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Academy of Art University - San Francisco, CA

academyart.edu
Phone: (800) 544-2787
Fax: (415) 628-6287
Email: admissions@academyart.edu


Academy of Interactive Entertainment - Lafayette, LA | Seattle, WA

theaie.us
Phone: LA: (337) 456-1848; WA: (206) 428-6350
Fax: LA: (337) 232-0790; WA: (206) 428-6354
Email: lafayette@aie.edu.au, seattle@aie.edu.au


The Animation Academy Burbank, CA, USA

theanimationacademy.com
Phone: (818) 848-6590
Email: theanimationacademy@gmail.com
Certificates offered: Character Design, Visual Development, StorySketch. Fast-track programs available for Certificate students (completion in less than one year).
Number of animation students: 75
Cost of program: $495 for first class, $395 to continue
Head of animation & admissions: Charles Zembillas
Time of year offered: Year-round, bi-monthly semesters
Application deadline: New students accepted monthly
Notes: The Animation Academy has been a leader in art education or animation since 1998. We're located in the heart of capital of the industry in Burbank, California. We focus on developing strong artistic fundamentals as they apply to animation especially in the areas of Character Design, Production Design and Intellectual Property Development. Many of our students have gone on to great creative success and are at the top of the field. We are certified by the CSATTF for vocational training with four unions in the Entertainment Industry. Short term classes with intensive training means you can progress rapidly with your art. Feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to discuss getting you to the next level of your creative excellence.


The Animation Collaborative - Emeryville, CA, USA

animationcollaborative.com
Email: info@animationcollaborative.com


The Art Institutes - Campuses nationwide

artinstitutes.edu
Phone: (888) 624-0300


The Bakshi School - Silver City, NM, USA

thebakshischool.com
Phone: (575) 534-9291
Email: info@thebakshischool.com


Bloomfield College - Bloomfeld, NJ, USA

bloomfeld.edu
Phone: (973) 748-9000


Boston University - Waltham, MA, USA

Center for Digital Arts
thecenterfordigitalarts.com
Phone: (781) 209-1700
Email: info@thecenterfordigitalarts.com


Brigham Young University - Provo, UT, USA

animation.byu.edu
Email: designdepartment@byu.edu
Degrees/Certificates offered: BFA Animation; BS Computer Science with Animation Emphasis
Number of students in animation program: 25 a year
Cost of program: https://enrollment.byu.edu/tuition
Head of animation & admission: Kelly Loosli
Time of year offered: Fall
Application deadline: June 1
Equipment available: Multiple labs with workstation-grade machines and Cintiqs running Toon Boom Harmony and Storyboard Pro, TVPaint, Maya, Houdini, ZBrush and the Adobe Suite of products.


California College of the Arts - San Francisco & Oakland, CA, USA

cca.edu
Phone: SF (415) 703-9500, Oakland (510) 594-3600; (800)447-1ART
Email: ndahl@cca.edu


California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) - Valencia, CA, USA

calarts.edu
Phone: (661) 255-1050
Fax: (661) 253-7710
Email: admissions@calarts.edu
Degrees/Certificates offered: BFA and Certifcate in Character Animation; BFA, MFA, Certifcate and Advanced Certifcate in Experimental Animation
Number of animation students: Character - 165; Experimental - 86
Cost of program: 2015 tuition - $43,400
Head of animation: Maija Burnett (Character), Maureen Furniss (Experimental)
Head of admissions: Molly Ryan
Time of year offered: September through May
Application deadline: Preferred - December; Regular - January (see website)
Equipment available: Equipment Cage offers a range of film and digital equipment, from underwater camera systems to portable digital stop-motion kits, allowing students to shoot on the school's production stages, in front of a green-screen, at home or on location. The Equipment Cage features digital and film cameras, lighting kits, microphones, digital sound recorders, stereoscopic systems and installation equipment. School facilities also include 2D and 3D animation computer labs, stopmotion shooting stages, sound recording and mix theaters, a multimedia lab, installation gallery space, production sound stages and post-production edit suites.


California State University Fullerton - Fullerton, CA, USA

fullerton.edu/arts/art
Phone: (657) 278-3471
Email: cgrieb@fullerton.edu
Degrees offered: BFA Entertainment Art - Animation; BFA Illustration; MA Illustration; MFA Illustration
Number of animation students: About 560
Cost of program: $2,736 per semester
Head of animation: Chuck Grieb
Head of admissions: Jessica Wagoner (Dir. of Admissions)
Time of year offered: Fall and Spring
Application deadline: November 30th
Equipment available: Equipment available: Traditional and digital studios. Entertainment Art/Animation and Illustration makes use of three high end Mac Pro labs with 22" HD Cintiqs; a fourth Mac Pro lab (sans Cintiqs)is shared with Photography. Available in the labs is Adobe CC software (also available to students for free to download for home use), Corel Painter, ToonBoom Storyboard Pro, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox, ZBrush, Nuke, Arnold, Shotgun, etc. Eight pencil test stations, large format scanners, a sound recording space, and numerous animation drawing desks available in the animation labs. Traditional illustration and drawing labs provide drawing stations, easels, etc. In addition to free access to Adobe CC, CSUF students are all also provided with a free subscription to Lynda.com. A set of lights, grip equipment, camera, and computer is available for check out to support Stop Motion Animation projects.
Notes: The Mission of the Entertainment Art/Animation program is to provide students with conceptual understanding, technical skills, practical experience, and opportunities to explore the art of animation; to be successful entertainers, communicators and storytellers with a focus on character animation." Our alumni are working in various entertainment industries. We have alum animating at Electronic Arts, working for Pandemic Studios, Blizzard, Activision, Obsidian Entertainment, Sony Games, and various other game studios. We have or have had alum working for DreamWorks Feature Animation, Disney Feature Animation, Blue Sky, PIXAR, Paramount Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Nickelodeon, Film Roman, Cartoon Network, Disney TV Animation, Lucas Films, etc. We have a great relationship with Nickelodeon, as evidenced by the recent CSUF pitch contest they sponsored, the Nickelodeon Master Class, Sanjay and Craig art show, and ongoing projects we are developing with the studio. We have been chosen to participate in DreamWorks DreamCrit experience, have been selected by Sony Picture Imageworks to be a part of their IPAX program, and have worked directly with Autodesk (creators of Maya software) in designing and implementing 3D Digital curriculum.


California State University, Northridge - Northridge, CA, USA

csun.edu
Phone: (818) 677-2242
Email: rochelle.fscher@csun.edu
Degrees offered: BA, BFA, MA, MFA
Number of animation students: 120
Cost of program: $6,564 per year undergraduate tuition
Head of animation & admissions: Mark Farquhar
Time of year offered: Fall, Spring
Application deadline: January 29, 2016
Equipment available: Mac platform computer stations with drawing tablets/Cintiqs in two dedicated Animation computer labs
Notes: We offer a comprehensive foundation in 2D, 3D, VFX and Game animation. Our campus is located in a close proximity to the major LA studios. Our Faculty are all industry experienced. CSUN Animation concentration also boasts two student clubs: Animation Students League of Northridge and our new Game Animation Club. Clubs are faculty advised, and student run. Throughout the year, our students participate in industry events and are encouraged to participate in internships before graduating.


Cañada College - Redwood City, CA, USA

canadacollege.edu/multimedia
Phone: (650) 306-3330
Email: naasp@smccd.edu


Capilano University - North Vancouver, BC, Canada

capilanou.ca
Phone: (604) 983-7516
Email: animation@capilanou.ca
Degrees/Certificates offered: 2 Year Diplomas in: 2D Animation & Visual Development 3D Animation for Film & Games Digital Visual Effects
Number of students in animation program: 140
Cost of program: See website
Heads of animation: Don Perro, Craig Simmons
Head of admissions: Jaspreet Jhutti
Time of year offered: September
Application deadline: February 15, 2020
Equipment available: Students are assigned to their own workstation and have 24/7 key card access to their space. Workstations consist of a 22" (or larger) Cintiq, second monitor, computer with Harmony, Creative Cloud, TVPaint. 3D and VFX have Maya, Nuke, ZBrush and much more. Free color printing, free life drawing supplies, free passes to several local events including the annual Vancouver Spark Animation Festival and Conference.


Centre for Digital Media - Vancouver, BC, Canada

thecdm.ca
Phone: (778) 370-1001
Fax: (778) 370-1020
Email: admissions@thecdm.ca
Degrees offered: Master of Digital Media
Number of animation students: 55
Cost of program: $35,951.24
Head of animation: Richard Smith
Head of admissions: Yasmeen Awadh
Time of year offered: September
Application deadline: February 15
Notes: Guided by top-level faculty and industry mentors, students work closely with clients and peers on team-based, industry supported digital media projects.This experience allows graduates the know-how and confidence to work at the highest level across all sectors as creators, producers, innovators or entrepreneurs.


