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3D rendering of a young girl with braces, in a room with posters, girl is rolling her eyes, pixar style
Rose by Emily Kimes, BFA 3D Animation, 2020
Type
Undergraduate, BFA
Credits
126
Duration
4 Years
Courses
Plan of Study
School and Department
School of Art,
Digital Arts and Animation

Digital Arts: 3D Animation at Pratt

The BFA in 3D Animation and Motion Arts prepares you with the knowledge and skills to flourish in the animation and visual effects sector. The fundamentals of core modeling, animation, compositing, and simulation software is the basis of the curriculum, guided by projects and assignments that ensure these skills are motivated by carefully constructed concepts and stories. 

Student Work

The Experience

3D rendering of a woman holding a young child, a girl with pigtails, roma nd window in background, made in a pixar style

The 3D Animation pathway introduces an amazing range of tools and techniques taught by internationally renowned faculty. Studio courses factor in every semester, lending ample opportunity to create an impressive graduation showreel. Most courses are located in our award-winning Myrtle Hall facility, less than 30 minutes away from hundreds of New York’s world famous cultural institutions, many of which sponsor our students through internships.  When not in class, our students are soaking up the limitless screenings, openings, festivals, shows and exhibitions that are occurring throughout the year in New York City.

Digital Arts Facilities

Students in the 3D Animation BFA have excellent studios with access to several digital computing facilities that are outfitted with state of the art Apple and Windows/PC computer stations. These computers are loaded with top of the line animation software including Nuke, Maya, Houdini, Adobe Suite, ZBrush, Marvelous Designer, ProTools, and much more. All 3D Animation students also have access to shared Digital Arts facilities that include a green screen room, an audio editing suite, and a world-class spatial computing lab. Further access to Pratt Institute facilities is also possible, including fine art workshops and a large photogrammetry volume.

rendering of a forest path, at dusk, with very detailed volumetric effects, simulating fog between the trees, puddles of water on asphalt in foreground
Hsiu-Yu Lin, BFA, 3D Animation

Internships

The Department of Digital Arts and Animation offers an internship program tailored to digital artists. Throughout the academic year, students partake in internship opportunities at a variety of studios and companies in the metropolitan New York area, gaining skills and experience in areas covering animation, visual effects, motion graphics, game design, interaction design, fine arts, and publishing. 

The internship program places students on their career paths, providing experiences that aid in determining their educational and professional goals. Internships may be taken for college credit by both undergraduate and graduate students. While the Department has our own Internship Coordinator, students may also want to visit Pratt’s extensive network and dedicated staff that supports and facilitates Internships and Industry Connections.

Study Abroad

Immersing yourself in another culture is an incredible experience that can extend the boundaries of creativity. Study abroad programs are an integral part of the college experience, and Pratt has deep connections with university partners around the world. See where you can go.

Learning Resources

We develop disciplinary fluency in our program of study and we celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of art to critically address the plurality and complexity of the environments in which we operate. Learning resources.

Our Faculty

Pratt’s distinguished faculty of outstanding creative professionals and scholars share a common desire to develop each student’s potential and creativity to the fullest. Bringing different views, methods, and perspectives they provide a rigorous educational model in which students make and learn. See all Digital Arts faculty and administrators.

Claudia Tait

Professor

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Everett Kane

Associate Professor

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Douglas Easterly

Chairperson of Digital Arts and Animation

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Our Alumni

3D Animation alumni have risen to the top of their fields exhibiting at prestigious venues as the Whitney Biennial and Sundance, and receiving top recognition such as with the Emmy and Oscar awards.

3d rendering of person in a hooded sweatshirt in the foreground, with war barracades and floodlights in the background
Jiayi Tang, BFA, 3D Animation

Where they work 

Our 3D Animation alumni have gone on to be top leaders at such imminent studios as Framestore, Crafty Apes, Pixar, and The Mill.  

Success Stories

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@ESosaFashion @PrattBAP @PrattAlumni
#TonyAwards #PrattAlumni #PrattInstitute

Photos by Marc J. Franklin.
Catch the work of Pratt Fashion Alumnus Emilio Sosa in "Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch" tomorrow, Friday, May 24, on PBS. The revival of the 1961 Ossie Davis Broadway musical received six Tony nominations this year, including Sosa for Best Costume Designer!

@ESosaFashion @PrattBAP @PrattAlumni
#TonyAwards #PrattAlumni #PrattInstitute

Photos by Marc J. Franklin.
Catch the work of Pratt Fashion Alumnus Emilio Sosa in "Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch" tomorrow, Friday, May 24, on PBS. The revival of the 1961 Ossie Davis Broadway musical received six Tony nominations this year, including Sosa for Best Costume Designer!

@ESosaFashion @PrattBAP @PrattAlumni
#TonyAwards #PrattAlumni #PrattInstitute

Photos by Marc J. Franklin.
Catch the work of Pratt Fashion Alumnus Emilio Sosa in "Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch" tomorrow, Friday, May 24, on PBS. The revival of the 1961 Ossie Davis Broadway musical received six Tony nominations this year, including Sosa for Best Costume Designer! @ESosaFashion @PrattBAP @PrattAlumni #TonyAwards #PrattAlumni #PrattInstitute Photos by Marc J. Franklin.
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Did you add your own spin to your commencement regalia? We love to see it!

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Did you add your own spin to your commencement regalia? We love to see it!

