Animation and Motion Graphics (A.S.)

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The Animation and Motion Graphics program will provide you with the fundamentals of:

  • two- and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) animation,
  • motion graphics, and
  • special effects.

Animation and Motion Graphics are Widely Used

Once necessarily hand-made, expensive and rare, animation has undergone a technical transformation and is now a ubiquitous part of

  • special effects,
  • advertising campaigns,
  • video games,
  • movies, and
  • television.

Upon completion of the program requirements, the Associate of Science degree in Animation and Motion Graphics is awarded. Graduates of this program can enter a growing profession or transfer to bachelor-level programs in Animation at Lehman College or other media related programs at senior colleges.

Transfer Options

BMCC has articulation agreements with CUNY Lehman College to allow you to seamlessly continue your education there without any loss of credits.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Explore career paths for Animation and Motion Graphics (pdf)


Required Common Core

Flexible Core

Curriculum Requirements


MEA 201
Professional Development and Career Planning
MEA 371
Media Arts and Technology Internship
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Animation Program Elective 3
ART 168
Life Drawing Studio I
ART 176
Comic Art I
Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


Please note, these requirements are effective the 2023-2024 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.


  1. Students must take PHY 110 or PHY 400.
  2. Students must take MMP 100.
  3. Choose from any ANI course, MMA 215, MMA 225, MMA 235, MMP 210, MMP 250, MMP 270, COM 240, COM 245, MEA 211, MEA 371, MEA 300, HED 250, and BUS 200.  These credits can also be satisfied by a STEM variant.

Media Arts and Technology Department

199 Chambers Street, Room S-622
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 346-8525

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-8 p.m.
11 a.m.-7 p.m.