UNITED STATES

3DTraining.com
New York, NY
Phone: 1-877-RING-3DTi
Fax: 212-967-7971
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.3dtraining.com
Degrees/certificates offered: Certificate and Diplomas offered in 3D Animation and Design
Number of students in animation program: Approx. 30 – 40 per month
Cost of program: $950 - $4,650
Head of animation: Bobby Roy
Head of admissions: Brian Wilson
Time of year offered: New classes start every month
Application deadline: Two weeks prior to selected start date
Equipment: Students must have a computer and access to high speed Internet

Abram Friedman Occupational Center
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 626-419-6953
E-mail: [email protected]
Degrees/certificates offered: 3D Animation Certificate
Number of students in animation program: 18
Cost of program: $60 per semester
Head of animation: Daniel Manahan
Time of year offered: Yearround
Application deadline: Open enrollment
Equipment: PC lab with animation and graphics software

Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA
Phone: 800-544-2787
Fax: 415-618-6287
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.academyart. edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA, MFA, AA and Certificate
Number of students in animation program: Approx. 2,000
Cost of program: Undergraduate: $670 per unit; Graduate: $770
Head of animation: Sherrie H. Sinclair and Chris Armstrong,
MFA Director: Tom Bertino
Time of year offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Equipment: FlipBook, Animo, Lunchbox Synch, Photoshop, Maya, ZBrush

The Animation Academy
Burbank, CA
Phone: 818-848-6590
E-mail: info@ theanimationacademy.com
Website: theAnimationAcademy.com
Degrees/certificates offered: Certificate for 1 year full time study
Number of students in animation program: 100
Cost of program: $240 to enter, $195 to continue
Head of animation: Charles Zembillas
Head of admissions: George Novotny
Time of year offered: Yearround, 6 semesters per year with mid-semester enrollment
Application deadline: End of each month
Equipment: Basics of Character Design, Background Design, Visual Development, Storyboard Fundamentals, we specialize in pre-production design and use a Video Lunchbox for exercises in animation fundamentals. We use two textbooks for our classes, Controlling Illusion by Charles Zembillas and Cinematics Storyboard Workshop by Gregg Davidson.

Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University

Boston, MA
Phone: 617-585-6710
Fax: 617-585-6720
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.aiboston.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA, MFA, Advanced Professional Certificate in Animation
Number of students in animation program: About 40
Cost of program: Tuition = $24,825
Head of animation: John Casey
Head of admissions: Bob Gielow
Time of year offered: Fall and Spring
Application deadline: February 15

The Art Institute of California – Orange County
Santa Ana, CA
Phone: 888-549-3055
Fax: 714-556-1923
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.artinstitutes.edu/orangecounty
Degrees/certificates offered: Bachelor of Science
Number of students in animation program: 200
Cost of program: $483/credit
Head of animation: Lawrence Richman
Head of admissions: Timothy Hansen
Time of year offered: Yearround
Application deadline: Rolling admission
Equipment: PC and Mac labs, motion capture lab, AV lab, traditional animation lab

The Art Institute of Las Vegas
Henderson, NV
Phone: 800-833-2678
Fax: 702-992-8564
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.artinstitutes.edu/lasvegas
Degrees/certificates offered: Bachelor of Science
Number of students in animation program: 180
Cost of program: $80,000
Head of animation: Jon Kerbaugh
Head of admissions: Dewey McGuirk
Time of year offered: Yearround
Equipment: HP, Mac – Maya primary software

The Bakshi School of Animation
Silver City, NM
Phone: 575-534-9291
Website: www.thebakshischool.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Cost of program: Call for pricing.
Head of animation: Eddie Bakshi
Head of admissions: Jess Gorell
Time of year offered: Both group and private weekly classes as well as individualized workshops are available throughout the year. Online classes to come.

Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
Phone: 801-422-2064
Fax: 801-422-0654
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.et.byu.edu/animation
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA
Number of students in animation program: 75
Cost of program: http://home.byu.edu/webapp/finserve/content/page/Tuition.html
Head of animation: Kelly Loosli
Time of year offered: Fall
Application deadline: April 1, August 1 for transfer students
Equipment: Maya on Linux Systems, RenderMan, Shake, Adobe Suite, Painter, Animo, Cintiq lab, program screening room; full access to motion picture studio with film, video,
film transfer suite, sound, etc.

California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA
Phone: 661-255-1050
Fax: 661-253-7824
Website: www.calarts.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA, MFA
Number of students in animation program: 240
Cost of program: $32,860
Head of animation: Experimental Animation: Codirectors Laura Heit and Paul Vester. Character Animation: Interim co-directors Dan Hansen and John Mahoney.
Head of admissions: Molly Ryan
Time of year offered: Sept. through May
Application deadline: January 5
Equipment: 3D Computer Animation labs; 2D Computer Animation labs; pencil testing, audio mixing, sound effects library, DSLR camera kits and camera stands, digital production and post production, stop motion.

