Curious about where your love for design or animation could take you? Learn to lead with the help of Longwood’s passionate, expert design and animation faculty. Explore visual and design principles that bring graphic and animated storytelling to life. Discover and develop your own techniques using cutting edge technology and industry standard animation software.

Career Path

Longwood produces design and animation professionals with a broad knowledge base of their discipline and the ability to creatively think and problem solve in this versatile industry. These are some of the jobs our alumni have:

  • Creative Directors
  • Design Directors
  • Senior Art Directors
  • Art Directors
  • Assistant Art Directors
  • Graphic Designers
  • Marketing (Graphic) Designers
  • Designers
  • Web Master/developers
  • UX, UI designers
  • Front-end Web Developers
  • Marketing Analysts
  • Illustrators
  • Production Designers
  • Multimedia artists/animators
  • Storyboard artists
  • Stop motion animators
  • 3-D modelers
  • Compositing artists
  • Simulation artists
  • Forensic Animators
  • Medical Illustrators or Animators
  • Render Wranglers
  • Texture Artists
  • Special FX artists
  • Advertising Animators

What You'll Study


We believe successful designers and animators are successful problem-solvers and critical thinkers, so you'll explore how to become both. We believe effective design is effective visual communication, so you'll study persuasive message and how to make thoughtful use of the elements of design.

Your projects are framed as real-world assignments and you're encouraged to undertake the role of citizen designer/animator in contemporary practice of design and animation.


Our curriculum provides a solid foundation in traditional and digital craft and tools skills with courses in Drawing for Design, Visual Problem Solving for Design and Digital Craft and Color.

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Meet Nick, a graduating senior and one of Nickelodeon's newest SpongeBob storyboard artists.