Centre NAD - Montreal, QC, Canada

Universite de Quebec a Chicoutimi
centrenad.com
Phone: (514) 288-3447 x 415
Fax: (514) 288-5799
Email: info@nad.com


Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts - Orange, CA, USA

chapman.edu/dodge
Phone: (714) 997-6885
Fax: (714) 997-6885
Email: dodgecollege@chapman.edu
Degrees offered: BFA in Digital Arts
Number of animation students: 110
Cost of program: $46,500 per year plus course fees
Head of animation: Bill Kroyer (Prof., Director, Digital Arts Program)
Head of animation: Lauren Kacura (Asst. Director of Admissions)
Time of year offered: Spring and Fall
Application deadline: Spring regular admission: Oct. 15; Fall admission: Freshman Early Action (non-binding): Nov. 1, Freshman Regular Admission: Jan. 15, Transfer Regular Admission: March 15
Equipment available: Animation Lab features a 4K workflow. Each of the 24 stations has a traditional backlit animation disc with ACME pegs and adjustable board, as well as a 22HD Cintiq tablet on adjustable arm, usable as a drawing board or monitor. The instructor has a Cintiq, software for doing interactive "dailies" on student tests, a 2K projector for reviews. Students have 24/7 access (with online reservation capability) for 10 individual private study suites, each equipped with larger Cintiqs, dual monitors, stereo speakers for premixing, flatbed scanners, and "down shooter" camera stands for 2D animation tests. The Digital Media Arts Center (DMAC), opened in 2014, has a 4K projection 110-seat theater, a VFX lab with dual monitors and 4K stereoscopic workflow, an insert stage for motion capture and green-screen work, and a North-lit art studio with benches, sink, and model stand. Industry standard animation software packages, including Maya, 3DS Max, Toon Boom,AfterEffects, MARI, and Nuke among others.
Notes: Dodge College considers its industry connections to be the most "cutting edge" advantage our students enjoy. Students have toured most major facilities, including Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, ILM, Blizzard, Activision, etc. Dodge College hosts the industry's top talent almost weekly, featuring lectures and presentations of unreleased material and personal interaction with the students. That list includes Brad Bird, Andrew Stanton, John Musker, Ron Clements, Glen Keane, Andreas Dejas, Rob Minkoff, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders, Mark Andrews, Don Hahn, Randy Cook and Eric Goldberg. We host an open house for prospective students in the fall as well as host tours of our facilities throughout the year Monday-Friday. In our review process, we weigh the portfolio materials very heavily, but also evaluate whether applicants are a good ft for the overall University. We have a comprehensive resource of admission information on our website: www.chapman.edu/dodge/apply/undergraduate/digital-arts.aspx


Clemson University Digital Production Arts - Clemson, SC, USA

clemson.edu/dpa
Email: dpa@clemson.edu
Degrees offered: Master of Fine Arts in Digital Production Arts
Number of animation students: 30
Cost of program: $17,600
Head of animation & admissions: Victor Zordan
Time of year offered: Fall
Application deadline: January 15
Equipment available: DPA screening room houses a cinema grade Christie projector and computers. The multipurpose DPA studio holds 21 high powered dual-screen workstations, a 14 camera Vicon motion-capture system, and a green-screen area. The DPA classroom and workroom holds additional workstations and a collection of Cintiq tablets. Also available to DPA students are Wacom tablets, Oculus Development Kit and Leap sensors, professional DSLR cameras, camcorders, and a large movie library.See www.cs.clemson.edu/vcadmin/dpa/facilities.html for more information.
Notes: DPA is excited to announce the expansion of its MFA program, to be housed in the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center in Charleston, South Carolina. The facility, currently under construction near Clemson University's Restoration Institute (CURI) campus in the south end of the former Naval Base, is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2016, and to begin offering DPA MFA program in fall of 2016. For more information, please visit www.cs.clemson.edu/vcadmin/dpa/dpaincharleston.html.


Cleveland Institute of Art - Cleveland, OH

cia.edu
Phone: (216) 421-7000
Email: admissions@cia.edu


Cogswell Polytechnical College - San Jose, CA, USA

cogswell.edu
Phone: (800) 264-7955
Email: admissions@cogswell.edu
Degrees/Certificates offered: BA concentrations in 3D Animation, 3D Modeling and Entertainment Design. BS in Digital Arts Engineering. WASC accredited.
Number of animation students: Aprox. 150
Cost of program: $685 per unit
Head of animation: Karen Keister
Head of admissions: Aaron Kark
Time of year offered: Fall, Winter, Summer
Application deadline: Open Enrollment
Equipment available: Photoshop, Maya, ZBrush, Toon Boom, AV Tools and coordinated projects across art and engineering teams.


College Boréal - Sudbury, ON

collegeboreal.ca
Phone: (705) 560-6673, (800) 361-6673
Fax: (705) 560-1511
Email: info@collegeboreal.ca


College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

cod.edu
Phone: (630) 942-2000
Email: venezia@cod.edu
Degrees/Certificates offered: AAS Degree in Animation, Certifcate in Animation
Number of animation students: 100
Cost of program: About $3,000 per semester average
Head of animation: Tony Venezia
Head of admissions: Earl Dowling
Time of year offered: Year-round
Application deadline: Spring or Fall term enrollments
Equipment available: Permanently installed 27' x 12' green screen in a dedicated studio. About 70 Mac computers with Adobe CC 2015, Cinema4D, Maya, and 3D Studio Max. Six edit bays, 50 DSLR cameras, tripods, etc.; three Lunchboxes, three traditional animation work stations with computers and cameras, studio and location audio equipment, lighting equipment.
Notes: Our focus is giving our students a strong foundation in the concepts and skills required to either transfer to a four year institution or an entry level position in the feld of animation. Our graduates have been accepted to schools like DePaul University, CalArts, Columbia College, Chicago, USC, SCAD, and others


Columbia College Interactive Arts & Media - Chicago, IL, USA

iam.colum.edu
Phone: (312) 369-7130
Email: admissions@colum.edu


Columbus College of Art & Design - Columbus, OH, USA

ccad.edu
Phone: (614) 224-9101
Email: admissions@ccad.edu


DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media - Chicago, IL, USA

www.cdm.depaul.edu
Phone: (312) 362-8714
Fax: (312) 362-5185
Email: admission@cdm.depaul.edu


DigiPen Institute of Technology - Redmond, WA, USA

digipen.edu
Phone: (866) 478-5236
Fax: (425) 558-0378
outreach@digipen.edu
Degrees/Certificates offered: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation, BS in Computer Science and Game Design, BS in Computer Engineering, BS in Engineering and Sound Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation, Bachelor of Arts in Game Design, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts
Number of animation students: 236
Cost of program: $31,600 per year (international undergraduate student, 16-22 credits per semester); $28,800 per year (domestic undergraduate student, 16-22 credits per semester)
Head of animation: Jazno Francoeur
Head of admissions: Danial Powers
Time of year offered: Fall semester entry
Application deadline: Rolling admissions (graduate applications accepted until July 1 of intended start year)
Equipment available: Traditional and digital art labs. Software includes Maya, Flash, Photoshop, Storyboard Pro, Harmony (Toon Boom), DigiCel, Shave and a Haircut, Unity, Unreal, Zero Engine, Muster, After Effects, Premiere, Nuke, ZBrush, Substance Designer, and Substance Painter.