California State University Northridge (CSUN)
Northridge, CA
Phone: 818-677-2348
Fax: 818-677-3046
E-mail: mary.a.trujillo@csun. edu
Website: csun.edu/art/viscom
Degrees/certificates offered: BA Art, Animation Concentration in 3D CG, 2D & Drawing Character & Storyboarding.
Number of students in animation program: 150
Cost of program: $1,800 per semester
Head of animation: Prof. Mary Ann Trujillo
Head of admissions: Sevet Pirjan, Art Dept. ph. 818-677-2348
Time of year offered: Fall and spring
Application deadline: November 30
Equipment: 2 animation labs, 50 Macs with 3D CG Maya & 2D Flash, Cintiqs & Wacom, Lunchbox & Digital Shooter, animation drawing tables, life drawing studio

California State University Summer Arts
Long Beach, CA
Phone: 562-951-4060
Fax: 562-951-4982
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.csusummerarts.org
Degrees/certificates offered: Three units of undergraduate or graduate credit per course
Number of students in animation program: 30
Cost of program: $900 Undergraduate; $1,104 Graduate; See website for more info
Head of animation: Professor Rick Vertolli
Head of admissions: Joanne Sharp
Time of year offered: Animation: Character & Story offered June 28 to July 11, 2009
Application deadline: Refer to website in January 2009
Equipment: Refer to website in January 2009

CartoonSupplies
Temecula, CA
Phone: 951-593-5086
Fax: 951-593-5087
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.CartoonSupplies.com
Degrees/certificates offered: Teacher training in Traditional Animation and Digital Ink & Paint
Number of students in animation program: Have trained over 500 teachers
Cost of program: $600 per one day workshop
Head of animation: Nataha Lightfoot
Head of admissions: Seomii Lightfoot
Time of year offered: By appointment on weekends – Year-round - Teachers only
Application deadline: By appointment; call for available dates, apply two weeks in advance
Equipment: Pencil test equipment, pro animation stations, Macs and PCs with Retas Pro Software

Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University
Waltham, MA / Washington, DC
Phone: 800-808-CDIA (800-808-2342)
Fax: 781-209-0018
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.cdiabu.com
Degrees/certificates offered: Certificate (graduate from Boston University’s College of Communication)
Number of students in animation program: 100 (12 to 1 student to teacher ratio)
Cost of program: $22,500
Head of animation: Howard Kaplan, Program Director
Head of admissions: Kerri Olson, Director of Admissions
Time of year offered: Spring, summer and fall Sessions
Application deadline: Rolling admissions
Equipment: Maya 2009, Mudbox, ZBrush, Adobe Suite - Photoshop, After Effects, Flash, etc.

Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Orange, CA
Phone: 714-997-6765
Fax: 714-997-6885
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://ftv.chapman.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA Digital Arts
Number of students in animation program: 75
Cost of program: $33,760 per year
Head of animation: Professor Janell Shearer
Head of admissions: Noelle Novoa
Time of year offered: Fall and spring
Application deadline: Fall: January 15 for freshman, March 1 for transfers; Spring: November 1
Equipment: Production design lab, motion capture stage and foley stage designed by foley experts at Warner Bros.; 34 individual editing rooms and 10 sound suites; Autodesk Lustre, Smmoke and Flame stations; Avid Nitris DS, Nitris Symphony and Media Composer systems; two fullnetworked computer labs with: Autodesk Maya, Motion Builder and Toxik, Adobe After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop, Flash, Google SketchUp, Apple VectorWorks, Avid MCSoft, Pro Tools LE with MBOX, Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling, Final Draft, Sony Vegas, DVD Architect, Sony Acid and Frame Forge Storyboarding software.

Cogswell Polytechnical College
Sunnyvale, CA
Phone: 408-541-0100 or 800-
264-7955
Fax: 408-747-0764
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.cogswell.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BA/BS
Number of students in animation program: 59
Cost of program: $8,586 per semester full time, $708 per unit
Head of animation: Michael Huber
Head of admissions: Barb Bloom
Time of year offered: Yearround
Application deadline: Varies
Equipment: Please call

Collin County Community College
Plano, TX
Phone: 972-516-5089
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.ccccd.edu/academicprograms/animation.html
Degrees/certificates offered: Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in 3D Animation/ Game Art, Graphic Design Print/Web, Digital Video, Commercial Photography
Number of students in animation program: 80-100
Cost of program: $3,200 - $7,700 for AAS degree (instate/county vs. out of state)
Head of animation: Tom Ottinger
Head of admissions: Todd Fields, [email protected]
Time of year offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Application deadline: See http://www.ccccd.edu/ps/prospectivestudents.html
Equipment: Dell & Macintosh computers, each student has dedicated workstation in-class and generous lab time access (3 year equipment cycle); current versions of Maya Unlimited 2009, Mudbox 2009, Final Cut Studio 2, Adobe CS3/4 (all applications)

Columbus College of Art & Design
Columbus, OH
Phone: 614-222-3261
Fax: 614-222-4040
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.ccad.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA in Animation
Number of students in animation program: 180
Cost of program: $21,000
Head of animation: Ron Saks
Head of admissions: Tom Green
Time of year offered: Full academic year
Application deadline: March 1
Equipment: Full 2D & 3D labs, Apple and Windows platforms, Maya, Modo, Mudbox, Toon Boom, Aftereffects, Flash, etc.

CSU Fullerton Entertainment Art and Animation Program

Fullerton, CA
Phone: 714-278-3471
Fax: 714-278-2390
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.fullerton.edu/arts/art
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA in Entertainment Art and Animation & Illustration, MA, and MFA in Illustration
Number of students in animation program: 90 Entertainment Art and Animation majors
Cost of program: Tuition = $4,000 a year
Head of animation: Professor Dana J. Lamb
Head of admissions: [email protected]
Time of year offered: Fall and spring semesters and summer session
Application deadline: See website
Equipment: Multiple Macbased labs with 2D and 3D software

The DAVE School
Orlando, FL
Phone: 407-224-3283
Fax: 407-224-5648
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.DaveSchool.com
Degrees/certificates offered: Certificate of Completion; Occupational Associates Degree
Number of students in animation program: 80-120
Cost of program: $33,500
Head of animation: Jeff Scheetz
Head of admissions: Scottie Graham
Time of year offered: Start dates in January, March, June, and September
Application deadline: Rolling admission
Equipment: LightWave, PC, VICON Motion Capture system

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Redmond, WA and Singapore
Phone: 425-558-0299
Fax: 425-558-0378
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.digipen.edu
Degrees/Certificates offered: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Production Animation, Bachelor of Arts in Game Design, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation, Bachelor of Science in Game Design, Master of Science in Computer Science
Number of students in animation program: 230
Cost of program: $476 per credit hour
Head of animation: Tony White
Head of admissions: Angela Kugler
Time of year offered: Enrollment once a year, each September
Application deadline: Rolling Admissions
Equipment: 2D Lightboxes, computers with 3D Studio Max, Maya, ZBrush, and Wacom tablets, camera table, sound editing suite, video cameras and lights, projection/audio facilities in major lecture rooms,
fully-equipped student labs in addition to classrooms and life drawing
studio, and a dedicated library.

