Animation

Columbus College of Art & Design
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Columbus College of Art & Design

Animation is the process of drawing sequential pictures which, when assembled, form a moving image over time. In the past, this work was done by hand with teams of artists creating literally thousands of drawings for a cartoon, ad, or film. These days, more and more animation work is done on a computer which can speed up the process while also increasing the complexity of the images and the lengths of a film. Consequently, there has been an explosion in the field of animation, with many more people employed in it now than ever before. Strong, facile drawing skill is a must for entry into this field, as is an ability to work on the same project for an extended period of time with a team of other artists.

STUDENT WORK

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS

Alberta University of the Arts

Calgary, AB

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA

California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland, OH

College for Creative Studies

Detroit, MI

Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus , OH

Delaware College of Art and Design

Wilmington, DE

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Vancouver, BC

Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City, MO

Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna Beach, CA

Lesley Art + Design

Cambridge, MA

Maine College of Art & Design

Portland, ME

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA

Montserrat College of Art

Beverly, MA

Moore College of Art and Design

Philadelphia, PA

NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)

Halifax, NS

OCAD University

Toronto, ON

Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Portland, OR

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL

School of Visual Arts

New York, NY

The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

Woodbury University

Burbank, CA

GRADUATE DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus , OH

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Vancouver, BC

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis, , MN

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

School of Visual Arts

New York, NY


Photo of Nathan Fariss

Nathan Fariss | Animator and Illustrator

After graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute with a B.F.A. degree in photo/new media in 2000, Nathan Fariss worked on sports and corporate animation projects in Kansas City before moving into feature film and visual effects. For five years he was with The Orphanage in San Francisco, and in 2008, he joined Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. Today his title at Pixar is Set Dressing Lead.