Animation Magazine - - School Guide - The An­i­ma­tion Col­lab­o­ra­tive

San Francisco, CA acade­m­ Phone: (800) 544-2787 Fax: (415) 628-6287 E-mail: ad­mis­sions@acade­m­ De­grees/Cer­tifi­cates of­fered: Ac­cred­ited AA, BA, BFA, BS, B.Arch (in can­di­dacy sta­tus), MA, MFA, and M.Arch de­gree pro­grams in 28 ar­eas of study, as well as con­tin­u­ing art ed­u­ca­tion, pre-col­lege ar­t­ex­pe­ri­ence pro­grams, and teacher grants. Num­ber of stu­dents in an­i­ma­tion pro­gram: 2,325 Cost of pro­gram: Un­der­grad­u­ate tu­ition: $810 per unit; Grad­u­ate tu­ition: $910 per unit Head of an­i­ma­tion: Chris Arm­strong Head of ad­mis­sions: Hank Gamel Time of year of­fered: Spring, Sum­mer and Fall semesters Ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line: Rolling Ad­mis­sions. Spring 2015 reg­is­tra­tion open through Jan­uary 26, Sum­mer 2015 reg­is­tra­tion through June 15, and Fall 2015 reg­is­tra­tion through Septem­ber 3. Equip­ment avail­able: The School of An­i­ma­tion & Visual Ef­fects pro­vides the lat­est equip­ment, as well as a video and Cin­tiq lab, green screen stu­dio, and sound booth. Lafayette, LA | Seat­tle, WA Phone: LA: (337) 456-1848; WA: (206) 428-6350 Fax: LA: (337) 232-0790; WA: (206) 428-6354 E-mail:, seat­ Bur­bank, Cal­i­for­nia TheAn­i­ma­tionA­ Phone: (818) 848-6590 E-mail: TheAn­i­ma­tionA­ De­grees/Cer­tifi­cates of­fered: Cer­tifi­cate upon com­ple­tion of pro­gram Num­ber of stu­dents in an­i­ma­tion pro­gram: 50 Cost of pro­gram: $395 to en­ter. Each class meets once per week. Bi-monthly semesters. Head of an­i­ma­tion: Charles Zem­bil­las Head of ad­mis­sions: George Novotny Time of year of­fered: round Ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line: New stu­dents ac­cepted monthly Equip­ment avail­able: Tra­di­tional an­i­ma­tion disks/light­boxes, pen­cil test video sys­tem, art sup­plies pro­vided for Visual De­vel­op­ment, com­puter work­sta­tions for dig­i­tal ap­pli­ca­tions Emeryville, CA an­i­ma­tion­col­lab­o­ra­ E-mail: info@an­i­ma­tion­col­lab­o­ra­ De­grees/Cer­tifi­cates of­fered: work­shops in story, de­sign, an­i­ma­tion, ges­ture, ma­que­tte, and other as­pects of the an­i­ma­tion in­dus­try Num­ber of stu­dents in an­i­ma­tion pro­gram: Up to 48 each term Cost of pro­gram: work­shop Head of an­i­ma­tion: Makarewicz Head of ad­mis­sions: Kathryn Dur­fee Time of year of­fered: round Ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line: per year Equip­ment avail­able: Lat­est tech­nol­ogy avail­able to stu­dents and in­struc­tors. All of our work­shops are cri­tique or lec­ture for­mat, mean­ing stu­dents bring in their as­sign­ments and up­load them to the in-house com­put­ers. We are open for work­shops only; we do not have com­puter labs or work­sta­tions avail­able to stu­dents. Orem, UT an­i­m­ Phone: (801) 765-7677 Fax: (801) 221-4882 E-mail: ad­mis­sions@an­i­m­ De­grees/Cer­tifi­cates of­fered: 21-month 3D An­i­ma­tion; 21-month 3D Character (Mod­el­ing and Rig­ging) Num­ber of stu­dents in an­i­ma­tion pro­gram: 250 Cost of pro­gram: $10,600 Head of an­i­ma­tion: David Gal­lagher Head of ad­mis­sions: Josh Lit­tle Time of year of­fered: Quar­terly Ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line: See web­site artin­sti­ Mul­ti­ple Lo­ca­tions Phone: (888) 624-0300 Sil­ver City, NM the­bak­ Phone: (575) 534-9291 E-mail: info@the­bak­shischool. com Bloom­field, NJ bloom­ Phone: (973) 748-9000 Cen­ter for Dig­i­tal Arts Waltham, MA the­cen­ter­fordig­i­ta­ Phone: (781) 209-1700 E-mail: info@the­cen­ter­fordig­i­ta­