Digital Media Arts College
Boca Raton, FL
Phone: 866-255-3622
Fax: 561-391-2480
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.dmac.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA Computer Animation, BFA Graphic Design, MFA Special Effects Animation, MFA Graphic Design
Number of students in animation program: 300 +/-
Cost of program: $22,260 per year BFA, $23,850 per year MFA
Head of animation: Andres Del Valle (Undergrad), David Xu (Graduate)
Head of admissions: Dean Scott Miller
Time of year offered: Spring (January), Summer (June), Fall (September)
Application deadline: 30 days prior to semester start
Equipment: Hardware updated once every 1-2 semesters; 1 MFA Animation lab, 3 BFA Animation labs,
5 Graphic Design labs, edit lab, motion-capture studio, art rooms; hardware includes Dell Precision 530’s dual Xeon processor computers, Boxx dual processor computers, Apple G5s, high-def and LCD monitors, high-speed Processors, Nvidio Quadro video cards, digital projectors, scanners and more

Digital Media Lab Academy
Baton Rouge, LA U
Phone: 225-389-7249
Fax: 225-389-7245
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.advancebr.org/edi
Degrees/certificates offered: High School Diploma
Number of students in animation program: 100 per grade starting in 2010 with an entering class of Freshmen. In 4 years, the school will have 400 students enrolled. The school is focused on digital arts and technology, with animation techniques integrated in the curriculum.
Cost of program: Free of tuition for students (this is our anticipation, but nothing is final yet)
Application deadline: N/A (the school will be opened in 2010)

Digital-Tutors
Oklahoma City, OK
Phone: 405-601-4806
Fax: 405-601-2472
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.digitaltutors.com
Degrees/certificates offered: None, all self-pacedtraining
Number of students in animation program: Over a million online students
Cost of program: From $50-80
Time of year offered: Yearround

Earthlight Pictures Animation Training and Teletraining
Worldwide via the Internet
Phone: 503-697-7914
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.earthlightpictures.com
Degrees/certificates offered:Certificate
Number of students in animation program: 10-60
Cost of program: Varies widely depending on format selected; call for details
Head of animation: John Teton
Time of year offered: Yearround

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, PA
Phone: 814-732-2406
Fax: 814-732-2414
E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
Website: www.edinboro.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA in Applied Media Arts
Number of students in animation program: 240
Cost of program: $13,700 resident / $16,500 non-resident per academic year (includes tuition, housing & fees)
Head of animation: Michael Genz
Head of admissions: J. P. Cooney
Time of year offered: Fall and spring semesters
Application deadline: None
Equipment: Traditional, stop-motion and computer animation

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY
Phone: 212-217-5440
Fax: 212-217-4681
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.fitnyc.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA Computer Animation & Interactive Media
Number of students in animation program: 50
Cost of program: In-state residents: $4,567 per year, out of state residents $11,140 per year
Head of animation: Terry Blum
Head of admissions: Elizabeth Grubic
Time of year offered: Fall
Application deadline: March 1
Equipment: HP Platform – Softimage|XSI, AVID, Adobe Master Suite, Autodesk, etc.

Forsyth Technical Community College
Winston-Salem, NC
Phone: 336-723-0371
Fax: 336-761-2399
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www1.forsythtech.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: AAS in Digital Effects and Animation Technology
Number of students in animation program: 35
Cost of program: $42 per semester hour
Head of animation: Herbert I Burns 336-734-7342
Head of admissions: Jean Groom 336-734-7492
Time of year offered: Fall, spring and summer semesters
Application deadline: Summer
Equipment: Adobe Master Collection, Toon Boom Digital Pro, Maya 2009, SketchUp, PC based, Wacom sketch tablets, dual flat screen monitors, Next engine 3d Scanner, ABS plastic 3d printer, z-Corp 3d printer

Full Sail University
Winter Park, FL
Phone: 866-226-7625
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.fullsail.edu
Degrees/certificates offered:
Associates, Bachelors, Masters
Number of students in animation program: 880
Cost of program: $34,775 - $72,775
Head of animation: Pete Bandstra
Head of admissions: Mary Beth Plank-Mezzo
Time of year offered: Yearround
Application deadline: Rolling admissions
Equipment: Motion-capture studio, traditional art studios, powerful computer workstations and software such as Autodesk Maya and Adobe Creative Suite

Gnomon School of Visual Effects
Hollywood, CA
Phone: 323-466-6663
Fax: 323-466-6710
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.gnomonschool.com
Degrees/certificates offered: High End Computer Graphics Certificate Program
Number of students in animation program: 250
Cost of program: $45k (2-year program)
Head of animation: Tefft Smith II, [email protected]
Head of admissions: Brian Bradford, [email protected]
Time of year offered: 4 times a year (quarterly)
Application deadline: www.gnomonschool.com/calendar.php
Equipment: www.gnomonschool.com/experience/facilities/facilities.php

