The Animation program has a national reputation and graduates have excellent job placement working within their disciplines. Students have won many prestigious awards, such as Student Academic awards and Emmys. Internships, Study Abroad programs, and field trips are a bridge to professional practice that allows students to visit artist, film, and gaming studios. Animation students at BYU get to work on collaborative projects with other disciplines and utilize software, studios, and other resources to complete their projects. Students are given opportunities to develop portfolios as they work on personal work, group projects, and major films that will help prepare for a successful career as an artist in Animation. In this major, students study figure drawing, traditional and digital animation, illustration, art history, and other topics.