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Julian Haliga Jr

I have always had an interest in the arts and illustration. I started drawing as a child after seeing my parents’ illustration and wanting to be like them. I decided to pursue this passion in college and take it further and add animation to my skill set. There’s a stigma around artists not being able to make money in industry, and I want to prove to everyone that having a career in your passion can work.


MATC’s unique facilities and the program’s innovative curriculum offer a comprehensive background in animation. Students have opportunities to learn about 2D animation and 3D animation. Portfolio reviews in several courses are designed to assist you in compiling work samples to show employers.

From visualization of architectural spaces to video games to effects in movies, animation is expanding.

The Animation associate degree features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


  • Animator 2D/3D
  • Background Designer
  • 3D Modeling Specialist
  • Character Rigger
  • Commercial Animator
  • Medical Animation Specialist
  • Legal Animation Simulation Specialist
  • Texture Artist