The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University
Plano, TX
Phone: 214-768-9950
Fax: 972-473-3599
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://guildhall.smu.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: Master’s Degree in Interactive Technology; Graduate Certification in Game Development
Number of students in animation program: 45 approx.
Cost of program: Master’s Degree Program = $51,000; Graduate Certification Program = $46,000
Head of animation: Chad Walker and Eric Walker
Head of admissions: Dr. Peter E. Raad
Time of year offered: Fall and spring
Application deadline: Fall semester: April; Spring semester: October
Equipment: Mo-Cap; Each student is given a Dell XPS M1730 production laptop and a Wacom tablet upon admission; 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, Mudbox, Body Paint 3D and Adobe Premier (in the editing facility)

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
Phone: 616-331-5000, 800-748-0246
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.gvsu.edu/filmvideo
Degrees/certificates offered: BA, BS Film/Video Production, Animation/New Media Emphasis
Number of students in animation program: 40
Cost of program: $8,200/yr. resident; $12,500/yr. nonresident
Head of animation: Deanna Morse and Kim Roberts
Time of year offered: Fall and winter
Application deadline: Rolling
Equipment: 4 Macintosh graphics labs, 3 Video Lunchboxes, a wide array of video production equipment, 16mm film equipment; animation software includes Flash, After Effects and Lightwave 3D

Grossmont College
El Cajon, CA
Phone: 619-644-7000
Fax: 619-644-7922
Website: www.grossmont.edu
Number of students in animation program: 22
Cost of program: $88/semester- for one class
Time of year offered: Spring and fall
Application deadline: Information and schedule of classes on the website
Equipment: Photoshop Illustrator and Flash

Indiana University School of Informatics Media Arts & Science
Indianapolis, IN
Phone: 317-278-4636
Fax: 317-278-7859
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://newmedia.iupui.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BS, MS in Media Arts & Science
Number of students in animation program: Undergraduate: 398; Graduate: 38
Cost of program: $217.70 per credit, undergraduate/ resident. $259.35 per credit, graduate/resident.
Head of animation: Anthony Faiola, Ph.D., Program Director
Head of admissions: Mark McCreary, Asst. Dean
Time of year offered: Fall, spring and summer terms
Application deadline: Undergraduate: rolling admission per IUPUI schedule; Graduate: January 15 of each year only
Equipment: Digital video/still cameras and audio recorders; mics, light kits, mixers; Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, Premiere, Maya, 3ds Max, Final Cut Pro, N-Track, ACID, etc.

Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Phone: 515-294-2089
Fax: 515-294-5530
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.hci.iastate.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: PhD, MS, Online MS, Graduate Certificate, all in Human Computer Interaction
Number of students in animation program: 94 students in the HCI Graduate Program
Cost of program: Resident tuition is about $9,500 per year
Head of animation: James Oliver, Director of HCI Graduate Program
Head of admissions: James Oliver
Application deadline: January 15, 2009

Lightfoot Ltd, inc.
Temecula, CA
Phone: 951-593-5165
Fax: 951-593-5166
E-mail: Sales@Lightfoot[email protected]
Website: www.AnimationSupplies.com
Degrees/certificates offered: Teacher Training in Traditional Animation and Digital Ink & Paint
Number of students in animation program: We have trained over 500 teachers
Cost of program: $600 per one day workshop
Head of animation: Nataha Lightfoot
Head of admissions: Seomii Lightfoot
Time of year offered: By appointment on weekends - Year-round - Teachers Only
Application deadline: By appointment; call for available dates, apply two weeks in advance
Equipment: Pencil test equipment, pro animation stations, Macs and PCs with Retas Pro Software

The Los Angeles Film School
Hollywood, CA
Phone: 323-860-0789
Fax: 323-469-4160
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.lafilm.com
Degrees/certificates offered: Associate of Science Degrees in: Computer Animation, Film and Game Production
Cost of program: $35,000 14-month degree program
Head of animation: Bobby Milly, Computer Animation Program Director
Head of admissions: Rita Sawyer, Vice President of Admissions
Time of year offered: Monthly
Application deadline: Monthly
Equipment: Dell Precision M6400 for all students in program fully loaded with 64bit OS, 1.5gig Nividia Quarto Card, 4gigs RAM, Dual-core Processors, with Maya2009, Zbrush3.1, and Adobe CS4 preloaded into all students machines; Lab machines: Dell XPS (4) DualCore processor’s, 8gigs RAM, 3.5gigs Graphic memory with 21” Cintiq monitors

MAXON Cineversity
Online, U.S.-based
Website: www.cineversity.com
Degrees/certificates offered: Web-based animation and graphics program tutorials and educational resources
Cost of program: Varies; free and subscription-based
Time of year offered: 24/7, 365 days a year

Milwaukee Area Technical College
Milwaukee, WI
Phone: 414-297-6597
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://matc.edu/matcmain.html
Degrees/certificates offered: Associate degree
Number of students in animation program: 40
Head of animation: Tim Decker, Brian Mennenoh
Head of admissions: James Macdonald
Time of year offered: Sep. - May
Application deadline: August

NC State University, College of Design
Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-515-3876, 919-515-2029
Fax: 919-515-7330
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Website: www.ncsudesign.org
Degrees/certificates offered: Bachelor of Art and Design, Master of Art & Design (Animation, New Media and Digital Imaging Concentration)
Number of students in animation program: 18-24 (Track 1 and Track 2)
Cost of program: Tuition+Fees, Out of State: $35,482/year, In- State: $5,693/year
Head of animation: Pat FitzGerald, Associate Professor
Head of admissions: Susan Brandeis, Program Director,
Time of year offered: Yearround, semester based studios, summer session courses, online learning through NCSU DELTA as well as Study Abroad (Prague)
Application deadline: For fall 2009: January 5
Equipment: High-end, HD digital video cameras and audio recording equipment, laser cutters (3), Dimension 3D Printer, digital blue screen room and projection rooms; a wide range of animation and interactive software including Maya, Mud Box, Motion Builder, Shake, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, and Flash as well as specialized 3D Match Moving and visual effects software such as TrapCode, PFTrack and Maxwell Render; labs also contain multiple suites of dual-boot, Apple G5s and iMacs with Wacom/ Cintiq tablets; recording studio and infrared camera tracking systems

