School Guide Listings Section
Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA www.academyart.edu Phone: (800) 544-2787 Fax: (415) 628-6287 E-mail: admissions@ academyart.edu Degrees/Certificates offered: Accredited AA, BA, BFA, B.Arch (in candidacy status), MA, MFA and M.Arch degree programs in 23 areas of study, as well as continuing art education, pre-college art experience programs and teacher grants. Number of students in animation program: 2,325 Cost of program: Undergraduate tuition: $785 per unit; graduate: $885 per unit Head of animation: Chris Armstrong (Animation & VFX), Nicolas P. Villareal (Visual Dev.) Time of year offered: Spring, Summer & Fall semesters Application deadline: Rolling admissions. Spring 2014 registration open through January 27, Summer 2014 registration through June 16, Fall 2014 registration through September 4. Equipment: Computer Lab: High-end PC work stations with Maya, ZBrush, Adobe, RenderMan and more; Mac work stations, including stations with Final Cut Pro for input/ output; peripheral devices: Wacom tablets, Cintiq tablets, firewire, DVD burners and printers; scanner work stations. Video Lab: Mac work stations, HD video capabilities for location and green room shoots, DVD authoring. Sound booth with Sound Forge software. Green-screen studio.
Academy of Interactive Entertainment Lafayette, IN | Seattle, WA theaie.us Phone: IN: (337) 4561848; WA: (206) 4286350 Fax: IN: (337) 232-0790; WA: (206) 428-6354 E-mail: uscampus@aie. edu.au Degrees/Certificates offered: Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (3D Animation & VFX), Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development (Game Art & Animation), Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development (Game Programming) Number of students in animation program: 1:10 teacher-student ratio Cost of program: $16,500 per year for 2014-15 Head of animation: Dan Williams Head of admissions: Kristie Chamberlain; Judith Frey Time of year offered: Semesters begin September and January Application deadline: See website Equipment: Double Monitor PC workstations with Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop, After Effects, Nuke, Premiere, Mudbox. Wacom Bamboo tablets, sketchbooks and pencils
The Animation Academy Burbank, Ca theanimationacademy. com Phone: ( 818) 848-6590 E-mail: info@ theanimationacademy. com Degrees/Certificates offered: Certificate Number of students in animation program: 150 - 200 annually Cost of program: $395 to enter. Each class meets once per week. Bimonthly semesters. Head of animation: Charles Zembillas Head of admissions: George Novotny Time of year offered: Year round Application deadline: Monthly enrollment Equipment available: Traditional animation disks/light boxes, computers, pencil test equipment, CG software, video editing and digital illustration software.
The Art Institutes www.artinstitutes.edu Multiple Locations Phone: (888) 624-0300
The Bakshi School Silver City, NM thebakshischool.com Phone: (575) 534-9291 E-mail: info@ thebakshischool.com Degrees/Certificates offered: Classes for adults, young adults/ teens and workshops Head of animation: Eddie Bakshi Head of admissions: Jess Gorell Time of year offered: Year round
Bloomfield College Bloomfield, NJ www.bloomfield.edu Phone: (973) 748-9000
Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts Waltham, MA & Washington, DC www.cdiabu.com Phone: (800) 808-2342 E-mail: email@example.com
Brigham Young University Provo, UT animation.byu.edu Phone: (801) 422-8773 E-mail: sonya_ firstname.lastname@example.org Degrees/Certificates offered: BFA in Animation, Computer Science BA with Animation Emphasis, BFA in Illustration with Concept Design Emphasis Number of students in animation program: 75 Cost of program: $2,425 per semester for LDS students; $4,850 per semester for non LDS students Head of animation & admissions: Kelly Loosli Time of year offered: Semester schedule, Fall start Application deadline: June Equipment: Multiple labs running 2D and 3D software on workstation grade machines; traditional animation lab; screening room.
Burlington College Burlington, VT www.burlington.edu Phone: (802) 862-9616 E-mail: admissions@ burlington.edu
California College of the Arts Oakland, CA cca.edu Phone: (510) 594-3600 Fax: (510) 594-3696 E-mail: email@example.com Degrees/Certificates offered: Undergraduate:
Animation, Architecture (BArch), Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting/ Drawing. Graduate: Architecture (MArch), Fine Arts, MFA in Comics, MFA in Film. Number of students in animation program: 200 Cost of program: Undergraduate: $39,984; Graduate: $41,670 Head of animation: Rick Vertolli Head of admissions: Noel Dahl Time of year offered: Spring, Summer, Winter Application deadline: March 1 for Fall applicants, October 1 for Spring applicants Equipment: Everything necessary for all departments is available to check out from the Media Services Office.
