Choosing Villa Maria College was a no brainer for me. The small campus offered a good student-to-professor ratio and the College offers animation programs that I couldn’t find in any other local college. Lastly, the computers, software, and tablets used on campus are of industry-standard quality.
From the principles of animation, history of animation, timing, the amount of information that I have already gained from Villa’s animation program is incredible. On top of all the basics needed to become a successful animator, I have also learned the value of having a strong team that communicates regularly and well with each other.
My Villa education has already set me on track to obtain my personal goals. As an aspiring animator and modeler for bigger production companies like DreamWorks, Blue Sky, and Disney’s Pixar, I feel that Villa has opened some doors for me that I would otherwise not have found.
So far my favorite projects have been the ones that involved multiple team members. These projects that have helped me understand how the industry is run and how to prepare for any project that arises.
Villa was a great choice for me because they have helped me understand the inner workings of a studio, which in turn prepares me for my future and career in the animation industry. If other individuals seek the knowledge to launch their future into the animation industry, Villa and their staff of knowledgeable professors and educators will surely guide them down the right path. — Christopher Harper, 2018