The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (DAVE School) - Orlando, FL

daveschool.com
Phone: (407) 224-3283
Fax: (407) 224-5648
Email: admissions@daveschool.com


Digital Media Arts College - Boca Raton, FL, USA

dmac.edu
Phone: (561) 391-1148
Fax: (561) 998-3430
Email: careerservices@dmac.edu


Donna Grillo Voiceover Services - Los Angeles, CA, USA

donnagrillo.com
Phone: (323) 684-5005
Email: vinidon@aol.com
Courses offered: Animation/Games Voiceover Acting for adults and youth, Commercial Voiceover Acting for adults and youth
Number of animation students: Up to 12 per class
Cost of program: $400 per four week cycle
Head of admissions: Donna Grillo
Time of year offered: Year-round, monthly classes
Application deadline: Wait list
Equipment available: Professional recording studio


East Los Angeles College - Monterey Park, CA, USA

elac.edu
Phone: (323) 265-8650
Email: liboname@elac.edu
Degrees/Certificates offered: Associate of Art and Certifcate programs in Animation; classes can be taken individually
Cost of program: About $46 per unit
Head of animation: Michael Libonati
Time of year offered: Fall and Spring semester
Application deadline: Rolling
Equipment available: Maya, Mudbox, ZBrush, Adobe Creative Suite, Toon Boom Harmony and Storyboard Pro, Wacom tablets,large and small format printers.
Notes: East Los Angeles College is developing a new cost effective way to train for animation and build portfolios and short films during the time students take classes


Edinboro University - Edinboro, PA, USA

edinboro.edu
Phone: (814) 732-2000
Email: mgenz@edinboro.edu
Degrees offered: BFA in Art, concentration in Traditional Animation, concentration in Computer Animation
Number of animation students: 180
Cost of program: $4,757 per semester (tuition and fees, in state); $5,087 per semester (tuition and fees, out of state)
Head of animation: Michael Genz
Head of admissions: Melissa Manning
Time of year offered: Fall and Spring
Application deadline: Rolling
Equipment available: 25-seat computer animation lab (PC:Maya, Max, XSI, Adobe Suite), 20-seat editing lab (Mac: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Suite), 24-seat Cintiq lab (Mac: Toon Boom, Adobe Suite), 20-seat traditional animation lab (drawing light desks, Mac based down shooters with Flipbook, Adobe Suite), 15-seat traditional animation lab (drawing light desks, Mac based down shooters with Flipbook, Adobe Suite), four stop-motion animation shooting stages (Mac: Dragonframe, Adobe Suite)


Elite Animation Academy - Orlando, FL, USA

eliteanimationacademy.com
Phone: (407) 459-7959
Email: twest@eliteanimationacademy.com
Number of students in animation program: 50
Cost of program: $1,250 (online), $825 (Orlando Courses)
Head of animation: Todd West
Head of admissions: Gladys West
Time of year offered: Year round; 2020 Winter Course start January 7. Enroll online.
Application deadline: Open
Equipment available: All equipment/software is provided for Animation Education.
Additional Notes: Private vocational school offering years of animation industry experience. Founded by Disney Animators. Caters to ages 8 to 17 with Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Animation Training. Helps with portfolio development to place students in top art schools at the college level.


Emily Carr University of Art + Design - Vancouver, BC

ecuad.ca
Phone: (604) 844-3800, (800) 832-7788
Email: admissions@ecuad.ca


Ex'pression College - Emeryville, CA, USA

expression.edu
Phone: (877) 833-8800
Email: info@expression.edu


Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY - New York, NY, USA

ftnyc.edu
Phone: (212) 217-7999
Email: terry_blum@ftnyc.edu
Degrees/Certificates offered: BFA Computer Animation & Interactive Media (2 years), Associates Degree required
Number of animation students: 48
Cost of program: Instate Tuition $6,470 per year. Out of State Tuition $19,592.
Head of animation: Terry Blum
Head of admissions: Magda Francois
Time of year offered: Fall
Application deadline: January 1
Equipment available: HP Z640 Dual Processor Workstations, Render Farm, Maya, Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk Entertainment Suite, Avid MC, Toon Boom, Pixologic ZBrush, 3D Printing, Unity, Processing, Arduino, Kinect, dedicated labs & production studios


Ferris State University - Grand Rapids, MI, USA

ferris.edu/dagd
Phone: (616) 451-4777
Fax: (616) 451-4720
Email: davidbaker@ferris.edu


Forsyth Technical Community College - Winston-Salem, NC, USA

forsythtech.edu
Phone: (336) 734-7342
Fax: (336) 734-7352
Email: hburns@forsythtech.edu
Degrees/Certificates offered: Associate of Applied Science in Digital Effects and Animation; Certifcate in Game Design
Number of animation students: 71
Cost of program: In-state: $76 per credit hour; out-of-state: $268 per credit hour
Head of animation: Herb Burns
Head of admissions: Heather Azzue
Time of year offered: Fall semester entry
Application deadline: Summer
Equipment available: Two animation studio labs, storyboard pin up room, green-screen TV studio, six sound recording studios.
Notes: Digital Effects & Animation (DEA) Program frst U.S. community college named Toon Boom Centre of Excellence


Full Sail University - Winter Park, FL, USA

fullsail.edu
Phone: (800) 226-7625
Email: admissions@fullsail.com
Degrees/Certificates offered: Computer Animation Bachelor of Science; Game Art Bachelor of Science
Time of year offered: Programs start monthly
Equipment available: Project LaunchBox™ is a Full Sail program designed to give students exactly what they need when it comes to creating and building their portfolios. LaunchBoxes are unique to each degree program. This ensures that students receive equipment and software that reflects ever-changing industrial standards. Each LaunchBox includes a laptop, accessories, and software to keep long after graduation.
Additional notes: Full Sail offers degrees both on campus and online that are built around real-world production workflows, giving students the chance to experience what it's like in their industry before they graduate. These degree programs are offered at an accelerated pace, which allows students to graduate in approximately half the time of traditional bachelor's programs. Graduates of Full Sail's 3D animation programs have gone on to work for major industry-leading studios, including Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, and more.


Gnomon - Los Angeles, CA, USA

gnomon.edu
Phone: (323) 466-6663
Email: admissions@gnomon.edu
Certificates offered: Certifcate of completion for two-year and three year full-time programs.
Number of animation students: 15-20
Cost of program: $4,051 to $9,261 per term. Financial Aid available.
Head of animation: Mauricio Hoffman
Head of admissions: Hannah Webb
Time of year offered: Quarterly
Application deadline: Quarterly
Equipment available: Over 150 high-end PC stations with 27" monitors, four drawing classrooms, a sculpture studio, a 70-ft. green-screen, equipment available for check-out, and various campus amenities on site.


Grossmont College - El Cajon, CA, USA

Digital Art Program
grossmont.edu
Phone: (619) 644-7000


The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University - Plano, TX, USA

smu.edu/guildhall
Phone: (214) 768-4278
Email: reneja@smu.edu


Hampshire College - Amherst, MA, USA

hampshire.edu
Phone: (413) 559-5471, (877) 937-4267
Email: admissions@hampshire.edu


ISART Digital - Montreal, QC, Canada

isart.com
Phone: (438) 382-7466
Email: contact@isartdigital.ca
Degrees/Certificates offered: Five-year Advanced Diploma as Supervisor in 3D Animation, Certified Level 7 Europe, by the National Committee for Professional Certification. This is the equivalent of a master's degree.
Number of students in animation program: 60
Cost of program: CAD $23,000/year
Head of animation & admissions: Azad Lusbaronian
Time of year offered: September through June
Application deadline: February 14
Equipment available: VR Lab VR (Vive & Oculus), AR lab, HD cameras for live-action shooting, render farm.
Additional notes: ISART Digital is an international school of higher education in video games and 3D-VFX animation. The school is ranked No. 1 in Europe and Quebec (Canada) by LinkedIn, on professional integration in the Game and Interactive Media Design market. The school is based in Paris & Montreal and has a partnership with the Tokyo University of Technology. This leading position is the result of a studio-oriented policy:
- Professional experience is at the heart of the studies, in an alternating rhythm of a week at school and a week in the workplace, throughout the year.
- At ISART, quality teaching is provided by professionals from the video game and 3D animation film industries. The school's reputation has been consolidated by 6 consecutive selections at the Seattle UNITY Awards, and a nomination at THE GAME Awards in Los Angeles.
Thanks to its independence and close partnerships with the studios, the school is extremely responsive to the ever-changing labor market, quickly adapting its training courses through strategic choices that correspond to the constant evolution in the skills needed by the industry.