California Institute of the Arts School of Film & Video calarts.edu Phone: (661) 255-1050 Fax: (661) 253-7710 E-mail: admissions@ calarts.edu Degrees/Certificates offered: BFA and Certificate in Character Animation. BFA, MFA, Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Experimental Animation. Number of students in animation program: Character Animation: 170, Experimental Animation: 86 Cost of program: 2013 Tuition: $39,976 Heads of animation: Dan Hansen (Character Anim.); Kirsten Winter (Experimental Anim.) Head of admissions: Molly Ryan Time of year offered: September through May Application deadline: Preferred deadline: December. Regular deadline: January. See website. Equipment available: The School of Film/ Video’s Equipment Cage offers a range of film and video 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 video and film cameras, lighting kits, microphones, digital sound recorders, stereoscopic systems and video installation equipment. School facilities also include 2D and 3D animation computer labs, stopmotion shooting stages, sound recording and mix theaters, a digital image/compositing lab, multimedia lab, an installation gallery space, production sound stages and post-production editing facilities.
California State University Fullerton Fullerton, CA www.fullerton.edu/arts Phone: (657) 278-3220 E-mail: cgrieb@fullerton. edu Degrees/Certificates offered: BFA Entertainment Art/ Animation, BFA Illustration, MA/ MFA Illustration Number of students in animation program: 350 Cost of program: $6,200 per year Head of animation: Chuck Grieb Head of admissions:
Jessica Wagoner Time of year offered: Fall and Spring semesters Application deadline: Nov. 30, 2013 Equipment available: 3D digital labs, pencil test equipment, Adobe Master Suite, animation drawing tables.
California State University Northridge Northridge, CA www.csun.edu Phone: (818) 677-1200
Cañada College Redwood City, CA www.canadacollege. edu/multimedia Phone: (650) 306-3330 E-mail: naasp@smccd. edu Degrees/Certificates offered: AA degree, 3D Animation/Video Game Design Certificate, 3D Animation/ Video Game Design Number of students in animation program: 120 Cost of program: Standard community college tuition/fee rates Head of animation: Paul Naas Time of year offered: Fall or Spring start Application deadline: First day of class Equipment available: Digital 2D studio, 3D studio and traditional animation studio. Digital studios are equipped with the latest graphics and animation software, as well as up-to-date computers and peripheral equipment. Greenscreen capability and sound recording/editing equipment. State-of-theart theater for end of year student work screenings.
Chapman University Dodge College of Film & Media Arts Orange, CA ftv.chapman.edu Phone: (714) 997-6765 E-mail: dodgecollege@ chapman.edu
Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland, OH www.cia.edu Phone: (216) 421-7000 E-mail: admissions@cia. edu
Cogswell College Sunnyvale, CA www.cogswell.edu Phone: (408) 541-0100 E-mail: info@cogswell. edu
College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, CA www.canyons.edu Phone: (661) 259-7800 Fax: (661) 259-8302 E-mail: jeff.baker@ canyons.edu Degrees/Certificates offered: AA: Animation Production, Computer Animation. Certificate: Animation Production, Videogame Development. Number of students in animation program: 100-150 Cost of program: $1,360 Head of animation: Jeffrey Baker Head of admissions: Jasmine Rhys Time of year offered: Fall & Spring semesters Application deadline: Year round Equipment available: Traditional animation studio with 22 light tables, 2 Dragon Animation Programs (for animation capture and playback), 2 Lunchbox Animation Systems (for animation capture and playback). 25 Dell workstation computers with 64 Gig of RAM, high-end Nvidia video cards, high speed internet connections. Software: Maya 2014 (plus Autodesk Mudbox and Motionbuilder), ZBrush R4, After Effects CS6.
