Explore the complexity of human movement and the artistry of motion in our Animation Program.

Bring Your Imagination to Life

With guidance from the best animators in the industry -- Pixar, DreamWorks Animation, Tippett Studio -- as your mentors, you’ll learn to combine the skills of both director and actor in your work. You will learn how to create characters with authentic emotion and tell stories that make a real impact.

Develop Your Talent as an Animator

Our Animation faculty and visiting artists prepare you to become a masterful observer of human behavior and emotion. You’ll receive feedback and visual storytelling advice from actual industry animators and directors of such animated films as Toy Story, Star Wars, and the 2013 Oscar-winning Brave. You will hone your technical expertise in timing and spacing, weight, and animation principles. And renowned artists -- in disciplines such as illustration and sculpture -- will help you extend your artistic reach.

Become a Creative Leader

At CCA you won’t just prepare for an animation job. You’ll also become a lifelong visual artist who works at the highest creative level. We offer you opportunities to showcase your work and the chance to intern with animation legends from the Bay Area and beyond. Want to prepare yourself for a career as a visual decision maker? Let us provide you with the tools a true industry leader requires.