Laguna College of Art + Design - Laguna Beach, CA, USA

lcad.edu
Phone: (949) 376-6000
Fax: (949) 376-6009
Email: admissions@lcad.edu
Degrees/Certificates offered: Animation, Drawing + Painting, Drawing + Painting with Illustration Emphasis, Drawing + Painting with Sculpture Emphasis, Experimental Animation, Extended Reality Design (XRD-Augmented and Virtual Realities), Game Art, Graphic Design + Digital Media, Graphic Design + Digital Media with Action Sports Emphasis, Graphic Design + Digital Media with Illustration Emphasis, Illustration and Illustration in Entertainment Design
Number of students in animation program: 210
Cost of program: $31,600/year
Head of animation: Dan Boulos
Head of admissions: Christopher Brown
Time of year offered: Fall and Spring
Application deadline: Rolling
Equipment available: State of the art labs, software and equipment
Notes: Our character animation program is dedicated to training exceptional flmmakers and storytellers. Students develop their abilities in traditional animation with classic artistic skills then apply that knowledge to the latest digital tools. The faculty at LCAD is made of experienced industry professionals who help our students bring their characters to life in their own unique styles


Lansing Community College - Lansing, MI, USA

lcc.edu
Phone: (517) 483-1957; (800) 644-4522
Email: LCC-Recruitment@lcc.edu


LaSalle College Vancouver - Vancouver, BC, Canada

lasallecollegevancouver.com
Phone: (604) 683-2006
Email: admissions@lasallecollegevancouver.com
Degrees/Certificates offered: Bachelor of Science in Game Programming, Diplomas in 3D Modeling for Animation & Games, Animation Art & Design, VFX for Film & Television, Game Art & Design, Visual & Game Programming.
Number of students in animation program: 33
Cost of program: From $44,625 CAD (Canadian students) and $57,750 CAD (International students). Scholarships also available!
Head of animation: Roger Mitchell
Head of admissions: Erin Adams
Time of year offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Application deadline: Rolling admissions
Equipment available: Cintiq interactive pen displays, render farm computer cluster, virtual reality suite, soundstage with greenscreen, online editing suite, computer labs. Software: Maya, Nuke, Premiere, Photoshop, Mudbox, RenderMan, Arnold, Toon Boom Harmony, Mari, Substance, Zbrush, Houdini, After Effects, Unity 3D, Unreal Engine 4, Steam, Twine, Perforce, Unreal Editor, Git software.


Lesley University - Cambridge, MA, USA

lesley.edu/animation
Phone: (617) 349-8800
Email: admissions@lesley.edu


Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art - Van Nuys, CA, USA

laafa.org
Phone: (818) 708-9232
Email: contactus@laafa.org


The Los Angeles Film School - Los Angeles, CA, USA

laflm.edu
Phone: (323) 860-0789
Email: info@laflm.edu
Degrees offered: Bachelor of Science in: Animation & Visual Effects; Digital Filmmaking; Film Production; Entertainment Business. Associate of Science in: Computer Animation; Music Production; Recording Arts; Film.
Number of animation students: 121
Cost of program: AS Computer Animation: $44,170; BS Animation & VFX: $76,520
Head of admissions: Brian Belliveau
Time of year offered: Monthy
Application deadline: Year-round open enrollment
Equipment available: Each student provided with a laptop and software package including Adobe Creative Suite, ZBrush and Microsoft Offce.
Notes: Located in the heart of Hollywood, our animation students gain access to industrystandard tools including Wacom Cintiq tablet displays over the course of their curriculum. We host special screenings and Q&A's in our 347-seat THX Certifed theatre. Some of our special guests include Inside Out writer Megan LeFauve, Up director Pete Docter, and Frozen co-directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee.


Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles, CA, USA

sftv.lmu.edu
Phone: (310) 258-7200
Email: sftv-info@lmu.edu


The Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television Tisch School of the Arts New York University - New York, NY, USA

animation.tisch.nyu.edu
Phone: (212) 998-1779
Fax: (212) 995-4062
Email: john.canemaker@nyu.edu


Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design - Toronto, ON, Canada

maxthemutt.com
Phone: (416) 703-6877
Fax: (416) 703-3930
Email: info@maxthemutt.com
Degrees/Certificates offered: Three diploma programs: Classical and Computer Animation, Concept Art for Animation and Video Games, Illustration & Storytelling for Sequential Arts
Also: Summer Certificate Program Workshops for teens and adults; professional development courses
Number of students in animation program: 34
Cost of program: $11,850
Head of animation: Tina Seemann
Head of admissions: Max Rhoden
Time of year offered: Fall
Application deadline: Ongoing
Equipment available: Hardware: Industry-standard Intel based desktops with Nvidia Quadro production graphics cards, dedicated render farm for 3D rendering using RenderMan and Arnold, Wacom tablets and Wacom styluses (on request from office). Software: Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe/Substance Painter, Toon Boom Harmony, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, NUKE (Foundry), Maya, ZBrush, Monkey Jam & Audacity (Freeware).
Additional notes: Max the Mutt was founded by artists and animators in 1996. Their goal is, and always has been, to create and maintain a vibrant, ethical community dedicated to passing on skills to upcoming generations, while fostering a sense of community. MTM believes in taking their work seriously and encouraging students to keep their joy in creating alive. They believe in an inclusive environment where every student matters. Humility and mutual respect are the first requirements for growth, for a happy, creative, productive college, and a meaningful career. MTM seeks students and faculty who share this vision. MTM has always cared about being as affordable as possible without compromising the quality of instruction. They offer limited bursaries and scholarships to qualified students (i.e. those who have financial need, talent, and a professional attitude). Instructors are working professionals, drawn to Max the Mutt by their passion to share their expertise, by the prospect of small classes, motivated students, and an environment that values their input. Annual curriculum reviews and updates reflect changes in the entertainment industries MTM serves, and instructors, because they are working professionals, are an invaluable part of this process. MTM is now in the wonderful position of having a number of faculty members who were graduates of MTM, became successful professionals and are now happy to return to share their skills with upcoming generations.


Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, TN, USA

mtsu.edu/programs/animation
Phone: (615) 898-5628
Fax: (615) 494-8694
Email: kevin.mcnulty@mtsu.edu
Degrees/Certificates offered: BS in Animation
Number of students in animation program: 203
Cost of program: $9,424 in-state/$29,138 out-of-state for academic year tuition; in-state tuition available in certain states through the Academic Common Market (mtsu.edu/acm) and major discount offered to qualifying students in the Regional Scholars program (mtsu.edu/regionalscholars).
Head of animation: Kevin McNulty
Head of admissions: Linda Olsen, Undergraduate Admission Director (linda.olsen@mtsu.edu or admissions@mtsu.edu)
Time of year offered: Semester-based, four-year Bachelor of Science degree.
Application deadline: Fall applications are accepted through July 1 (must submit all admissions materials by December 1 for freshman guaranteed academic scholarships and February 15 for transfer guaranteed academic scholarships for the following fall). Spring applications are accepted through December 15.
Equipment available: High-end computers (Boxx, Dell and Mac), render farm, 24-inch Wacom Cintiq Pros, DSLR cameras, light kits, audio equipment, greenscreens, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, Hololens, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox, Arnold, RenderMan, Adobe CC, Unity, Red Giant Suite, ftrack, Substance Painter, Dragonframe, Final Cut Pro, Avid.
Additional notes: MTSU's Animation program was one of the first in the nation and is ranked among the best in the U.S. at a public school or university. An on-campus ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter is only one of 16 in the world. Students have full access to LinkedIn Learning, faculty-led extracurricular programs, collaboration with outside clients, opportunities at worldwide competitions and conferences, and portfolio reviews. The program is NASAD and SACS accredited. MTSU alumni have worked for DreamWorks Animation, Industrial Light & Magic, Blizzard Entertainment, Rhythm & Hues and Sony Pictures Imageworks, including on an Oscar winner. A Studio Art minor is required for all majors. Students progress through advanced digital tools and techniques for careers in 3D animation, 2D animation, motion graphics, and special visual effects in films, TV, video games and more. Rated among the best colleges in the U.S. by Princeton Review, Middle Tennessee State University is located in the Nashville metropolitan area.


Minneapolis College of Art and Design - Minneapolis, MN, USA

mcad.edu
Phone: (612) 874-3700; toll free (800) 874-6223
Email: info@mcad.edu


New York Film Academy - New York, NY, USA

nyfa.edu
Phone: (212) 674-4300
Fax: (212) 477-1414
Email: flm@nyfa.edu


Otis College of Art and Design - Los Angeles, CA, USA

www.otis.edu
Phone: (310) 665-6800, (800) 527-6847
Email: digitalmedia@otis.edu


Pennsylvania College of Art & Design - Lancaster, PA, USA

pcad.edu
Phone: (800) 689-0379
Fax: (717) 396-1339
Email: admissions@pcad.edu


Philadelphia University - Philadelphia, PA, USA

philau.edu/animation
Phone: (215) 951-2800, (800) 951-7287
Email: admissions@philau.edu