Collin County Community College Plano, TX www.collin.edu Phone: (972) 516-5089 E-mail: admissions@ collin.edu
Columbia College Chicago, IL game.colum.edu Phone: (312) 369-7750 E-mail: admissions@ colum.edu
Columbus College of Art & Design Columbus, OH www.ccad.edu Phone: (614) 222-3261 Fax: (614) 232-8344 E-mail: admissions@ ccad.edu Degrees/Certificates offered: Bachelor of Fine Arts: Advertising & Graphic Design, Animation, Cinematic Arts, Fine Arts, Illustration. Project-based, multidisciplinary Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts: New Projects. Number of students in animation program: 143 Cost of program: Tuition $28,872 per year Head of animation: Charlotte Belland Head of admissions: Densil R.R. Porteous II Time of year offered:
Fall & Spring semesters Application deadline: Rolling admission until Aug. 1; Priority Deadline Feb. 15 Equipment available: 41 Cintiq 21UX PC stations, stop-motion lab with DSLRs and Dragonframe, Sandbox Student Lounge for Animation Student Collective. CCAD is the only U.S. Center or Excellence for Toon Boom Animation.
DePaul University Chicago, IL www.cdm.depaul.edu Phone: (312) 362-8714 Fax: (312) 362-5185 E-mail: admission@cdm. depaul.edu Degrees/Certificates offered: BA Animation, BFA Animation, MA Animation, MFA Animation Number of students in animation program: 270 Cost of program: Undergraduate full-time tuition: $33,390 per year (2013-14) Head of animation: Scott Roberts Head of admissions: Liz Friedman Time of year offered: Year round Application deadline: February 1 for fall admission Equipment available: 3D, stop motion, motion capture, motion control and green-screen studios.
DigiPen Institute of Technology Redmond, WA www.digipen.edu Phone: (425) 558-0299; toll-free (866) 478-5236 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School Orlando, FL www.daveschool.com Phone: (407) 224-3283 Fax: (407) 224-5648 E-mail: michael@ daveschool.com Degrees/Certificates offered: Certificate of Completion Number of students in animation program: 80 Cost of program: $33,500 Head of animation: Jeffery Scheetz Head of admissions: Lauren Dottley Time of year offered: January, April, June, September Equipment available: Maya, 3DS Max, Nuke, ZBrush, MotionBuilder, Photoshop, PFTrack, Mocha, Mari, Unity, Unreal Development Kit.
Digital Media Arts College Boca Raton, FL www.dmac.edu Phone: (561) 391-1148 E-mail: admissions@ dmac.edu Degrees/Certificates offered: Professional Certificates: Computer Generated Modeling, Drawing, Motion Graphics, Graphic Design, Web Design. Associate & Bachelor Undergraduate Degrees: Graphic Design (AS), Multimedia Design (AS), Graphic Design (BFA), Advertising (BFA), Computer Animation (BFA), Game Art (BFA), Web Design & Development (BS), Programming (BS). MFA Graduate Degrees: Graphic & Web Design, Visual Effects Animation.
Number of students in animation program: 160 Cost of program: $582 per credit hour Head of animation: Brett Baker Head of admissions: M.J. Safra Time of year offered: All year Application deadline: All year Equipment available: 33,000+ square foot facility. Computer labs regularly updated with software and hardware to industry standards. Dual Xeon processor PCs with Nvidia Quadro graphics cards running Autodesk and Adobe software, Apple G5 computers with 23” cinema displays with Adobe software for graphic design and motion graphics. Render farm of networked computers. Student laptop program. On-site help desk. Fully featured art studio, motion capture chroma key wall with professional video equipment, dialogue library, graffiti and gallery walls and student lounge.
