I think that animation or the use of flash and other animation programs are part of the Web Design course as well as the Web Development course. It is necessary to always learn new techniques in this field though. It is very dynamic.
I believe you will learn some animation. This is what my dad took in school - he showed me some of his initial creations and one was a short animated movie. Of course this was a long time ago, but I don't see why they would remove that particular access.
As far as I know, flash animation would be the main part of web design courses. I've never studied flash animation myself, but I think it's very different from learning animation for a movie environment.