio has digital and tape-based cameras for on-location shooting.