Platt College - San Diego, CA, USA

platt.edu
Phone: (866) 752-8826
Email: info@platt.edu


Pratt Institute - New York, NY, USA

pratt.edu
Phone: (718) 636-3600
Email: info@pratt.edu


Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, RI, USA

risd.edu
Phone: (401) 454-6100, (800) 364-RISD
Email: admissions@risd.edu


Ringling College of Art and Design - Sarasota, FL, USA

whyringling.com
Phone: (941) 351-5100
Email: admissions@ringling.edu


Rochester Institute of Technology College of Imaging Arts & Sciences - Rochester, NY, USA

cias.rit.edu
Phone: (585) 475-6175
Email: sofa@rit.edu


Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design - Denver, CO, USA

rmcad.edu
Phone: (303) 753-6046, (800) 888-ARTS
Email: admissions@rmcad.edu


San Francisco State University - San Francisco, CA, USA

cel.sfsu.edu/dme
Phone: (415) 817-4230
Email: rwc@sfsu.edu


San Jose State University - San Jose, CA, USA

sjsuai.com
Phone: (408) 924-4340
Email:
Degrees offered: BFA Animation, Illustration
Number of animation students:
Cost of program: 466
Head of animation: David Chai
Application deadline: Fall admissions only
Equipment available: PC & Mac computer labs, Cintiqs, pencil test labs


Santa Monica College Design Technology Department - Santa Monica, CA, USA

smcdesigntech.org
Phone: (310) 434-3700
Email: academy_info@smc.edu


SCAD - Atlanta & Savannah, GA, USA; Hong Kong

scad.edu/animation
Phone: (800) 869-7223
Email: admissions@scad.edu
Certificates offered: BFA, MFA, MA
Number of animation students: 1,000
Cost of program: $34,470 undergraduate; $35,325 graduate
Head of animation: Tina O'Hailey, Scott Bogoniewski
Head of admissions: Philip Alletto, David Pugh
Time of year offered: Year-round
Application deadline: Rolling Admissions
Equipment available: Software: Adobe CS5, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk MotionBuilder. Scripting taught in both majors using Python and MEL. Facilities: Vicon Blade motion-capture studio, dedicated Cintiq homework labs, Maker lab for fabrication with 3D printing and soldering stations, recording stage with 12-bay Foley stage, recording booth and isolation booth in view of a 20-seat classroom and Pro Tools sound board; Avid editing classroom; TV and flm studio with green-screen synch wall, professor's projector and freight elevator for large sets. Animation specifc software: Dragonflame, Shotgun, Toon Boom Harmony, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro. Facilities: 45 traditional drawing desks, stopmotion fabrication room and shooting stages (10 at Savannah, six at Atlanta), Stratasys fused deposition printer and PolyJet 3D printer
Notes: The Art of Animation: 2D. 3D. Stop-motion. Digital modeling. Rigging. Lighting. Look development. As an animation student at SCAD, you will master it all. We give you the opportunity to collaborate with and take electives in other majors, such as visual effects, motion media, interactive design and game development, sound design, film and television, and sequential art. The result? You graduate as a dynamic, multifaceted animator, extremely marketable and ready to take the industry by storm. SCAD offers accredited B.F.A., M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in animation, available in Atlanta, Hong Kong, Savannah and online via eLearning.


School of Visual Arts - New York, NY, USA

sva.edu
Phone: (212) 592-2100
Email: admissions@sva.edu
Degrees/Certificates offered: BFA Animation; BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects; MFA Computer Arts
Number of students in animation program: BFA Animation: 377; BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects: 366; MFA Computer Arts: 102
Cost of program: 2019-2020 BFA Programs Tuition: $20,950 per semester; 2019-2020 MFA Computer Arts Tuition: $23,470 per semester
Heads of animation: Hsiang Chin Moe, Chair of BFA Animation; Jimmy Calhoun, Chair of BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects; Terrence Masson, Chair of MFA Computer Arts
Head of admissions: Matthew Farina
Time of year offered: Year-round; Fall, Spring and Summer semesters
Application deadline: BFA Programs: Rolling admissions; MFA Computer Arts: January 15
Equipment available: Software: Adobe CC Suite, Autodesk Suite (Maya), Toon Boom Animation Software, TVPaint, Nuke, Houdini, REDCine-X, Final Cut, AVID Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, VDMX, Dragonframe, plus an array of video effects plugins.
Facilities: Computer labs with HP and Mac workstations with Wacom Intuos and Cintiq tablets, greenscreen production room with motion capture and the latest VR equipment; sound mixing room, recording booth with foley pits, and color grading suite.
Equipment: Blackmagic Cinema and 4K production cameras, Canon DSLR cameras, Zeiss and Canon lenses, extensive lighting and audio equipment. Stop-motion workshop for fabrication and staging. MFA students have access to the Visible Futures Lab featuring digital fabrication tools including a 3D scanner, 3D printers, laser cutter, UV printer and CNC router.
Additional notes: SVA alumni are employed by prestigious studios including Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar, DreamWorks, Disney, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Rhythm & Hues, Digital Domain, Blue Sky Studios, MTV, Electronic Arts, Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network, Sesame Workshop and Nickelodeon. Others have opened their own animation companies, such as Plymptoons, Titmouse and Augenblick studios. Named "Top Animation School in the World" by the Rookies, SVA students have earned awards in major international competitions including Student Academy Awards, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Youtube Award, Prix Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, Electronic Theater and Art Show, Webby Awards, ISEA and the Leonardo Awards for Excellence. Student works have appeared in Cannes, Tribeca, Sundance, Annecy, Ottawa, and New York festivals, among many others.


School of Visual Arts Division of Continuing Education - New York, NY, USA

sva.edu/ce
Phone: (212) 592-2050
Email: ce@sva.edu
Degrees/Certificates offered: Individual courses only
Cost of program: Varies by course
Time of year offered: Fall, Spring & Summer semesters


Seneca College - Toronto, ON

senecacollege.ca
Phone: (416) 491-5050
Email: admissions@senecacollege.ca


Sheridan College - Oakville, ON, Canada

www.sheridancollege.ca
Phone: (905) 845-9430
Email: admissions@sheridancollege.ca
Degrees/Certificates offered: Bachelor of Animation, Computer Animation post-graduate certificate, Digital Creature Animation-Technical Direction post-graduate certificate, Visual Effects post-graduate certificate
Number of students in animation program: Degree: 546; Post-Graduates combined: 72
Cost of program: Bachelor of Animation: Canadian $9,733, International $28,492 per year; Computer Animation: Canadian $12,376, International $23,641; Digital Creature Animation: Canadian $12,883, International $24,148; Visual Effects: Canadian $12,883, International $24,148
Head of animation: Dr. Ronni Rosenberg
Head of admissions: Deanna MacQuarrie
Time of year offered: Fall
Application deadline: February 1
Equipment available: Maya, Toon Boom, Adobe Suite, ZBrush, Houdini, Cintiqs, PCs, stop-motion studio, sound studios


Silver Drawing Academy - Sun Valley, CA, USA

silverdrawingacademy.com
Phone: (818) 773-2440
Email: info@silverdrawingacademy.com


Smorgasbord Productions Animation Collaboration - Los Angeles, CA, USA

smorgasbord.tenzeroseven.com/class
Phone: (213) 925-9918
Email: projects@smorgasbordproductions.com


Studio Arts - Los Angeles, CA, USA

studioarts.com
Phone: (323) 227-8776
Email: offce@studioarts.com


Think Tank Training Centre - North Vancouver, BC

tttc.ca
Phone: (604) 990-8265, (888) 990-8265
Email: info@tttc.ca


The University of the Arts - Philadelphia, PA, USA

www.uarts.edu
Phone: (215) 717-6567
Email: admissions@uarts.edu
Degrees/Certificates offered: BFA Animation, BFA Game Art
Number of students in animation program: 120
Cost of program: $46,530
Head of animation: Karl Staven
Head of admissions: Heeseung Lee
Time of year offered: Fall/Spring
Application deadline: Rolling
Equipment available: Cintiq computer labs, 5,600-square-foot Center for Immersive Media featuring a motion-capture stage and VR workstations, 3,500-square-foot digital and traditional Makerspace, stop-motion studios, downshooters/traditional animation stands, sound design labs and recording studios, equipment room with cameras, microphones, and other A/V
Additional notes: UArts offers both visual and performing arts, allowing the unique opportunity to collaborate with musicians, dancers, actors and other artists!