New York Institute of Technology
New York City and Old Westbury, NY
Phone: 212-261-1769 or 516-686-1227
Fax: 516-686-7428
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.nyit.edu/finearts
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA in Computer Animation, Graphic Design; MFA in 3D Animation, Graphic Design, Art and Technology
Number of students in animation program: 150
Cost of program: See www.nyit.edu
Head of animation: Prof. Peter Voci
Head of admissions: Dr. J. Nealon
Time of year offered: Fall and spring
Application deadline: August 1
Equipment: Professional motion-capture studio, rapid prototype lab, Cyberware head scanner, large format printers, full sculpture studio (metal/wood/synthetics/ casting), four exhibition galleries, 100+ dedicated highend animation workstations

Northern Michigan University

Marquette, MI
Phone: 906-227-2194
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://art.nmu.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BA/BS/BFA. Concentrations in Electronic Imaging and Digital Cinema.
Number of students in animation program: Approx. 40
Cost of program: $3,200/semester resident; $5,300/semester nonresident
Head of animation: Stephan Larson
Time of year offered: Spring semesters
Application deadline: August
Equipment: Three equipped Apple labs; DV/HD cameras; lighting studio; green-screen studio; Apple laptops for each student

NYU Tisch School of the Arts Kanbar Institute of Film and Television
New York, NY
Phone: 212-998-1700
Website: http://filmtv.tisch.nyu.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA Film
Head of animation: John Canemaker
Time of year offered: Fall and spring

Platt (Media Arts) College San Diego
San Diego, CA
Phone: 866-752-8826
Fax: 619-265-8655
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.platt.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BS in Media Arts (emphasis 3D, Graphic Design, Video Production and Web Design); Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design. Diplomas in 3D, Graphic Design, Video Production and Web Design.
Number of students in animation: 103
Head of animation: Marketa Hancova
Head of admissions: Al Medro
Time of year offered: Every five weeks
Application deadline: None
Equipment: Maya, ZBrush, Boujou, After Effects, Motion Builder, etc.

PRATT MANHATTAN Center for Continuing & Professional Studies Continuing Education
New York, NY
Phone: 212-647-7199 (contact Karen Miletsky, Assoc. Director or Perry Han, Administrative Asst.)
Fax: 212-367-2489
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://ProStudies. pratt.edu
Certificates offered: Computer Graphics Certificate in Computer Animation & Video, Interactive Media; Other Computer Graphics certificates offered through continuing education: Electronic Imaging & Illustration, Electronic Publishing, Computer-Aided Design & Visualization
Number of students in animation programs: 200, plus
Cost of programs: Range from $150-$835
Head of animation: Karen Adler Miletsky
Head of admissions: Karen Adler Miletsky, Center for Continuing and Professional Studies only
Time of year offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Application deadline: Open
Program statement: Our Autodesk® Training Center and Autodesk® Training Center Media and Entertainment offer certificate programs in Computer Graphics. One area of concentration is in Computer Animation and Video for students who wish to pursue careers in film, entertainment, special effects, game design and broadcast design. Study focuses on the creation and design of timebased media, including 2D and 3D animation, traditional animation, digital video, and broadcast design. Students study the choreography and design of complex animated sequences, such as creation of titling sequences, editing, compositing, modeling, rendering and animation. Final projects are edited to form a demo reel portfolio.

Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota, FL
Phone: 941-351-5100; Toll-Free
U.S. Only 1-800-255-7695
Fax: 941-359-7517
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.ringling.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA in Advertising Design, Broadcast Design/Motion Graphics (beginning in fall 2009), Computer Animation, Digital Film, Fine Arts, Game Art & Design, Graphic & Interactive Communication, Illustration, Interior Design, Painting, Photography & Digital Imaging, Printmaking, Sculpture; BA in The Business of Art & Design
Number of students in animation program:
Computer Animation: 290 (all years); Game Art & Design: 24 (first enrolled class in new program)
Head of animation: Jim McCampbell
Head of admissions: Jim Dean
Time of year offered: Four-year degree program commencing each fall (semester-based annual program)
Application deadline: January 15 for Computer Animation and Game Art & Design. Scholarship preference design for all majors is March 1, however no “deadline” for other majors.
Equipment: HP XW9400, featuring: Nvidia quadro fx3500, Saas harddisk, 4GB of RAM, Dual AMD Opteron® 2218 processors, CD, DVD+R and DVD-R Lightscribe burner, 30” HP display. Adobe Acrobat 8, Audition 2.0, Encore CS3, Dreamweaver CS3, Illustrator CS3, InDesign CS3, Photoshop CS3, Premiere Pro CS3, After Effects CS3; InterVideo WinDVD, Microsoft Office 2007, Mozilla FireFox, Roxio Easy CD & DVD Creator, Autodesk Maya 8.5 and Mudbox, Apple Shake, Corel Painter 10, Maxon BodyPaint 3D, RenderMan Studio 1.0 and Pro Server 13.0.4, Virtual Dub, XnView, CryEngine2

