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Department of Art & Design

Animation Minor

Student drawing caricatures
Department of Art & Design

Animation Minor


  • Minor
  • Undergraduate

18 credits

required for minor

18 credits

18 credits

required for minor

Animation minors will learn the basics of 3D software, storytelling, digital illustration and animation. Minors in animation will also be exposed to the history of animation as well as contemporary practices. Both art majors and design majors frequently minor in animation illustration.

Some classes in this minor include:
  • Animation Principles and Trends
  • Animation I
  • Motion Design
  • 3D Modeling
  • Drawing I
  • Story Structure
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I have one student that’s working with Nickelodeon, another one that’s working with DreamWorks; there’s quite a bit out there. My students are pretty creative, so they have a way of getting into the industry.
Iyare Oronsaye
Assistant Professor of Art & Design

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Totino Fine Arts Center, F3380
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

651-628-3399

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