Woodbury Is Lucky No. 13 for Western Animation Schools

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Woodbury University, located in the traditional capital of animation in Burbank, Calif., is pleased to announce that the 2014 Animation Schools rankings from online resource Animation Career Review placed the school’s Animation Department and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation degree program at No. 13 among Top 25 Animation Schools in the West, and No. 40 in the nationwide Top 100. The rankings are based on the overall quality of the program, including technology and facilities available to students; consistency and quality of student and graduate animation works; proximity to employment opportunities; and industry reputation.

According to 2004 Woodbury alum Ross Blocher — who has worked on The Simpsons Movie, The Princess and the Frog, Winnie the Pooh and more recently as a trainer for Disney’s Frozen team:

“At Woodbury, I wasn’t just a number. I realized I would have more opportunity to get to know people and for them to get to know me. I was also able to work with professors who were working in the field and could be advocates for me, which was critically important when it came time to get a job.”

Top 10 (of 100) Animation Schools in the Nation

1. California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA)

2. University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

3. Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)

4. Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI)

5. University of California – Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

6. Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)

7. Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota, FL)

8. New York University Tisch School of the Arts (New York, NY)

9. University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

10. University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)

View the complete nationwide rankings at Animation Career Review

Woodbury Is Lucky No. 13 for Western Animation Schools

Woodbury Is Lucky No. 13 for Western Animation Schools