San Jose State University, School of Art and Design, Animation/Illustration
San Jose, CA
Phone: 408-924-4392
Fax: 408-924-4326
Website: http://ad.sjsu.edu
E-mail: [email protected]
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA Animation/Illustration, MA Animation/Illustration
Number of students in animation program: 400
Cost of program: Fees for California residents: Undergraduate - For 1 to 6 units, $1,357 per semester. For 6.1 or more units, $1,996 per semester. Graduate - 1 to 6 units, $1,561 per semester. 6.1 or more units, $2,242 per semester. Nonresident students (U.S. and foreign) pay the amounts above plus $339 per unit.
Heads of animation: Alice A. Carter and J. Courtney Granner
Time of year offered: Fall and Spring
Application deadline: http://info.sjsu.edu/static/admission/appdates.html
Equipment: 2D and 3D animation labs

Santa Monica College Academy of Entertainment Technology
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-434-3700
Fax: 310-434-3768
E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
Website: http://academy.smc.edu or http://www.smc.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: Associate of Arts and Animation and Digital Media Certificate Programs
Cost of program: CA resident: $20 per unit; $164 - $195 for out of state students
Head of admissions: Kiersten Elliott, Enrollment Services
Time of year offered: Fall and spring with two 8 week sessions in winter and summer
Application deadline: Continuous
Equipment: Software: Maya, Houdini, Flash, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, ProTools, Adobe Suite and Zbrush; Hardware: 150 Windows, 130 Macintosh and web resources for student sites

Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, GA; Atlanta, GA, USA; Lacoste, France; from fall 2010 Hong Kong, PRC.
Phone: 912-525-8520
Fax: 912-525-8572
E-mail: pcanady@scad[email protected]
Website: http://scad.edu/animation/
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA, MA, MFA in animation, BFA, MA and MFA in visual Effects, BA, BFA, MA, MFA in interactive design and game development
Cost of program: U/grad $27,765, grad $28,215 for one academic year (09/10)
Number of students in animation program: 595
Head of admissions: Pam Rhame, Senior VP for Recruitment & Communications
Time of year offered: Three quarters plus summer
Application deadline: U/grad February 15, Grad 45 days prior to start of quarter.
Equipment:
Adobe CS4, Autodesk Maya, Pixar Renderman, Side Effects Houdini, Toonboom Digital Pro, Stop Motion Pro. All studios fully equipped with HP PC computers, fully equipped stop motion shooting stages in Savannah and Atlanta; 4 20-seat Cintiq 21 classrooms in Savannah, 2 in Atlanta.

School of Communication Arts
Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-488-8500
Fax: 919-488-8490
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.higherdigital.com
Degrees/certificates offered: Associate in Applied Science in Digital Animation, Digital Adveritising & Design, Digital Filmmaking; Certificate in Digital Animation, Advanced Digital Animation, Digital Media Arts, Internet Site Development, Digital Filmmaking I & II
Number of students in animation program: 89
Cost of program: Associates in Digital Animation - $42,000; Certificate in Digital Animation - $16,352 (Advanced Digital Animation - $16,352)
Head of animation: Mr. Kwame Hawkins, MFA
Head of admissions: Ms. Debra Ann Hooper
Time of year offered: Quarterly
Equipment: Windows XPbased 3D workstation running Autodesk Maya

School of Film and Animation Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
Phone: 585-475-6175
Fax: 585-475-7575
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://cias.rit.edu/~sofa
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA, Film and Animation; MFA, Animation
Number of students in animation program: 100 undergraduate, 30 graduate
Cost of program: $27,000 undergraduate fulltime/year; $30,000 graduate fulltime/year
Head of animation: Professor Stephanie Maxwell
Head of admissions: Daniel Shelley, undergraduate; Diane Ellison, graduate
Time of year offered: 3 quarters – fall, winter and spring (summer quarter courses are available for program credit)
Application deadline: Undergraduate program - December 1, early decision; February 1, regular deadline. Graduate program - February 1
Animation: Traditional, stop motion, experimental, hybrid and 2D and 3D computer animation; also, digital video/ HD, film, and craft specialties

School of Visual Arts
New York, NY
Phone: 212-592-2100, 800-436-4204
Fax: 212-592-2116
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.sva.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA in Advertising; Animation; Cartooning; Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects; Film & Video; Fine Arts; Graphic Design; Illustration; Interior Design. MFA in Computer Art; Design; Fine Arts; Illustration as Visual Essay; Interaction Design; Photography, Video & Related Media. Precollege program. Division of Continuing Education.
Number of students in animation program: BFA Animation, 209; BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects, 262; MFA Computer Art, 96
Cost of program: Undergraduate tuition 2008/2009, $25,500 + various fees per department; MFA CA tuition 2008/2009 $28,000 + $2,400 fees
Head of animation: Reeves Lehmann, chair, BFA Film, Video & Animation; John McIntosh, chair, BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects; Bruce Wands, chair, MFA Computer Art
Head of admissions: Adam Rogers, director
Time of year offered: Fall and spring
Application deadline: February 1

The University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 800-616-ARTS (2787)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.uarts.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA in Animation; BFA in Film/ Animation; BFA in Graphic Design; BFA in Multimedia
Head of admissions: Barbara Elliot
Application deadline: Rolling

University of California, Los Angeles:
School of Film, Theater and Television

Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 310-206-8441
Fax: 310-825-3383
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.tft.ucla.edu/programs/animation/
Degrees/certificates offered: MFA
Number of students in animation program: 37
Head of animation: Celia Mercer
Head of admissions: Cheri Smith
Time of year offered: September-June (quarter system)
Application deadline: February 1, 2011


University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213-740-3986
Fax: 213-740-5869
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://anim.usc.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: BA & MFA
Number of students in animation program: BA: 60, MFA: 45
Cost of program: MFA: $63,000 tuition for 3-year program
Head of animation: Kathy Smith (Chair of Division of Animation and Digital Arts)
Time of year offered: Fall admission only
Application deadline: BA: Dec. 10, MFA: Dec. 10

