Associate of Fine Arts Degree

What You Will Learn

With the growing need for 3D computer animation worldwide, County College of Morris (CCM) offers student artists a chance to take their first steps towards a career creating visual effects. This program provides students with the creative and technical skills to seamlessly transfer to the best animation schools in the country and eventually work in the animation industry.

CCM student artists learn to create animated visual effects in television, the Internet, video games and films. There is also a growing need for animators in medical animation, architecture visualization, mechanical animation, forensic animation and animation in education.

Why Study Animation at CCM?

The CCM faculty brings knowledge and experience in multiple disciplines. Students learn drawing techniques, figure drawing, basic design and storyboarding, as well as professional animation software. Students will develop the personal and professional skills required to begin their career as visual artists in a highly competitive, creative medium.

Career Opportunities

  • 3D Modeler
  • Advertising art director
  • Animator
  • Compositing Artist
  • Exhibition designer
  • Film/video editor
  • Game artist
  • Games developer
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Production designer, theatre/television/film
  • Stop Motion Animator
  • Storyboard Artist
  • VFX artist
  • Web designer

Where You Can Go

The Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree at CCM is designed for transfer of most, if not all, credits to accredited four-year colleges and universities, art institutes, or other schools of art or design in the United States that offer animation programs.

The following schools offer bachelor degree programs in animation or media studies:

  • California College of the Arts
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Drew University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Full Sail University
  • Jersey City State University
  • Kean University
  • Laguna College of Art and Design
  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • New York University, Tisch School of Arts
  • Ramapo University
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rider University
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • The Art Institute of Boston
  • The College of New Jersey
  • The Columbia College of Chicago
  • The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore
  • The Pratt Institute of New York
  • The School of Visual Arts NYC
  • The University of Central Florida
  • The University of Pennsylvania
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Southern California
  • William Paterson University

Contact Info

Department of Art and Design
Emeriti Hall, Room 102

Professor Kelly Whalen
Chairperson, Department of Art and Design

Professor Colleen Bamford
Chairperson, Department of Information Technologies

Professor Keith Smith
Visual Arts Special Projects Leader
973-328- 5779