Earthlight Pictures Animation Training & Teletraining OR, CA & Online www. earthlightpictures.com Phone: (503) 697-7914 Fax: (503) 697-7914 E-mail: info@ earthlightpictures.com Degrees/Certificates offered: Certificate Number of students in animation program: 30-60 per year (youth & adults) Cost of program: Call for details Head of animation & admissions: John Teton Time of year offered: Quarterly classes and solo instruction, concentrated workshops, and teletraining instruction four quarters each year Application deadline: Rolling admissions Equipment available: Call for details
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro, PA art.edinboro.edu Phone: (814) 732-2406 Fax: (814) 732-2414 E-mail: cinema@ edinboro.edu Degrees/Certificates offered: BFA Cinema (Animation, Computer Animation, Film & Video), BS Game and Virtual World Development Number of students in animation program: 250 Cost of program: Tuition, room & board $18,815 (PA resident) $22,667.20 (nonresident) Head of animation: Mike Genz Head of admissions: Amber Schultz Time of year offered: Fall & Spring Application deadline: Contact Admissions (814) 732-2000 Equipment available: 25 dual monitor PC workstations with Wacom tablets, Oculus Rift, 20 Wacom Cintiq lab, 10 TB disc storage, smart board technology, 25 seat custom theater with 5 point surround sound, 1 experimental multi axis flat bed, 3 stop-motion stages, stop-motion stage light kits, 32 channel sound board and sound studio, 6 Canon Digital SLR cameras, 2 large bed color scanners, 25 custom made light desks, 6 down shooters with Flipbook, Dragon Frame, Toon Boom Harmony, Maya, 3d Studio Max, Mudbox, Adobe Production Suite, CS6.
Ex’pression College Emeryville & San Jose, CA expression.edu Phone: (877) 833-8800 E-mail: info@expression. edu Degrees/Certificates offered: Bachelor of Applied Science: Animation & Visual Effects, Digital Filmmaking, Game Art & Design, Motion Graphic Design Number of students in animation program: 94 Cost of program: $94,400 Head of animation: Brian Andrews Head of admissions: Daniel A. Levinson Time of year offered: March, July, November 2014 in Emeryville. January, March, May, July, September & November in San Jose. Application deadline: Applications accepted year-round. Apply early to reserve a spot in desired program. Equipment available: Software: Maya, ZBrush, Mudbox, Nuke, RenderMan, MotionBuilder, Blade, PFTrack, Qube, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, et al. Computer labs with state-of-the-industry workstations, distributed render farm, motion capture stage, greenscreen stage, sound stage, stop-motion lab, art studios. HD cameras
including Cannon C300s, Cannon HDSLRs and Panasonic HVXs. Wacom tablets, animation light boxes, professional lighting, grip, camera accessories and sound equipment.
Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY www.fitnyc.edu Phone: (212) 217-5440; (212) 217-4681 E-mail: terry_blum@ fitnyc.edu Degrees/Certificates offered: BFA Computer Animation & Interactive Media Number of students in animation program: 48 Cost of program: Instate tuition: $5,168 per year; out-of-state: $13,550 Head of animation: Terry Blum Head of admissions: Elizabeth Grubic Time of year offered: Fall Application deadline: January 1 Equipment available: HPZ800 Platform. Softimage, AVID, Adobe Master Suite, Autodesk Entertainment Suite, Pixologic, ZBrush, et al.
Ferris State University Grand Rapids, Michigan www.ferris.edu Phone: (616) 451-4777 Fax: (616) 451-4740 E-mail: email@example.com Degrees/Certificates offered: Bachelors of Applied Science. Associates in Pre-digital Media Number of students in animation program: 200+ Cost of program: $415 per credit hour; 124 credit hours for degree. Community College friendly. Head of animation: David Baker Head of admissions: Cynthia Blaszak Time of year offered: Fall/Winter Application deadline: Rolling Equipment available: 80 dell workstations, dual monitor; Canon/Sony HD cameras and support equipment; Adobe Creative Suite, 3ds Max, Maya, Unreal UDK, Roadkill, MS Office Suite, Oculus Rift, Google Glass
Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC www.forsythtech.edu Phone: (336) 723-0371
Full Sail University Winter Park, FL www.fullsail.edu Phone: (800) 226-7625 E-mail: admissions@ fullsail.com
Gnomon School of Visual Effects Hollywood, CA www.gnomonschool. com Phone: (323) 466-6663 Fax: (323) 466-6710 E-mail: admissions@ gnomonschool.com Degrees/Certificates offered: 1-year Entertainment Design, 2-year Digital Production for Entertainment, 3-year Entertainment Design & Digital Production for Entertainment, Individual Classes, Online Classes, Digital Production for Entertainment Certificate, Entertainment Design and Digital Production Certificate Number of students in animation program: 135 Cost of program: $69,275-$84,975 Head of animation: Mark Dedecker Head of admissions: Brian Bradford Time of year offered: Quarterly terms Equipment available: 20,000 sq. ft. facility, 7 computer labs, 3 lecture rooms, 2 drawing and sculpture studios, 70 ft. green-screen stage, state-of-the-art Windows workstations. Software: Autodesk Maya & MotionBuilder, Pixologic ZBrush, Side Effects Houdini, Adobe Suite, The Foundry Nuke & Mari, Maxon Cinema 4D & Bodypaint 3D, Unreal.
Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI gvsu.edu/filmvideo Phone: (616) 331-5000 E-mail: admissions@ gvsu.edu
Grossmont College El Cajon, CA www.grossmont.edu Phone: (619) 644-7000
The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University Plano, TX www.smu.edu/ guildhall Phone: (972) 473-3539 Fax: (972) 473-3599 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Degrees/Certificates offered: Masters Degree in Interactive Technology with specializations in Art Creation, Level Design, Software Development or Production Management (Video Game Development). Professional Certification in Game Development with specializations in Art Creation, Level Design or Software Development. Number of students in animation program: 45 Cost of program: $74,000 for 24 month program (includes laptop, software, tablet, wacom tablet) Head of animation: Elizabeth Stringer Head of admissions: Rene Archambault Time of year offered: January & August Application deadline: Mid-October (January term); mid-April (August term) Equipment available: Wacom Tablets, wireless motion capture, Alienware laptops, development, Usability Lab for game testing
Hampshire College Amherst, MA www.hampshire.edu Phone: (413) 549-4600 E-mail: admissions@ hampshire.edu
Indiana University School of Informatics at IUPUI Indianapolis, IN Phone: (317) 278-4636 E-mail: soicindy@iupui. edu
Laguna College of Art + Design Laguna Beach, CA www.lcad.edu Phone: (800) 255-0762 Fax: (949) 715-8084 E-mail: admissions@ lcad.edu Degrees/Certificates offered: Bachelor of Fine Arts: Animation, Drawing & Painting, Drawing & Painting w/ sculpture Emphasis, Design & Digital Media, Design & Digital Media w/ Action Sports Emphasis, Design & Digital Media w/ Illustration Emphasis, Game Art, Illustration, Illustration w/ Drawing & Painting Emphasis, Illustration w/ Entertainment Emphasis. Minors: Creative Writing, Design & Digital Media, Animation, Illustration, Drawing & Painting, Sculpture. Number of students in animation program: 104 Cost of program: $27,300 per year Head of animation: David Kuhn Head of admissions: Christopher Brown Time of year offered: Fall & Spring Application deadline: Rolling
Lansing Community College Lansing, MI www.lcc.edu Phone: (517) 483-1957; toll free (800) 644-4522
Lesley University Cambridge, MA www.lesley.edu/ animation Phone: (617) 349-8800 Fax: (617) 349-8810 E-mail: admissions@ lesley.edu Degrees/Certificates offered: BFA Animation, BFA Animation double majors, BFA, Professional Certificate Animation Number of students in animation program: 53 Cost of program: Tuition 2014: $24,000 Head of animation: John Casey
Head of admissions: Debra Kocar Time of year offered: September & January starts; freshman and transfer students Application deadline: Fall 2014 Freshman: Early Action deadline Dec. 15; Regular Decision preferred deadline Feb. 15. Fall 2014 Transfer: preferred deadline May 1; Spring 2014 Freshman or Transfer: Dec. 15.
Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art Van Nuys, CA www.laafa.org Phone: (818) 708-9232 E-mail: contactus@laafa. org Degrees/Certificates offered: 3-year Entertainment Art Degree, 3-year Entertainment Art Certificate, 18-month Intensive Entertainment Art Training Track - Certificate of Completion, 1-year Intensive Drawing Training Track - Certificate of Completion. Number of students in animation program: 10 Cost of program: $4,700 per quarter Head of animation: Bill Perkins Head of admissions: Holly Olin-Miller Time of year offered: Fall Application deadline: Rolling Equipment available: Laptops available for temporary use.
