\ Bachelor of Animation and Digital Effects

Bachelor of Animation and Digital Effects

Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree program in Animation and Digital Effects, students will become professionals specialized in the production of computer-generated animation and digital effects and they will be able to create digital content for interactive productions.

Aim of Degree Program

To educate and train professionals who are capable of:

  • Developing animation projects through the application of principles and graphic techniques to represent stories and events by means of different media and digital platforms.
  • Creating a visual style and an efficient topology that allow for deformations and movement through organic and inorganic models for animation, visual effects, and interactive production.
  • Producing visual and audio elements and effects that satisfy the project’s needs, applying physical simulation techniques and combining real and digital elements to achieve audiovisual consistency and credibility.
  • Configuring the processing and rendering attributes of the visual production to create environments and scenarios, according to the needs of a project.
  • Representing a story through a narrative structure and the use of an audiovisual language to convey it in accordance with the requirements of users and clients.
  • Putting together a portfolio of evidence that allows them to enhance the knowledge and skills acquired during their education and training for their entrance into the labor market.

Short "En Camino" (On the Way), an animated film made by LAED students, alumni, and faculty members on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Universidad de Monterrey.


Admission Profile

As a candidate to pursue the Animation and Digital Effects program, you should…

  • Have an inclination for the arts and technology.
  • Be open to new ideas.
  • Have a disposition for improvement and self-learning.

Have knowledge of:

  • Writing texts in Spanish
  • Text reading in English
  • Basic mathematical operations and interpretations

Skills in:

  • Computer use and software
  • Sketching
  • Spatial management
  • Visual appreciation


Graduate Profile

  • You will apply principles of animation, animation techniques, animation visual styles, synchronization, interpretation, and character expression.
  • Use of shape and volume, anatomy, proportions, drawing analysis, images, objects, topology, digital sculpting, model density, and scale.
  • You will design audio, audio recording, physical simulations, digital composition, video effects, color correction, and integration of images from different sources.
  • You will apply the theory of color, illumination, materials configuration, the creation and application of textures, render configuration, and scale.
  • You will master audiovisual narrative, audiovisual language, narrative structure, and audiovisual production.
  • Management of time and space; representation of human expressions, teamwork, critical thinking, observation, interaction of the elements.
  • Attention to details, management of proportions, visualization, and translation of 2D and 3D shapes; effective use of scales.
  • Effective manipulation of images and video: developing digital effects based on audio.
  • Effective use of color, light, scales, and textures.
  • You will be able to tell stories using creativity and imagination, as well as the analysis and synthesis of readings.
  • Abstraction of shape and volume; use of specialized software, integration of foundations, effective communication with different audiences, offer feedback to others, orientation to the fulfillment of goals, roles, schedules, and expected results.

Field of Work

As a LAED graduate, you will be able to work in industries dedicated to information technologies, advertising, entertainment and fun, and education – due to the ongoing demand of experts in the production of interactive digital contents -, or you will be able to start your own business.

Professional Success

An UDEM LAED can work as a(n):

  • 3D Animator
  • 2D Digital Animator
  • 3D Artist
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Visual Effects Director
  • Character Artist
  • Scene Environment Artist
  • Video Game Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Graphic Display Producer
  • Digital Content Producer

Academic Program Director

Guillermo Enrique Lavín Montero 

[email protected]

+52 (81) 8215-1000 ext.4890

Bachelor’s degree in Animation and Digital Effects with Recognition of Official Validity of Studies (RVOE) granted by the Secretariat of Public Education, dated March 1, 2021, in accordance with agreement 20210412. Effective as from October 2020.