For more information about the Animation minor:

For more information about the Animation minor:

Contact Hollis Hammonds, Chair of Visual Studies


Austin is a burgeoning center of filmmaking and animation. 

Animation studios such as Rooster Teeth have helped to place this region as one of the leading centers of animation jobs in the nation. 

The purpose of the minor in Animation is to introduce students to a wide range of processes used in the making of animated films: concept, script, storyboard, sound design, and production.

This minor requires 24 total hours with 12 hours of upper-division coursework.

The Animation minor is grounded with courses in drawing, playwriting and sequential art. Students will also take animation courses from the foundation level to game animation to advanced production. 

Required Courses

Students who wish to earn an Animation minor must take the following coursework, totaling 24 hours. This includes these required courses: 

  • Foundation Drawing
  • Playwriting Workshop I
  • Sequential Art
  • Foundations of Animation
  • Introduction to Game Audio
  • Introduction to Game Animation
  • Advanced Game Animation
  • Animation Production

Are you a current student? Contact your advisor for next steps on declaring your major or minor.