Earn Your Digital Arts, Animation & Game Design Degree in Only 1.5 to 2.5 Years

Bachelors (BA) or Masters (MFA) in Digital Arts, Animation & Game Design Available On-Ground or Low-Residency

Fully Immersive Program for Visual Effects, Animation, and Game Development

Transform your passion for visual storytelling and technical talents into a fulfilling career!

Seattle Film Institute’s Digital Arts, Animation & Game Design program immerses you in every step of the creative pipeline – from concept to finished masterpiece. In the hands-on studio environment, you’ll learn from industry experts and gain the comprehensive skills to excel in this dynamic field with many applicable career paths.

Do you…

  • Have a creative personality?
  • Prefer visual storytelling?
  • Enjoy working with technology and software?

If you answered “yes,” then becoming an Visual Effects Artist, Animator, or Game Developer might be an exciting and fulfilling career. Start your journey with one of the best Film & Digital Arts Schools in Seattle!

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Featured Alumni: Nick Henning

Nick Henning is a graduate of the Digital Arts, Animation & Game Design Degree at Seattle Film Institute. A driven student who traded a good job to pursue a career in Visual Effects and 3D Film Modeling. He regularly takes his talents to the next level in a bid to become one of the best. Take a moment to hear about his education experience!

Digital Arts, Animation & Game Design Program Curriculum

Classes Enrolling Now, Space is Limited

The Digital Arts, Animation & Game Design program is a fully immersive experience available both on-ground and low-residency. Students learn by doing with a hands-on curriculum in a typical studio environment. Your studies will include:

Digital Imaging and Animation
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
3D Animation
Modeling and Texturing
Basic Coding Language
Game Design

With access to modern equipment and industry-standard VFX & modeling software, you’ll have the tools you need to create professional-quality animations, games, and 2D/3D models. Part of the course is to build yourself a standout portfolio that showcases your talent and creativity.

The Digital Arts, Animation & Game Design course curriculum is recognized by the ACCSC. We offer undergraduate (Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree) and graduate (Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) degree) options. SFI features accelerated programs and accepts transfer credits from accredited colleges.

Seattle Campus Location & Details

Seattle Film Institute

  • 3210 16th Ave W
    Seattle, WA 98119

  • Monday – Thursday: 9am – 6:30pm
    Friday: 9am – 3pm
    Saturday – Sunday: Closed
    Closed on statutory holidays.

An Animator or Game Designer Career Outlook

Upon graduating from SFI’s Digital Arts, Animation & Game Design Program, you’ll be equipped to pursue a diverse range of career paths. Your skillset will be highly sought-after in a multitude of industries, including filmmaking, game design, visual effects, motion graphics, architecture, interior design, advertising, and web design. With the skills and knowledge you gain, you can start achieving your dreams.

A 3D Visual Effects Tunnel by SFI Students

Our commitment to your success includes building connections within the animation and game design industry in Washington state and beyond. There is career services support available for graduates.

Why Choose SFI as Your Digital Arts School?

All SFI programs provide a hands-on education and practical experience that provide the groundwork for successful careers. “Learn by doing” is our philosophy.

From week one, you’ll dive into your first project, setting the tone for an immersive learning experience. Our instructors expertly guide you through each lesson, gradually expanding your skills while exposing you to every facet of your field of study.

By the time you graduate, you’ll possess both theoretical knowledge and real-world experience, everything you need for a professional advantage.

Modern facilities and equipment complement your tenure at SFI. You’ll have access to industry-standard tools and software from the start, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the demands of your future career.

Moreover, you will get the space to explore and develop your creative passions. Our game design college instructors understand the creative process and actively encourage you to implement your ideas. This will foster your natural talents and uncover hidden skills.

Financial Aid Options

Visual Effects & Animation College can be more affordable than you think. The best way to start planning for your education is to see if you are eligible for grants or scholarships.

All students are encouraged to fill out a FAFSA application. This is an important step even if you think you might not be eligible and can open up many opportunities for support.

Connect with our dedicated financial aid team to explore your options. At SFI, personalized support is central to our ethos, ensuring you receive guidance from the moment you reach out. Request more information today, and our team will assist you with financial aid and any other inquiries you may have, even before you step into the classroom.