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts
Milwaukee, WI
Phone: 414-229-4763
Fax: 414-229-2473 fax
E-mail: [email protected]
Degrees/certificates offered: BFA
Number of students in animation program: 30
Head of animation: Tim Decker, Rob Yeo
Head of admissions: Seandra Mitchell
Time of year offered: September - May
Application deadline: June of each year

Woodbury University
Burbank, CA
Phone: 818-767-0888
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: mcd.woodbury.edu
Degrees/certificates offered: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Number of students in animation program: 60
Cost of program: $24,858 per year
Head of animation: Dori Littell- Herrick
Head of admissions: Ruth Lorenzano
Time of year offered: Fall and spring
Application deadline: Rolling admissions
Equipment: Woodbury Animation teaches traditional, digital and stop-motion animation. Students are encouraged to find their own creative voice through production of personal films.

AUSTRALIA

University of Melbourne School of Film & Television, Faculty of Victorian College of the Arts
Melbourne, Victoria
Phone: 03 9685 9000
Fax: 03 9685 9001
E-mail: Domenica Vavala
[email protected]
Website: www.digitalcompost.
net/Animation@VCA
Degrees/certificates offered:
2-year Masters, 1-year
Graduate Diploma
Number of students in animation program: 12
Cost of program: See
website for up to date info
www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/
ftvapply/#cs_1958
Head of animation: Robert
Stephenson & Paul Fletcher
[email protected], fp@
unimelb.edu.au
Head of admissions:
Student Admininstration
Services https://sis.unimelb.
edu.au/cgi-bin/admissions.pl
Time of year offered: February
to November; applications
start in August
Application deadline:
September TBC
Equipment: Traditional and
digital animation studios;
stop-motion studio, computer
lab, 3 rostrum camera rooms,
traditional drawing desks

CANADA

Collège Boréal

Sudbury, ON
Phone: 705-560-6673
Fax: 705-560-7641
E-mail: monchoix@borealc.
on.ca
Website: www.borealc.on.ca
Degrees/certificates offered:
3-year postsecondary diploma
Program: Animation 2D/3D
(offered in French)
Number of students in animation program: 28
Cost of program: Approx.
$2,701 (1st year) + approx $800
(certification, etc.)
Head of animation: Isabelle
Ratté
Head of admissions: Michelle
Vincent
Time of year
offered: September starts only;
3-year program delivered
over fall and winter semesters:
September to April
Application deadline: Open
program, prior to start: August
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Max the Mutt Animation School
Toronto, ON
Phone: 416-703-6877 or 1-877-486-MUTT
Fax: 416-703-3930
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.maxthemutt.com
Diplomas offered: 3-year Diploma in Classical and Computer Animation Basics, 4th year Advanced Diploma in 3D Computer Animation & Production, 3-year Diploma in Illustration for Sequential Arts: Comic Books and Graphic Novels, 4-year Diploma in Concept Art for Animation & Video Games.
Cost of programs: TOTAL tuition for complete 3-year diploma programs (Illustration and Animation): $27,275, ($31,975 U.S.A. and International students). TOTAL tuition for complete 4 year program in Concept Art: $39,335, ($45,995). TOTAL tuition for complete Advanced Diploma in 3D Computer Animation and Production: $12,060 ($14,020). All tuition is in Canadian Dollars and is paid in six parts per year.
Head of admissions: Lisa Mamers
Time of year offered: September to May
Application deadline: June

Vancouver Film School
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-685-5808 or 800-661-4101
Fax: 604-685-5830
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: vfs.com/animationvfx
Degrees/certificates offered: 3D Animation & Visual Effects; Classical Animation; Digital Character Animation
Number of students in animation program: We have over 200 Animation students across 3 programs at a given time, in various stages of their year at VFS
Cost of program: See site for details
Head of animation: Alastair Macleod
Head of admissions: Benjamin Colling
Time of year offered: Start dates throughout the year
Application deadline: Rolling admissions
Equipment: Tuition includes textbooks, equipment, art supplies, computers, a wide variety of software, and more

Vancouver Institute of Media Arts
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-682-2787 or 1-800-396-2787
Fax: 604-684-2789
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.vanarts.com
Degrees/certificates offered: Diploma programs for 2D/3D Animation, Game Art & Design, Visual Effects, Digital Photography and Acting for Film & TV
Number of students in animation program: Average 15 students per class (two intakes per year)
Cost of program: $19,750-$34,750 (see website for specific costs per program)
Head of animation: Charles Phillips (2D), Calvin Leduc (3D)
Head of admissions: Ken Priebe
Time of year offered: March & September
Application deadline: Firstcome, first-served; ideally 4-6 months before desired start date
Equipment: Starting Sept 2009 all students receive high-end laptop with software as part of tuition

INDIA

Clusters School of Digital Arts
Trivandrum, Kerala
Phone: +91 471 4066115, +91 80 42131251 (corporate)
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Website: www.csda.in
Degrees/certificates offered: 12-week master courses in: Animation and Rigging; Modeling, Texturing & Lighting; Dynamics & VFX
Equipment: Pre-production lab, mini theatre, screening room, post-production facility, green-screen facility

GRAPHITI School of Animation
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Phone: 02224440107 / 022 32448544 / 09833841580
Fax: 02224442347
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.graphiti.net
Degrees/certificates offered: G-CAT Certificates
Number of students in animation program: 60 per batch
Cost of program: Rs. 150, 000
Head of animation: Adesh Bhardwaj
Head of admissions: Asmita Deolekar
Time of year offered: June – July

