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Tampa Media Arts& Animation BFA Degree

Pursue your career goals with a BFA Degree in Media Arts & Animation

Transmission Drain Plug Location On Jeep Liberty Engine Oil Diagram A BFA degree in Media Arts & Animation at the Art at The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, is designed to build on the foundations of animation and design while promoting individual creativity. It will push you to go beyond your comfort zone as you explore and experiment with new ideas and techniques.

Topic Ac Dimmer Circuit Ideas Read 9099 Times Previous Topic Next In our Media Arts & Animation degree courses, you’ll start by drawing by hand and exploring the fundamentals of composition, color, and design. Then, you’ll move to building skills in storytelling, 2D and 3D animation, modeling, background design, lighting, rigging, and more. From concept to creation to editing and delivery, you can learn it all while working with same kind of software and technology used by industry professionals—and while collaborating with other talented, inspiring students in your program. Our Media Arts & Animation degree program focuses on professionalism and helping you pursue your career goals, while immersing you in the creative culture that the Tampa area has to offer.

Krishna Sadasivam, Media Arts & Animation Instructor, The Art Institute of Tampa

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Media Arts & Animation, 2016 (BFA) Alumnus Andre Bowen | The Art Institute of Tampa:

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts & Animation

Quarter Credit Hours:
12 Quarters

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Meet Our Alumni

  • The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design alumni AJ Mangas

    AJ Mangas

    Culinary Arts , 2013

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    Line and Banquet Cook at Carlouel Yacht Club

    AJ Mangas is working as a line and banquet cook at Carlouel Yacht Club in Clearwater, Florida. He is responsible for preparing stations and banquets, as well as creating dishes. AJ says that his days are very fast paced. “We have a small staff in the kitchen, so it requires a lot of concentration and technique to ensure the food is prepared correctly and to the [Head] Chef’s standards,” he says.

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    *Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

  • The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design alumni Joshua Zeff

    Joshua Zeff

    Graphic & Web Design , 2014

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    Joshua Zeff

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    Chevy Impala Wiring Diagram On 2002 Chevrolet Impala Fuse Box Diagram Joshua Zeff is working as the graphic designer for J&R Bicycles in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is responsible for marketing, print, and web applications for the company. Joshua says that he enjoys the calm and chaotic combination that each day brings. “One day you’re doing nothing but the normal routine and then next day, eight products come in, two sales need promotional material done, and your boss is requesting design briefs. But that’s why I love what I do.”

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    Jenna Mack

    Graphic & Web Design , 2013

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    Senior Graphic Designer for Triad Retail Media

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    Control Solenoid On Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Location She admits that her career is demanding and recommends that when pressure sets in, it’s important to remember the end goal. “Remind yourself of how far you've come and know that soon enough you're going to look back on this moment and realize how much further you've gotten. You will surprise yourself in what you accomplish and it makes the struggles worth it.” She adds that simply meeting job requirements is not enough, and takes pride in surrounding herself with information that helps her to grow professionally. This has allowed her to feel more confident in business meetings. “If you know what you're talking about it shows, and people start depending on you and looking at you as a go-to person for certain things. That's a great feeling.”

    Hot Swap Push Pull Sync Buck Negative Flyback Dual Sync Buck Reference Design Jenna cites a time when she felt stuck on a project—and says that while it is difficult, everyone goes through it. “I realized that if other people could get past it, then I could too. I also changed how I looked at my current situation. Changing your perspective can make everything feel a lot better.” For a mental break, she takes the time to play a game, work on a puzzle, or share ideas with coworkers. “We also surround our work area with inspiring quotes and good design.”

    Cj7 Light Switch Wiring Diagram On 1977 Ford Alternator Wiring Diagram Her determination is rewarded when she receives compliments on her work. “Seeing your work live, or people interacting with it, is pretty rewarding.” She did face a challenge after her manager left—she was given the opportunity to either step up and take the open position or to continue working under a new manager. “It was a little scary and a lot all at once, but I felt I deserved the chance to step up and I wanted to take the challenge. So far, it's gone more smoothly than I thought, and pushed me to step outside of my comfort zone. I've accomplished things I wouldn't have believed were possible for me a year ago.”

    Home Electrical Wiring Design Pdf Jenna, who in 2013 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Tampa, says that her instructors’ drive and passion in design was inspiring. She adds that the school’s strict attendance policy prepared her for a real world work environment—she was early to every class, stayed late, and only missed class if she absolutely had too. “I became more responsible. I definitely didn't feel like the typical college student.”