The Los Angeles Film School Hollywood, CA www.lafilm.edu Phone: (323) 860-0789 E-mail: email@example.com Degrees/Certificates offered: Associate of Science: Computer Animation, Game Production. Bachelor Degree: Computer Animation (offered April 2014 on campus, Fall 2014 online) Number of students in animation program: 92 Cost of program: $43,406.50 Head of animation: Lori Hammond Head of admissions: Ben Chaib Time of year offered: Monthly enrollment Application deadline: Last day of registration Equipment available: Dell Precision computers (laptops & labs), Zprinter (3D Printer), large green-screen for VFX “Compositing & Scene Finishing classes. Software in Animation Lab: Maya, Nuke, ZBrush, Photoshop, After Effects.
Loyola Marymount University School of Film & Television Los Angeles, CA sftv.lmu.edu Phone: (310) 258-7200 E-mail: sftv-info@lmu. edu Degrees/Certificates offered: BA Animation Number of students in animation program: 65 Cost of program: $37,605 Head of animation: Tom Klein Head of admissions: Christine Felkel Time of year offered: Fall, Spring Application deadline: January 15, 2014 Equipment available: Cintiqs in every classroom; Isolon highspeed network; first school to offer instruction in virtual cinematography; PipelineFX Qube render farm; motion capture/ stop-motion stage with OptiTrack system and LED lighting.
New York University Tisch School of the Arts The Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television New York, NY filmtv.tisch.nyu.edu Phone: (212) 998-1779 Fax: (212) 995-4062 E-mail: john. firstname.lastname@example.org Degrees/Certificates offered: BFA Film & Television Number of students in animation program: 350 film students Cost of program: $68,000 including housing and fees Head of animation: John Canemaker Head of admissions: Patricia Decker Time of year offered: Fall, Spring; Summer sessions available Application deadline: Freshmen: January 1, Transfers April 1 Equipment: Mac Pro towers (mid 2012), 2 file servers (Windows & Mac), renderfarm using Deadline, Cintiqs: 21 inch and 12 inch portable, Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, Premiere, Autodesk Maya Education Suite, 3d Studio Max, Mudbox, ZBrush, Cinema 4D, Dragonframe, Nuke, Avid, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Pencil Test Stations.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis, MN www.mcad.edu Phone: (612) 874-3700; toll free (800) 874-6223 E-mail: email@example.com
New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies Center for Advanced Digital Applications New York, NY www.scps.ny.edu/cada Phone: (212) 998-7100 E-mail: mcgheeadmissions@nyu. edu
Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, CA www.otis.edu Phone: (310) 665-6800 E-mail: digitalmedia@ otis.edu
Philadelphia University Philadelphia, PA www.philau.edu/ animation Phone: (215) 951-2700 E-mail: admissions@ philau.edu
Platt College San Diego, CA www.platt.edu Phone: (866) 752-8826 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pratt Institute New York, NY www.pratt.edu Phone: (718) 636-3600 E-mail: email@example.com
Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI www.risd.edu Phone: (401) 454-6300 E-mail: admissions@ risd.edu Ringling College of Art and Design Sarasota, FL www.ringling.edu Phone: (941) 351-5100 E-mail: admissions@ ringline.edu Degrees/Certificates offered: Bachelor of Fine Arts: Computer Animation, Game Art & Design, Illustration, Digital Filmmaking, Motion Design, Fine Arts Number of students in animation program: 240 Cost of program: $35,490 per year Head of animation: Jim McCampbell Head of admissions: Jim Dean Time of year offered: Fall & Spring semesters Application deadline: January 15 Equipment available: Relationships with leading software and hardware development companies such as Pixar, Alias, Sony and IBM ensures access to the latest advances in software technology as well as emerging hardware developments.
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY cias.rit.edu/design Phone: (585) 475-2754 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Degrees/Certificates offered:
BFA in 3D Digital Design, MFA in Visual Communication Design Number of students in animation program: 170 Cost of program: $31,584 per year Head of animation: email@example.com Head of admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Time of year offered: Fall & Spring semesters Application deadline: Feb. 1 Equipment available: Dedicated lab/studios, motion capture, projection design studio, tangible media studio, Vignelli Center for Design Studies, access to courses in CS, Interactive Games and Media (programming focus), business courses, etc.