Manipal Education
Bangalore, Karnataka
Phone: +91-80-40789100
Fax: +91-80-40789434
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.manipal.edu/animation
Degrees/certificates offered: Bachelor of Science in Animation
Number of students in animation program: 90
Cost of program: $19,500
Head of animation: Dr. Kushal Kumar
Head of admissions: Rajesh PK
Time of year offered: August
Application deadline: June 30, 2009
Equipment: Fully equipped Apple lab with Wacom tablets; drawing studio with industry standard light tables; software: Maya, 3ds Max, Combustion, Toon Boom, Final Cut Pro, Adobe; photography facilities with equipment; workshop area for clay modeling and sculpting

ISRAEL

GTC - Industrial & Art
Kfar Sava, Israel
Phone: 972-9-7467485
Fax: 972-9-7467484
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.3d-files.co.il
Degrees/certificates offered: Digital media tools
Number of students in animation program: 1-4
Cost of program: Varies
Equipment: PC graphic workstations

JAPAN

Nihon Kogakuin College
Tokyo, Japan
Phone: +81 3 3732 8411
Fax: +81 3 3732 8412
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.neec.ac.jp/cie/us
Degrees/certificates offered: Diploma, Advanced Diploma
Number of students in animation program: 600
Cost of program: Approximately 2,500,000 yen for 2 years
Time of year offered: April
Application deadline: February
Equipment: Studio CAL, Anime Factory, CG Design Factory, Manga Factory, VFX Digital Studio

MEXICO

TecnoToon Animation University

Mexico City, Mexico
Phone: +52 (55) 55744867
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.tecnotoon.com
Degrees/certificates offered: TAU training programs provide new graduates the opportunity to apply their academic training and knowledge in a real job. Graduates work on TecnoToon’s films and will have the opportunity to build their skills and learn from our creative and talented workforce during a six to twelve-month program. Participants will be evaluated during their term and may be considered for ongoing employment, dependent on overall performance and studio needs.
Number of students in animation program: 200 including young students and adults
Cost of programs: 2D: $8,200 (per year); 3D: $10,000. Non-Resident: $13,000
Head of animation: Manuel Torres
Head of admissions: Silvia Aldana
Time of year offered: 2D and 3D, January
Application deadline: 1 month before the beginning of each program
Equipment: Well equipped for cartooning, animation workstations, lightboxes, life drawing, HD digital video and lighting techniques.

Universidad de Artes Digitales
(Digital Arts University)

Guadalajara, Mexico
Phone: +52 (33) 36282420
Fax: +52 (33) 36282423
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.uartesdigitales.edu.mx
Degrees/certificates offered:
BA in Animation (3-year program), Digital Design (3 years), Audiovisual Production (3 years); Postgraduate/ Speciality in AAA Videogame Design (6 month program, necessary STEM-D capabilities)
Number of students in animation program: 60
Cost of program: BA programs: $18,000 USD (for all 3 years); Postgraduate/Speciality in Game Design: $2,600 USD Head of animation: Ariel Munoz Prado, Crew Leader
Head of admissions: Claudia Gomez Gutierrez
Time of year offered: BA in Animation or Digital Design: September; Postgraduate/ Speciality in Videogame Design: July
Application deadline: 1 month before the beginning of each program
Equipment: Lightboxes, motion capture, robotics arms for 3D digitalizing, Wacom Cintiqs & Intuos, Mac Pro, iMac 24”, sculpture, ProTools & Avid non lineal systems, professional digital cameras, Lunchboxes for stop-motion, HD video Sony stuff.

WEFIS - Westbridge Film School
Mexico City, DF
Phone: 011-(5255) 5536-0406 ,
1163-6120 and 1163-6121
Fax: 011-(5255) 5536-0406
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.westbridge.edu.mx
Degrees/certificates offered: BA in Animation and Visual Effects (3 years); Masters Degree in Animated Filmmaking (1 year); Masters Degree in Visual Effects (1 year); Diploma in Videogame Design (1 year)
Number of students in animation program: 40
Cost of program: BA - $34,500;
Masters Degrees - $11,500; Diploma in Videogame Design - $11,500
Head of animation: Mauricio De la Orta
Head of admissions: Sonia Méndez
Time of year offered: Most programs begin every March and September
Application deadline: For programs starting in March: February 15, 2009; for programs starting in September: June 15, 2009
Equipment: 64bit multicore computer equipment, highdefinition video cameras, newest versions of Maya, Adobe Production Suite and other related software, drawing tablets, etc.

NETHERLANDS

Netherlands Institute for Animation Film
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 13 5324070
Fax: +31 13 5800057
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.niaf.nl
Degrees/certificates offered: Certificate
Number of students in animation program: 6
Cost of program: Please contact
Head of animation/ admissions: Ton Crone
Time of year offered: Yearround
Application deadline: October 1, 2009
Equipment: Diverse

SOUTH AFRICA

SAE Institute Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 469 3600
Fax: +27 (0)21 465 5659
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.saecapetown.com
Degrees/certificates offered: Digital Animation Diploma; BA (Hons) Digital Animation
Number of students in animation program: Max 25
Cost of program: 42,000 – 66,000 ZAR
Head of admissions: Lynne Paskin
Time of year offered: January and July
Application deadline: 4 weeks before course commencement
Equipment: Maya

UNITED KINGDOM

Escape Studios

London, England
Phone: 0207 348 1920
Fax: 0207 348 1921
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.escapestudios.com
Degrees/certificates offered: Escape Studios Certificate of completion and Autodesk certificate of completion
Number of students in animation program: 12
Cost of program: £8,500, 12 week course
Head of animation: Lee Danskin
Head of admissions: Jason Jenner
Time of Year offered: Spring and Autumn

Richard Williams Animation Masterclass
Bristol, England
Phone: +44 1834 871 114
Fax: +44 1 834 871 596
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.theanimatorssurvivalkit.com


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