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    Kirsten "KJ" Mathers

    Culinary Arts , 2016

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    Kirsten "KJ" Mathers
    Head Chef at Resort on Island of St. Kitts, Oversees Kitchen and Menu Creation

    Kirsten Mathers’ first immersion into international cuisine took place when she traveled to Italy, while still a student, as a finalist in the Urbani Tartufi Truffle Competition. Today, she’s working as the head chef of a resort on the island of St. Kitts, in charge of a restaurant that recently re-opened. Kirsten oversees the menu, puts ServSafe procedures in place, standardizes menus, and manages inventory. “It was an unexpected opportunity, but one that I know will be pivotal in my professional career,” she says.

    While still a student, Kirsten earned the opportunity to cook New Year’s Eve dinner at the prestigious James Beard House and was selected for a two week trip to Italy to participate in the Urbani Tartufi Truffle Competition. Upon completion of her degree, two of her Chef instructors helped to connect her with an internship at an Italian resort—and finally her job in St. Kitts.

    Her work day includes morning prep, then a quick break before she returns in the afternoon to get ready for dinner service. As the restaurants ramps up its staff, Kirsten hopes to turn over the prep work to new hires and devote more time to planning and record keeping—but will continue to work inside the kitchens for the dinner hours.

    Kirsten says that she’s currently facing a big challenge. “The executive chef of the resort where my restaurant is located resigned unexpectedly four days after I got here. I was left in charge of a restaurant that had re-opened just five days before his resignation.” She adds that her education immediately assisted her with stepping up to the challenge. “The well-rounded education that I got at The Art Institute of Tampa, as well as the support of my chef instructors and family/friends [allowed me] to face this challenge with confidence and excitement.”

    On St. Kitts, there’s an existing framework to Island favorites—but growing tourism allows Kirsten to experiment and stretch the minds of her culinary staff. “It's always a conversation, but it's been fun to see the way that all of us are willing to try new things, or combine both the local heart and the tourists’ tastes.”

    While she tries to make room for downtime, she says that a chef's mind never stops. “Food never ends, so cooking never ends. Requisitions never end so tracking products never ends. Restaurants cannot remain stagnant, so you must learn the taste of people around you to know what sorts of things you can create to put on the menu.” Kirsten spends time learning how to create foods and says that she’s always present and aware—watching everything going on in the kitchen. “On the flip side, to be a healthy chef, you must make sure to commit to stopping your chef brain and taking time to do what you need to do for yourself to keep you going as a chef.”

    Kirsten, who in 2016 earned an Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Tampa, says that she started her culinary education five years after earning a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry. “I knew I needed to do something more.

    Up until then I had worked in a coffee shop, served in a restaurant, and did a quick stint as a bank teller, but never really considered culinary school until I realized that all of my free time was spent experimenting in the kitchen.” She says that the labs and in-kitchen classes challenged her and that her instructors pushed her to reach her potential. “The classroom curriculum enabled a more broad vision of what it is like to be a chef. Without the full scope of the curriculum there, I would not be able to approach this job in the way that I am now.”

    She admits that life in the culinary industry is tough, requiring a hardworking, consistent attitude. “All chefs fail at some point or another, because food is a endless palate. The fact of the matter is that you will get out what you put in. I'm sure people have heard that over and over again, but we must rise to the challenges that are placed in front of us.” Kirsten mentions that her instructors wanted her to be successful and encouraged her to become a consistent, and curious culinary artist.

    “It’s been a wild ride, and I am excited to see the way things keep on unfolding. I do have to say though that as much as I have reaped rewards of hard work and determination, not one bit of any of it would be possible without the network of chefs teaching, guiding, helping, and encouraging me. One cannot be a chef alone.”

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    Ryan Sullivan

    Digital Filmmaking & Video Production , 2012

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    Ryan Sullivan

    Promotions Producer for Sinclair Broadcast Group

    Botox Diagram Male Ryan Sullivan is a promotions producer for Sinclair Broadcast Group. He writes, edits, and films news talent to promote daily events for KEYE TV News in Austin, Texas. Ryan also produces spots to promote station branding. “My typical workday begins with me going over current events happening around our city. I will write and produce commercials. And before the 10 o'clock news, I will sit in meetings to find the story we will promote for the newscast,” he says.

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What Will I Study?


I'm ready to start telling stories.

1970 Chevy 350 Transmission Control Spark Solenoid Chevy 350 Engine Our Media Arts & Animation curriculum will truly put you to the test. Because it was designed by industry experts to help put you in a position to succeed in a field where the only limit is your imagination. You'll study:

  • Digital Imaging
  • Life Drawing for Animation
  • Character and Object Design for Animation
  • Cinematic Storytelling
  • Digital Editing
  • Computer 3D Modeling and Animation
  • Principles of Animation
  • Acting / Movement
  • 2D Animation
  • Storyboard Rendering for Animation
  • Camera and Lighting Techniques
  • Creative and Collaborative Project Management
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Character Animation
  • 3D Textures
  • Web Animation

I'm looking for my proving ground.

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*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.


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