A cutting-edge field, animation studies unites practitioners and scholars in the history and theory of animation to explore animation's many applications in our digitized world. Its concentration on animation makes this field inherently interdisciplinary, as it highlights the effects and importance of new media in all areas of knowledge and cultural impact.
Because of its wide-ranging importance, academic training in animation studies will better equip students with professional understanding and literacy in whatever career path they choose. Our emphasis on interdisciplinary critical thinking and evaluation has utility well beyond the arts, extending into novel problem-solving approaches for cooperative learning and other professional skill sets highly demanded by today's competitive economy.
The Certificate in Animation Studies is an exciting opportunity for students to build a practical, interdisciplinary arts component into their academic program, ensuring that their time at Texas Tech translates into meaningful and significant preparation for the next stage in their careers and lives.