University of California Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA, USA

School of Theater, Film and Television Animation Workshop
animation.flmtv.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 206-8441
Email: info@tft.ucla.edu


University of Central Florida School of Visual Arts & Design - Orlando, FL, USA

svad.cah.ucf.edu
Phone: (407) 823-2676
Fax: (407) 823-6470
Email: svadadvising@ucf.edu
Degrees/Certificates offered: BFA Emerging Media: Character Animation track; BFA Emerging Media: Experimental Animation track; MFA Emerging Media: Animation and Visual Effects track
Number of students in animation program: 249 (Character Animation: 59; Experimental Animation 164; Animation & Visual Effects: 26
Cost of program: Resident: $212.28 per credit for tuition and fees ($105.07 per credit tuition only); Non-Resident: $748.89 per credit for tuition and fees ($105.07 per credit tuition only)
Heads of animation: Cheryl Briggs (Character Animation/Animation & Visual Effects), Matthew Dombrowski (Experimental Animation)
Head of admissions: admission@ucf.edu
Time of year offered: Fall, Spring
Application deadline: Undergraduate: May 1, Track February 15; Graduate: January 15 Priority, July 1 Final
Equipment available: Undergraduate Labs: 35 iMacs with 13" Cintiqs, 30 PCs, dual 27" 4K monitors with 22" Cintiqs. 2D Animation Lab with desks and down-shooters donated from Disney Feature Animation. Graduate Lab and Research Spaces: Mac Pro or Dell workstations with dual 28" 4K monitors and 22" Cintiqs, Disney Animation desks retrofitted for the Cintiq. Software: Adobe CC, Maya, Nuke, Houdini, Substance, Mari Modo, Brush, Toon Boom Harmony, TVPaint, Stop Motion Pro, DragonFrame
Additional Notes: For more information https://svad.cah.ucf.edu/academics/emerging-media/


University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA, USA

School of Cinematic Arts John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts
anim.usc.edu
cinema.usc.edu
Phone: (213) 821-4396
Fax: (213) 740-5869
Email: dsigismondi@cinema.usc.edu
Degrees offered: BA Animation & Digital Arts, MFA Animation & Digital Arts, Minor Animation & Digital Arts, Minor Science Visualization, Minor in Games & Animation (IMGD SCA), iMAP Interdivisional Media Arts & Practice PhD (interdivisional)
Number of animation students: 150
Cost of program: Undergraduate: $43,722 per year; Graduate $26,117* per year (*three year grad program)
Head of animation: Tom Sito (Chair)
Head of admissions: Shahla Rahimzadeh (Dir. of Admissions)
Time of year offered: Fall admission
Application deadline: Freshman (first year) applicants - December 1; Graduate applicants - November 15, Transfer Applicants - February 1
Equipment available: Hench-DADA majors get 24/7, year round access to facilities and permanent cubicle space with HP workstations, Cintiq and Wacom tablets for BA Seniors and MFA Majors (cubicle for full three years). Facilities for traditional animation and well as stop-motion stages. Software: Autodesk Suite-Maya, Mudbox, Motion Builder, XSI, entire Adobe CS6 Design and Production suite, TVPaint, Toon Boom Animation Pro, Nuke, GenArts Plug-ins, Blender, Houdini, Mari, Massive, ZBrush, Vicon Blade, Frame Forge PreViz Studio, RenderMan, V-Ray, Unity, Inno Setup 5, CVSNT, TortoiseCVS, Unreal Development Kit, Microsoft Offce, Microsoft Silverlight, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, S3D, Screen Capture. Occulus VR.Facilities: Theaters & screening rooms (9); professional grade sound mixing & music scoring stages (7); Foley stage; ADR – Automatic Dialogue Replacement stage; professional grade sound editing suites (9); intro/intermediate/advanced editing labs (8); color correction stations (4); film & television stages (8); motion-capture stage; production equipment center; sound equipment room; production equipment center; use of one of the only privately owned IMAX theaters. Animation studios (4), state of the art motion-capture facility with Vicon Blade software and inner sense camera system; 3x Stereoscopic theaters and research lab; virtual real time studio for compositing real or CG characters into a real or digitally created set; new VR courses using Oculus.
Notes: USC School of Cinematic Arts is Hollywood's Original Home Room, the oldest film school in the world. USC has given courses in animation since 1933. But we pride ourselves on offering the latest state of the art new technologies. Animation students not only have access to our top teachers and facilities, but collaborations with the live action film courses, the Interactive school, the Thornton School of Music and the Kaufman School of Dance.


University of the West Indies - Jamaica

mona.uwi.edu
Phone: (876) 977-0898
Fax: (876) 977-1597
Email: carimac@uwimona.edu.jm
Degrees/Certificates offered: BFA in Animation, BFA in Film Production, BA in Film Studios
Number of students in animation program: 25
Cost of program: US $6,500 per year for 3 years
Head of animation: Chevonnese Chevers Whyte
Head of admissions: Dr. Donovan Stanberry
Time of year offered: Fall (August)
Application deadline: January
Equipment available: iMacs, Cintiqs, drawing tablets, audio production booth, film equipment, various 2D software, various 3D software
Additional notes: This is a generalist program that exposes students to 2D animation, 3D animation and motion graphics, with drawing and research courses.


Vancouver Animation School - Vancouver, BC, Canada

vanas.ca
Phone: (888) 677-8827
Email: info@vanas.ca
Degrees/Certificates offered: Certificate (1 month) and diploma (1 year) programs in Animation, Concept Art, Visual Effects and Video Game Design. Scholarships available for Canadian and international students.
Number of students in animation program: 30
Cost of program: $499-$18,500 CAD
Head of animation: Calvin LeDuc (Disney Feature Animation)
Head of admissions: Sonia Bolduc
Time of year offered: September, January, April, July
Application deadline: Continuous
Equipment available: www.myFAME.org
Additional notes: Vancouver Animation School is a leading educational institution devoted to educating aspiring artists in the diverse disciplines that form the Animation, Visual Effects and Video Game industries. The school believes in teaching innovative skills that lead to creative careers resulting in personal and professional fulfillment. VANAS has developed a fantastic school with strong educational programs that welcome you, work for you and care for you.


Vancouver Film School - Vancouver, BC

vfs.edu
Phone: (604) 685-5830, (800) 661-4104
Email: admissions@vfs.com


Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) - Vancouver, BC, Canada

vanarts.com
Phone: (604) 682-2787
Fax: (604) 684-2789
Email: info@vanarts.com
Degrees/Certificates offered: One-year diplomas and oneweek summer intensives: 2D/3D Character Animation, Game Art & Design, Visual Effects for Film & Television (see website for complete list)
Number of animation students: 40
Cost of program: Canadians: $25,750 CAD - $31,750 CAD; International: From $29,750 CAD - $35,750 CAD
Head of animation: Wayne Gilbert
Head of admissions: Nancy Hu
Time of year offered: March and September
Application deadline: Rolling admissions (4-6 months before start date prefered)
Equipment available: Students in all programs have their own personal workstation for the year. Animation Program: Maya, Toon Boom Harmony, Yiynona tablets, animation desks, pencil test & scanning station, sound booth. Game Art & Design: Maya, ZBrush, Unity, Unreal, MotionBuilder, Facial Motion Capture Visual Effects: Maya, Nuke, Houdini, Katana, Renderman, VRay, green-screen, DSLR cameras/camera rigs, lighting, studio space.


Webster University School of Communications - St. Louis, MO, USA

webster.edu/communications
Phone: (314) 968-7154
Fax: (314) 963-6924
Email: admissions@webster.edu


Woodbury University - Burbank, CA, USA

woodbury.edu/animation
Phone: (818) 252-5221
Email: info@woodbury.edu
Degrees offered: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Animation
Number of students in animation program: 120
Cost of program: $35,808
Head of animation: Judy Kriger (Chair) (Judith.Kriger@woodbury.edu)
Head of admissions: Sabrina Taylor (Sabrina.Taylor@woodbury.edu)
Time of year offered: Fall and Spring semesters
Application deadline: Rolling admission with priority deadlines: Fall, March 1 and Spring, November 1
Facilities and equipment: Computer labs with Dell and Mac workstations with Cintiq tablets, stop-motion stages, industry-standard 2D, 3D, stop-motion, and time-based media software, DSLR cameras, lighting kits, 4K and surround sound projection system in campus theater.
Additional notes: Our alumni are employed by prestigious studios including: Walt Disney Animation, Netflix, DreamWorks, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Woodbury University's Animation program is NASAD and WSCUC (formerly WASC) accredited. Students prepare for the profession with our industry-related internship requirement.

Aardman Academy - Bristol, United Kingdom

aardman.com
Phone: 0117 984 8485
Email: academy@aardman.com
Degrees/Certificates offered: Two-week modelmaking summer school at Aardman Animations
Number of students in animation program: Maximum 12
Cost of program: £3,000 including VAT
Head of animation: Jim Parkyn, modelmaking tutor
Time of year offered: 29 June - 10 July, 2020
Equipment available: The course provides a wire armature and all basic materials. A ball and socket armature can be ordered at a subsidized cost. Participants are asked to send in a design of a human shaped model two weeks prior to the course, and if they require specific materials for their model they are asked to bring that with them.
Addition notes: For more information see
www.aardman.com/course/model-making-summer-school.