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design Lakewood, CO www.rmcad.edu Phone: (303) 753-6046; toll free (800) 888-ARTS E-mail: admissions@ rmcad.edu
San Francisco State University Cinema Department San Francisco, CA www.cinema.sfsu.edu Phone: (415) 338-1629 E-mail: cinedept@sfsu. edu
San Jose State University San Jose, CA www.sjsuai.com Phone: (408) 924-4340 E-mail: email@example.com
Santa Monica College Academy of Entertainment and Technology Santa Monica, CA academy.smc.edu Phone: (310) 434-3700 E-mail: academy_info@ smc.edu
Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA www.scad.edu Phone: (800) 869-7223 E-mail: admission@scad. edu Degrees/Certificates offered: BFA, MA, MFA Number of students in animation program: Total: 913; Undergraduate: 714; Graduate: 199 Cost of program: $32,950 (undergraduate); $33,750 (graduate) Head of animation: Matthew Maloney Head of admissions: Jenny Jaquillard Time of year offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Application deadline: Rolling Equipment available: Students have 50Gb of homespace on the network to save to and access at any workstation. Work can be sent to the renderfarm from anywhere. Animation classes taught using Adobe CS5, Dragonframe, Maya, Toon Boom Harmony & Storyboard Pro and ViconBlade. VFX classes available as electives using Houdini, Mari, Nuke RenderMan. Collaborative projects managed using Shotgun. Classes taught on Windows platform using dual-core processor HP computers. Three 20seat Cintiq labs available. Canon 5Ds cameras and 3D printing for stopmotion.
School of Visual Arts New York, NY www.sva.edu Phone: (212) 592-2693 E-mail: admissions@
School of Visual Arts Division of Continuing Education New York, NY www.sva.edu Phone: (212) 592-2050 Fax: (212) 592-2060 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Time of year offered: Fall, Spring & Summer semesters
Silver Drawing Academy Los Angeles, CA www. silverdrawingacademy. com Phone: (818) 773-2440 E-mail: info@ silverdrawingacademy. com Degrees/Certificates offered: Certificate of completion; private school Number of students in animation program: 25 per semester Cost of program: $699 Head of animation & admissions: Stephen Silver Time of year offered: Fall, Spring, Winter
Studio Arts Los Angeles, CA www.studioarts.com Phone: (323) 227-8776 E-mail: admin@ studioarts.com
Texas A&M University Department of Visualization College Station, TX viz.arch.tamu.edu Phone: (979) 845-3465 E-mail: email@example.com. edu Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy Chicago, IL www.tfa.edu Phone: (312) 332-0707 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA www.uarts.edu Phone: (215) 717-6049 Fax: (215) 717-6045 E-mail: admissions@ uarts.edu Degrees/Certificates offered: Bachelor of Fine Arts Number of students in animation program: 82 Cost of program: $36,582 annual tuition Head of animation: Christopher Magee Head of admissions: Anthony Padilla Time of year offered: Fall & Spring semesters
Application deadline: Rolling Equipment: Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Cloud, Toon Boom, Dragonframe, Final Cut Pro, Mac computer lab with Cintiqs, five digital pencil test stations with DSLR cameras, portable light tables, video and audio production and editing equipment.
University of California Los Angeles Animation Workshop Los Angeles, CA animation.filmtv.ucla. edu Phone: (310) 825-5829 Fax: (310) 825-3383 E-mail: email@example.com. edu
University of Central Florida School of Visual Arts & Design Orlando, FL svad.cah.ucf.edu Phone: (407) 823-2676 Fax: (407) 823-6470 E-mail: svadadvising@ ucf.edu Degrees/Certificates offered: Bachelor of Fine Arts: Emerging Media with specialization in Character Animation, Emerging Media with specialization in Experimental Animation, Emerging Media with specialization in Game Design. Master of Arts: Digital Media - Visual Language and Interactive Media, Emerging Media - Digital Media Track, Emerging Media - Studio Art and Computer Track, Film - Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema Number of students in animation program: 70 Cost of program: Undergrad Florida resident 2013/14 Tuition, Room & Board & books: $16,763; non-resident $32,861. Graduate Tuition $368 per hour resident; $1,192 nonresident. Head of animation: Byron Clercx Head of admissions: SVAD Advising Time of year offered: Character Animation: Fall & Spring, Experimental and Graduate degrees: Year round. Application deadline: July 1, 2014 for August 2014 start Equipment available: iMac computer labs with Adobe CC Suite, Autodesk Maya 2014, NukeX software. Traditional lab with 16 Field Animation desks