Animation, Interactive Media, & Game Design


Put your storytelling abilities to work in a field with unlimited creative potential. Interactive storytelling, animation, immersive environments (AR/VR), game design, and the supporting technologies available will enable you to realize your personal artistic vision.

This program focuses on the skills and tools you need, from 2D and 3D animation to programming to game engines. Our close-knit community of faculty and students encourages you to develop your own original ideas and aesthetics.

You’ll learn in a collaborative environment that mirrors the industry’s production pipeline and be able to apply for an independent study mentored by an instructor. In just two years, you’ll graduate as an accomplished generalist with top skills, ready to enter many fields, including 2D and 3D animation, game design, animation production, post-production, motion graphics, visual effects (VFX), and more.


FIT animation, interactive and media design BFA

Animation, Interactive Media, & Game Design BFA

You’ll receive a strong foundation in 3D modeling, 2D and 3D animation, and game development and design through a sequence of courses in a real-world production environment. Topics will include programming, storyboarding, modeling, rigging, animation, lighting, camera, compositing, sound editing, music, and effects. You'll also learn how to immerse players in environments through augmented and virtual reality.

Keep in mind that to be eligible to apply to the Animation, Interactive Media, & Game Design BFA, you will need an AAS, or 60 credits towards a BFA, preferably in Illustration, Fine Arts, Communication Design, or other Art and Design–related major. Learn more about eligibility for this program.

Degree Details


At FIT, you’ll take a giant leap into your relevant, creative career. We’re shaping the future of the creative. Whatever way you’re planning to design the future, we’ve got the program for you.

Outside the Classroom

Storytelling in the digital age … Create new characters, new species, and entirely new worlds that exist nowhere else.

Beyond Graduation

Learn From the Best

Our faculty are dedicated instructors who are industry professionals in the forefront of technology. Meet more Animation, Interactive Media, & Game Design faculty.

Hamilton “Tony” Johnson, Jr.

Hamilton “Tony” Johnson, Jr.

Over a 30-year career, Johnson has founded four computer graphics studios and created animations for clients including ABC-TV, Fox Television, AVID, NOVA/WGBH, NASA, and the Naval Research Laboratory. He has trained all branches of the military, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Defense Information School in computer graphics. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College.

Judy Garnar-Wortzel

Judy Garnar-Wortzel

Judy Garnar-Wortzel sees computer graphics as an artist’s medium. Through her passions for textiles, printmaking, and photography, Garnar-Wortzel has developed unique methods for teaching her students about light, color, and pattern.  Throughout her more than 30 year career in teaching computer graphic design at FIT, she has evolved her approach to take advantage of successive generations of technology. She believes everyone can find joy and creative spirit in computer graphics. Garnar-Wortzel earned her BFA in Textile/Surface Design at FIT.

Contact Us

Animation, Interactive Media, & Game Design

Pomerantz Center, Room D327
(212) 217-5440

Dan Shefelman


CJ Yeh

Assistant Chair

Y. Angel Rosado

Administrative Assistant

Art and Design Gallery

The Art and Design Gallery is open from 9 am until 5 pm, seven days per week. The gallery is located at the northwest corner of Seventh Avenue and 27th Street. 

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