The Animation Workshop - Viborg, Denmark

animwork.dk
Phone: +45 8755-4900
Fax: +45 8755-4901
Email: taw@viauc.dk
Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts in: Character Animation; CG Arts; Graphic Storytelling
Number of animation students: 200
Cost of program: Approx. $14,350 (for materials)
Head of animation: Morten Thorning (General Director)
Head of admissions: Michelle Nardone (Dir. of Bachelor Education)
Time of year offered: Summer
Application deadline: March 15
Equipment available: Animation drawing board, various pencils, pens, brushes and paper, various textbooks and readers, sketch books, peg bars, and the use of Maya, various Adobe programs, Manga Studio, printers, Wacom tablets, etc.


ArtFX School - France

artfx.fr/en
Phone: +33 04 99 77 01 42
Email: apply@artfx.fr
Degrees/Certificates offered: Digital Director Diploma (Master's Degree equivalent), specializations: VFX, 3D Animation, Game Design, Game Art. Professional Certification, specializations: Game Design, Game Art, Technical Director in Coding for VFX & Games.
Number of Students in animation program: 50
Cost of Program: Digital Director & Video Game Courses - 1st year: €6900, 2nd to 5th year: €7900 / year. Technical Director in Coding for VFX & Games Course: 1st & 2nd years: €8000 / year.
Head of animation: Jérome Duraud
Head of admissions: Agathe Turtolutte
Time of year offered: September to June
Application deadline: May
Equipment available: Exclusive partnerships with software companies give students access to the most advanced software and plugins: Houdini, Affinity Photo, Maya, Nuke, Unity, Unreal Engine 4, Zbrush, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Arnold, etc. A filming studio with a cyclorama greenscreen, a camera crane, Steadicam, dolly tracks, HD video cameras, a drone, projectors, flashes and lighting accessories, professional sound recording equipment, digital cameras, and more (thanks to partnerships with Nikon, Canon, Leica, Broncolor).
Additional notes: ArtFX is opening a new campus in Lille in September 2020.


Arts University Bournemouth - Poole, Dorset, U.K

aub.ac.uk
Phone: +44 1202-533-011
Fax: +44 1202 537 729
Email: hello@aub.ac.uk


Ballyfermot College of Further Education - Dublin, Ireland

bcfe.ie
Phone: 00353 1 626 9421
Fax: 00353 1 626 6754
Email: info@bcfe.cdetb.ie


Bucks New University - Buckinghamshire, U.K

bucks.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1494-522-141
Email: advice@bucks.ac.uk


Centro Universidad de Tecnologia y Arte Digtal (U-TAD) Partnered with Ilion Animation Studio - Madrid, Spain

u-tad.com
Phone: 900-373-379
Email: info@u-tad.com


Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg Animationsinstitut - Ludwigsburg, Germany

animationsinstitut.de
Phone: +49 7141 969 82851
Email: study@animationsinstitut.de
Degrees/Certificates offered: Diploma
Number of students in animation program: 100
Cost of program: 1500 euros per semester for international students
Head of animation: Andreas Hykade
Head of admissions: Beate Pfennigwerth
Time of year offered: Fall
Application deadline: May 15, 2020
Equipment available: Animationsinstitut offers facilities with state-of-the-art technology. All students have their own workstation (Windows, OSX, Linux) with all current software packages as well as special project-based solutions. Full HD, Digital Cinema and 3D Stereo are standard formats. The students have an OptiTrack motion-capture system, Ncam system, VR headsets, as well as a 3D printer at their disposal. They also have access to all of the Filmakademie's infrastructure (film studios, equipment pool, etc).


ISART Digital - Paris, France

isart.com
Email: information@isartdigital.com
Phone: +33 1 48 07 58 48
Degrees/Certificates offered: Five-year Advanced Diploma as Supervisor in 3D Animation, Certified Level 7 Europe, by the National Committee for Professional Certification. This is the equivalent of a master's degree.
Number of students in animation program: 400
Cost of program: €16,000/per year
Head of animation & admissions: Thierry Brionnet
Time of year offered: September through June
Application deadline: February 28
Equipment available: Fully equipped green room, fabrication laboratory, virtual reality room, render farm, audiovisual equipment, sound design studio.
Additional notes: ISART Digital is an international school of higher education in video games and 3D-VFX animation. The school is ranked No. 1 in Europe and Quebec (Canada) by LinkedIn, on professional integration in the Game and Interactive Media Design market. The school is based in Paris & Montreal and has a partnership with the Tokyo University of Technology. This leading position is the result of a studio-oriented policy:
- Professional experience is at the heart of the studies, in an alternating rhythm of a week at school and a week in the workplace, throughout the year.
- At ISART, quality teaching is provided by professionals from the video game and 3D animation film industries. The school's reputation has been consolidated by 6 consecutive selections at the Seattle UNITY Awards, and a nomination at THE GAME Awards in Los Angeles.
Thanks to its independence and close partnerships with the studios, the school is extremely responsive to the ever-changing labor market, quickly adapting its training courses through strategic choices that correspond to the constant evolution in the skills needed by the industry.


Link Campus University Vigamus Academy - Rome, Italy

vigamusacademy.com
Phone: +39 366-4139390
Email: academy@vigamus.com
Degrees offered: One-year Master Degree in 2D Animation Paperless Artist
Number of animation students: 14 to 20
Cost of program: 6,000 Euros
Head of animation: Maurizio Forestieri
Head of admissions: Maurizio Forestieri, Sabrina Perucca
Time of year offered: March - December
Application deadline: February
Equipment available: Wacom, 2D animation programs, Toon Boom Harmony.


Luca School of Arts - Genk, Belgium

luca-arts.be
Phone: +32 89 30 08 50
Email: info.cmine@luca-arts.be


Met Film School - London, U.K.

metflmschool.co.uk
Phone: +44 20 8280 9119
Email: info@metflmschool.co.uk


MoPA - Arles, France

ecole-mopa.fr
Email: contact@ecole-mopa.fr
Phone: +33 (0)490 994 690
Degrees/Certificates offered: The five-year course gives a graduate a 5-year advanced diploma as CG filmmaker. The diploma is state-accredited (RNCP Level 1 France, Level 7 European level). Ecole MoPA also offers one-year Preparatory Class, which alternates fundamental artistic subjects with workshops and projects in photography, video, stop-motion animation basic principles, etc. to give students a solid skills foundation and portfolio of artistic works. The majority of instruction is in French, a minimum language level of French B1 is recommended.
Number of students in animation program: 200
Cost of program: €5600 - €9500 depending on year of cursus
Heads of animation: Anne Brotot
Head of admissions: Catriona Murray
Time of year offered: September - June
Application deadline: 6 January - 3 February; info on the website
Equipment available: PC workstations, color grading master, sound mix Pro Tools HD, 60 storage arrays, render farm. Software: Substance Painter, Designer, Alchemist; Marvellous Designer, Maya, Yeti, Houdini, 3ds Max, Nuke, Mari, DaVinci, Adobe Suite, Arnold, V-Ray, ZBrush, Shotgun, Deadline.
Additional notes: Recent MoPA alumni are currently working as: Houdini FX artist, animator, lighter/compositor, character animator, character rigger, creature FX, FX lead, look developer, storyboard artist, concept artist, previs, surfacing artist, TD, et al. Alumni have worked on productions like Man of Steel, His Dark Materials, The Grinch, The Swallows of Kabul, Life of Pi, Despicable Me, Zombillenium, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, Doctor Strange, Dark Mirror and many, many more.


National Film School Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology - Dublin, Ireland

iadt.ie
Phone: 00353 1 2394000
Fax: 00353 1 2394700
Email: info@iadt.ie
Degrees offered: BA (Honours) in Animation, Level 8 Award
Number of animation students: 120
Cost of program: 3,000 Euro per academic year
Head of animation: Mr. Keith Foran (Animation Program Chair)
Head of admissions: Mr. Eoin Kelly (admissions@iadt.ie)
Time of year offered: September through May
Application deadline: January 31 for year 1. March 31 for direct entry year 2,3,4
Equipment available: The NFS Animation Programme is equipped with the latest equipment and Software platforms. Full traditional animation drawing studios as well as 3D computer labs. A full 30 seat year 4 Cintiq studio. Greenscreen studio, full HD TV studio. Stop-motion shooting stages. Life drawing studio
Notes: IADT is the only Irish full member of the Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (CILECT), the International Association of Film and Television Schools. IADT is a member of ETNA. The European Training Network for Animation Schools.