#PrattGrad24
Did you add your own spin to your commencement regalia? We love to see it!

#PrattGrad24
Did you add your own spin to your commencement regalia? We love to see it!

#PrattGrad24
Did you add your own spin to your commencement regalia? We love to see it!

#PrattGrad24
Did you add your own spin to your commencement regalia? We love to see it!

#PrattGrad24
Did you add your own spin to your commencement regalia? We love to see it!

#PrattGrad24
Did you add your own spin to your commencement regalia? We love to see it!

#PrattGrad24
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I'm not a regular grad, I'm a Pratt grad.

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I'm not a regular grad, I'm a Pratt grad.

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
I'm not a regular grad, I'm a Pratt grad.

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I'm not a regular grad, I'm a Pratt grad.

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
I'm not a regular grad, I'm a Pratt grad.

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I'm not a regular grad, I'm a Pratt grad.

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I'm not a regular grad, I'm a Pratt grad.

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Just a few of the personalized mortar boards that we spotted at Wednesday's commencement ceremony. 🎓 

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Just a few of the personalized mortar boards that we spotted at Wednesday's commencement ceremony. 🎓 

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
Just a few of the personalized mortar boards that we spotted at Wednesday's commencement ceremony. 🎓 

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
Just a few of the personalized mortar boards that we spotted at Wednesday's commencement ceremony. 🎓 

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
Just a few of the personalized mortar boards that we spotted at Wednesday's commencement ceremony. 🎓 

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
Just a few of the personalized mortar boards that we spotted at Wednesday's commencement ceremony. 🎓 

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
Just a few of the personalized mortar boards that we spotted at Wednesday's commencement ceremony. 🎓 

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
Just a few of the personalized mortar boards that we spotted at Wednesday's commencement ceremony. 🎓 

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
Just a few of the personalized mortar boards that we spotted at Wednesday's commencement ceremony. 🎓 

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
Just a few of the personalized mortar boards that we spotted at Wednesday's commencement ceremony. 🎓 #PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
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🎓 You did it! Congratulations to the Class of 2024! 🎉

Here's to all the late nights, early mornings, and everything in between.  Cheers to your achievements, we can't wait to see what you do next! 🌟 

Images: Students celebrating at Radio City Music Hall; President Frances Bronet addresses the class of 2024; Honorees Sarah Lewis, Doris Magsaysay Ho, and John Pai.

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
🎓 You did it! Congratulations to the Class of 2024! 🎉

Here's to all the late nights, early mornings, and everything in between.  Cheers to your achievements, we can't wait to see what you do next! 🌟 

Images: Students celebrating at Radio City Music Hall; President Frances Bronet addresses the class of 2024; Honorees Sarah Lewis, Doris Magsaysay Ho, and John Pai.

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
🎓 You did it! Congratulations to the Class of 2024! 🎉

Here's to all the late nights, early mornings, and everything in between.  Cheers to your achievements, we can't wait to see what you do next! 🌟 

Images: Students celebrating at Radio City Music Hall; President Frances Bronet addresses the class of 2024; Honorees Sarah Lewis, Doris Magsaysay Ho, and John Pai.

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
🎓 You did it! Congratulations to the Class of 2024! 🎉

Here's to all the late nights, early mornings, and everything in between.  Cheers to your achievements, we can't wait to see what you do next! 🌟 

Images: Students celebrating at Radio City Music Hall; President Frances Bronet addresses the class of 2024; Honorees Sarah Lewis, Doris Magsaysay Ho, and John Pai.

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
🎓 You did it! Congratulations to the Class of 2024! 🎉

Here's to all the late nights, early mornings, and everything in between.  Cheers to your achievements, we can't wait to see what you do next! 🌟 

Images: Students celebrating at Radio City Music Hall; President Frances Bronet addresses the class of 2024; Honorees Sarah Lewis, Doris Magsaysay Ho, and John Pai.

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
🎓 You did it! Congratulations to the Class of 2024! 🎉

Here's to all the late nights, early mornings, and everything in between.  Cheers to your achievements, we can't wait to see what you do next! 🌟 

Images: Students celebrating at Radio City Music Hall; President Frances Bronet addresses the class of 2024; Honorees Sarah Lewis, Doris Magsaysay Ho, and John Pai.

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
🎓 You did it! Congratulations to the Class of 2024! 🎉

Here's to all the late nights, early mornings, and everything in between.  Cheers to your achievements, we can't wait to see what you do next! 🌟 

Images: Students celebrating at Radio City Music Hall; President Frances Bronet addresses the class of 2024; Honorees Sarah Lewis, Doris Magsaysay Ho, and John Pai.

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
🎓 You did it! Congratulations to the Class of 2024! 🎉

Here's to all the late nights, early mornings, and everything in between.  Cheers to your achievements, we can't wait to see what you do next! 🌟 

Images: Students celebrating at Radio City Music Hall; President Frances Bronet addresses the class of 2024; Honorees Sarah Lewis, Doris Magsaysay Ho, and John Pai.

#PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
🎓 You did it! Congratulations to the Class of 2024! 🎉 Here's to all the late nights, early mornings, and everything in between. Cheers to your achievements, we can't wait to see what you do next! 🌟 Images: Students celebrating at Radio City Music Hall; President Frances Bronet addresses the class of 2024; Honorees Sarah Lewis, Doris Magsaysay Ho, and John Pai. #PrattGrad24 #PrattInstitute
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