Why Choose Animation?

In the Walter and Grace Lantz Undergraduate Animation program, you’ll develop a personal artistic vision while learning about the collaborative filmmaking process. You’ll be exposed to the latest technology, master classical drawing and storytelling skills, and be equipped with a top-ranked liberal arts degree.

Small class sizes encourage a high degree of student-faculty interaction in coursework including advanced storytelling and production techniques, visual effects, and interactive design, among others. Our program was the first to build a motion-capture lab offering classes in pre-visualization and virtual cinematography–a production method used in James Cameron's Avatar. And state-of-the-art networked computer workstations allow you to collaborate with ease.

Most importantly, here at LMU you own whatever work you produce, so you can start making waves in the industry from day one. Johnny Bravo, created by alumnus Van Partible as his thesis film, became an iconic animated TV show that remains one of Cartoon Network’s most successful series.

No matter where your creative vision takes you–the Walter and Grace Lantz Undergraduate Animation program grooms you for leadership roles in emerging industries and helps you realize your dream of bringing great stories to life.