RITCS Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound - Brussels, Belgium

ritcs.be
Email: animatiefilm.ritcs@ehb.be
Degrees offered: Bachelor in Audiovisual Arts: Animationfilm (3 years); Master in Audiovisual Arts: Animationfilm (1 year)
Cost of program: 300€ - 1000€
Head of animation: Frits Standaert
Head of admissions: Stefan Geldof
Time of year offered: October 2020 - June 2021
Application deadline: June /August by admission test
Equipment available: 2D animation: Traditional pen and paper (first part of the first bachelor); Cintiqs and TVPaint. 3D animation: Maya. Stop-motion: Dragonframe; camera, lights, studio. General: Adobe Suite, life drawing, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, concept & scenario, basic compositing, etc.
Additional notes: Information Day 2020 on Saturday, 14 March from 10:00-16:00. Antoine Dansaertstraat 70, 1000, Brussels.

Academy of Interactive Entertainment - Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide & Perth, Australia

aie.edu.au
Email: international@aie.edu.au


CG Protege Animation School - Singapore

cgprotege.com
Phone: +65 6473-7502
Fax: +65 6795-4961
Email: admit@cgprotege.com


De La Salle College of Saint Benilde - Manila, Philippines

benilde.edu.ph
Phone: (632) 230-5100
Email: info@benilde.edu.ph


Griffith University - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

www.griffth.edu.au
Phone: +67 7 3735 7111
Email: international@griffth.edu.au


iNurture Education Solutions - Multiple Campuses, India

inurture.co.in/animation
Phone: (800) 103-9703
Email: admissions@inurture.com


Jumbla Academy - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

jumbla.com/academy
Phone: +613 9023 9310
Email: academy@jumbla.com.au
Number of students in animation program: 25 per semester
Cost of program: $3,990 - $4,300 AUD
Head of animation: Callan Woolcock
Head of admissions: Lahiru Karunaratne
Time of year offered: March + September
Application deadline: 7 March 2020
Equipment available: 3D-capable PCs, Wacom tablets, Adobe Suite, Adobe plugins
Additional notes: Jumbla Academy offers practical, hands-on learning in an award-winning, working studio. Jumbla is Australia's largest short-form animation house -- teaching its workflows and conceptual knowhow to all students studying in the


Lasalle College of the Arts - Singapore

lasalle.edu.sg
Phone: +65 6496-5111
Email: admissions@lasalle.edu.sg


Media Design School - Auckland, New Zealand

mediadesignschool.com
Phone: +64 9-303-0402
Fax: +64 9 303 0646
Email: info@mediadesignschool.com


Ngee Ann Polytechnic School of Film & Media Studios - Singapore

np.edu.sg
Phone: +65 64608430
Email: sch-fms@np.edu.sg


Savannah College of Art and Design - Hong Kong

scad.edu
Phone: (852) 2253-8000
Email: admission_hk@scad.edu


Swinburne University of Technology - Melbourne, Australia | Sarawak, Malaysia

www.swinburne.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9214 8000
Email: www.swinburne.edu.au/study/options/connect/email/

Animation Campus - Montevideo, Uruguay

campus.uy
Phone: +598 2712-6799
Email: info@campus.uy


Art & Cia Animation School - Meireles, Brazil

arteciacursos.com
Phone: +55 85-3023-7201
Email: contato@arteciacursos.com


BIOS - Montevideo, Uruguay

School of Design & Communication
biosportal.com
Phone: +598 27103373
Email: edco@bios.edu.uy


Duoc University Chile - Santiago, Chile

duoc.cl
Phone: 800-215-001
Email: duoc@duoc.cl


ORT University Uruguay - Montevideo, Uruguay

School of Communication & Design
fcd.ort.edu.uy
Phone: +598 2902-1505


Westbridge University - Mexico City, Mexico

westbridge.edu.mx
Phone: 1328-1818
Email: rp@westbridge.edu.mx

Learn 3D - Johannesburg, South Africa

learn3d.co.za
Phone: (411) 326-1520
Email: info@learn3d.co.za

3D Training Institute - New York, NY

3dtraining.com
Phone: (877) 746-4338
Email: info@3dtraining.com


Animation Apprentice - Online | London, UK

animationapprentice.org
Phone: +44 7906-573-539
Email: info@animationapprentice.org
Degrees offered: Master of Arts in 3D Animation
Number of animation students: 55
Cost of program: £3,000 (approx $4,500 USD) for 30 week course, £7,000 for Master of Arts
Head of animation & admissions: Alexander Williams
Time of year offered: Start dates approx. every two months. September start for MA
Application deadline: Flexible
Equipment available: We offer the world's first (and only) online Master of Arts in 3D Animation. Students supply their own equipment.


Animation Mentor - Emeryville, CA, USA

animationmentor.com
Phone: (877) 326-4628
Email: admissions@animationmentor.com


Animation Resources - Pacoima, CA, USA

animationresources.org
Phone: (818) 492-4934
Email: sworth@animationresources.org
Degrees/Certificates offered: Animation Resources is a 501(c)(3) California non-profit corporation. Provides self-study resources and training material to animation professionals, cartoonists, designers, Illustrators, students and researchers.
Number of students in animation program: 150
Cost of program: $60-$80
Head of animation: Stephen Worth
Head of admissions: Paul Anderson
Time of year offered: All year
Equipment available: Become an Animation Resources member and get a full year's access to exclusive, members only bi-monthly downloadable reference packs -- PDF e-books full of high resolution scans and DVD quality animated films. These reference packs are especially curated with input from the animation professionals and educators who serve on Animation Resources' Advisory Board. Special bonus content will be announced throughout the year. Members also get access to a 30-day archive of our downloadable podcasts, which include screenings, seminars, lectures and live-streamed events. In addition to the online members-only content, all members receive free admission to Creative League screenings and events throughout the year.


AnimSchool - Orem, UT, USA

animschool.com
Phone: (801) 765-7677
Email: admissions@animschool.com
Certificates offered: Certifcate in 3D Animation; Certifcate in 3D Character (modeling & rigging)
Number of students in animation program: 300
Cost of program: $540 per month
Head of animation: Manuel Bover
Head of admissions: Joshua Little
Time of year offered: Quarterly (January, April, July, October)
Application deadline: Two weeks before term begins
Additional notes: Classes held live online. Now offering student loans and payment plans.


CG Master Academy (CGMA) - Online Worldwide

2d.cgmasteracademy.com
Email: registration@cgmwonline.com
Certificates offered: Certifcate of Completion in Foundation & Design Program, Environment Design Program, Character Design Program
Number of animation students: 500
Cost of program: $699 per course
Head of animation: Manny Fragelus
Head of admissions: Sophie Hamels
Time of year offered: Quarterly / Year-round
Equipment required: Minimum requirements to run Photoshop and view online lectures


CGTarian Animation & VFX Online School - Online | Vilnius, Lithuania

cgtarian.com
Phone: +370 65 905 905
Email: school@cgtarian.com
Certificates offered: Advanced Character Animation Certifcates
Number of animation students: Up to 16 per class
Cost of program: $1,347 USD
Head of animation & admissions: Jalil Sadool
Time of year offered: Every three months: March 1, June 1, September 1, December 1
Application deadline: Every three months: March 15, June 15, September 15, December 15
Notes: We are online school owned by a Lithuanian registered company UAB MOCAP.LT


Digital-Tutors - Oklahoma City, OK, USA

www.digitaltutors.com
Phone: (405) 601-4806
Email: info@digitaltutors.com


Michigan State University School of Journalism - East Lansing, MI

comartsci.msu.edu
Phone: (517) 353-6430
Fax: (517) 355-7710
Email: sfox@msu.edu
Degrees/Certificates offered: Minor in Animation and Comics Storytelling in Media
Number of students in animation program: 300
Cost of program: Per-credit hour tuition
Head of animation: Professor Stacey Fox
Head of admissions: Ann Hoffman
Time of year offered: Year Round - Spring, Summer, Fall
Application deadline: Beginning of each semester
Equipment available: All courses are taught online. Students are required to purchase software subscriptions and use their own laptops and graphics tablets.
Additional notes: The Minor is available all online with all six courses running every Spring, Summer, Fall


TDU - Online

td-u.com
Phone: (614) 657-6715
Email: headmasters@td-u.com


Vancouver Animation School - Vancouver, BC, Canada

vanas.ca
Phone: (604) 612-1171
Email: info@vanas.ca
Degrees/Certificates offered: Animation, Concept Art, Matte Painting, Anime and Manga, Writing for Animation, Business for Artists
Number of animation students: 100
Cost of program: $14,900 CAD
Head of animation: Mario Pochat
Head of admissions: Sonia Bolduc
Time of year offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Application deadline: 10 days before session starts
Equipment available: Students are responsible for their own hardware and software. Educational discounts are provided.

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