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Introducing at Daemen College: The International Center for Excellence in Animation.

The Center houses Daemen's academic programs in Animation (B.F.A.) and Visual Effects (Certificate), as well as industry partners IBC Digital, and Empire Visual Effects.

Daemen delivers instruction in two areas: Animation (B.F.A.) and Visual Effects (Certificate). Animation provides students with more than a technical knowledge. They gain a strong foundation in the Fine Arts to support their investigation of story, action, and artistry. The Certificate Training Program in Visual Effects is a highly intensive program that trains students in current industry practice and prepares them to enter into the VFX industry

The partnership between Daemen College and IBC Digital and Empire VFX allows for professional experience before graduation, and an immediate transition into professional practice. IBC is a three-dimensional animation company provides students with a professional model and internship possibilities. Empire VFX, also located at the Center, is an operating post-production studio seeking qualified graduates of the Certificate Training Program as employees.

In 2010 Daemen signed an agreement with the Toronto Animation School Max the Mutt. Academic programs in China, Singapore and Mexico will also provide the opportunity for international exchange.