2014 Tu­ition:


Cyg­win, Di­rect X SDK, Doxy­gen 1.8, Em­bar­cadero RAD Stu­dio, Em­bar­cadero Del­phi and C++ Builder, FMOD, GIMP, GIT Ex­ten­sions, GLUT, GNU Grep, Green­shot, HLPL, Inno Setup, Java SDK, Jel­ly­cam, LUA for Win­dows, Mi­crosoft Of­fice, Mi­crosoft Kinect SDK, Mi­crosoft Visual Stu­dio, Mi­crosoft Win­dows Mo­bile SDK, Mi­crosoft Win­dows SDK, Mi­crosoft XNA Games­tu­dio, MinGW, MuseS­core 1.3, Muster Ren­der, NSIS, Open AL, Or­a­cle VM Vir­tual Box, Orca, Paint.NET, Perl, Python, Sculp­tris, Toon­boom Stu­dio, Toon­boom Har­mony, Toon­boom, Sto­ry­board ProTo­pogun, Tor­toise Git, Tor­toise HG, Tor­toise SVN, Unity 4, Un­real SDK, Win Merge, XNORMAL, Zbrush4R6, Zero En­gine, An­droid SDK, Masm32, Maya, Mix­craft 6, poseDe­former Or­lando, FL dav­ 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: April, June, Septem­ber Equip­ment avail­able: Maya, 3DS Max, Nuke, ZBrush, Mo­tion­Builder, Pho­to­shop, PFTrack, Mocha, Mari, Unity, Un­real De­vel­op­ment Kit. Boca Ra­ton, FL Phone: (561) 391-1148 Fax: (561) 998-3430 E-mail: ca­reerser­vices@dmac. edu De­grees/Cer­tifi­cates of­fered: BFA Com­puter An­i­ma­tion BFA Com­puter An­i­ma­tion, Game Art Con­cen­tra­tion MFA Visual Ef­fects An­i­ma­tion BS Mo­bile Game De­sign CG Mod­el­ing Cer­tifi­cate AS Mul­ti­me­dia De­sign AS Graphic De­sign BFA Graphic De­sign MFA Graphic and Web De­sign MS Web De­sign Tech­nol­ogy Num­ber of stu­dents in an­i­ma­tion pro­gram: 150 Cost of pro­gram: $582 per credit Head of an­i­ma­tion: Joule Head of ad­mis­sions: O’Shea Time of year of­fered: a year Ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line: ad­mis­sions Ore­gon, Cal­i­for­nia & On­line earth­light­pic­ Phone: (503) 697-7914 E-mail: JT@earth­light­pic­tures. com De­grees/Cer­tifi­cates of­fered: Cer­tifi­cate in An­i­ma­tion Pro­duc­tion & His­tory Num­ber of stu­dents in an­i­ma­tion pro­gram: 10-60 per year Cost of pro­gram: Based on cour­ses and for­mats cho­sen - call for de­tails Head of an­i­ma­tion: John Te­ton Time of year of­fered: Quar­terly classes and solo in­struc­tion, con­cen­trated work­shops, and -live video­con­fer­ence in­struc­tion four quarters each year Equip­ment avail­able: de­tails Emeryville | San Jose, CA ex­pres­ Phone: (877) 833-8800, (855) 217-7300 E-mail: info@ex­pres­ SUNY New York, NY fit­ Phone: (212) 217-7999 E-mail: ter­ry_blum@fit­ De­grees/Cer­tifi­cates of­fered: BFA Com­puter An­i­ma­tion & In­ter­ac­tive Me­dia (2 years) As­so­ciates De­gree re­quired Num­ber of stu­dents in an­i­ma­tion pro­gram: 48 Cost of pro­gram: In­state Tu­ition $6,170 per year. Out of State Tu­ition $17,810. Head of an­i­ma­tion: Terry Blum Head of ad­mis­sions: Laura Arbogast Time of year of­fered: Fall Ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line: Jan­uary 1 Equip­ment avail­able: HP Z640 Dual Pro­ces­sor Work­sta­tions & HP Ren­der Farm, Sof­tim­age, Maya, Adobe Cre­ative Cloud, Au­todesk En­ter­tain­ment Suite,Avid MC, Toon Boom, Pixo­logic ZBrush, Arduino, Kinect, 3D Print­ing, ded­i­cated labs & stu­dios Grand Rapids, MI fer­ Phone: (616) 451-4777 Fax: (616) 451-4720 E-mail: david­baker@fer­ De­grees/Cer­tifi­cates of­fered: Bach­e­lor of Ap­plied Sci­ence - Grand Rapids Cam­pus, Dig­i­tal Me­dia Soft­ware En­gi­neer­ing (B.A.S) Grand Rapids Cam­pus, As­so­ciates of Pre-Dig­i­tal Me­dia (A.S) - Big Rapids Cam­pus, Tele­vi­sion and Dig­i­tal Me­dia Pro­duc­tion (B.A.) Big Rapids Cam­pus Num­ber of stu­dents in an­i­ma­tion pro­gram: 200 Cost of pro­gram: $425 credit hour Head of an­i­ma­tion: Baker Head of ad­mis­sions: Cyn­thia Kaan Time of year of­fered: Spring, Sum­mer Ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line: Rolling Equip­ment avail­able: 80+ CPU 8-16 gig dual core pen­tiums PC en­vi­ron­ment - Grand Rapids cam­pus; Adobe Cre­ative Suite, Au­todesk 3ds Max and Maya, Z-Brush, Road Kill, Re­zon, HD TV equip­ment through GRCMC Win­ston-Salem, NC Phone: (336) 723-0371 Win­ter Park, FL full­ Phone: (800) 226-7625, (407) 679-6333 E-mail: ad­mis­sions@full­

Hol­ly­wood, CA gnomon­ Phone: (323) 466-6663 Fax: (323) 466-6710 E-mail: ad­mis­sions@gnomon­ Al­len­dale, MI Phone: (616) 331-5000 E-mail: ad­mis­ El Ca­jon, CA gross­ Phone: (619) 644-7000 Plano, TX­hall Phone: (214) 768-4278 E-mail: Amherst, MA hamp­ Phone: (413) 559-5471, (877) 937-4267 E-mail: ad­mis­sions@hamp­shire. edu In­di­anapo­lis, IN Phone: (317) 278-4636 E-mail: La­guna Beach, CA Phone: (949) 376-6000 Fax: (949) 715-8084 E-mail: ad­mis­ De­grees/Cer­tifi­cates of­fered: BFA Ma­jors: An­i­ma­tion, De­sign + Dig­i­tal Me­dia, De­sign + Dig­i­tal Me­dia with Ac­tion Sports Em­pha­sis, De­sign + Dig­i­tal Me­dia with Il­lus­tra­tion Em­pha­sis Num­ber of stu­dents in an­i­ma­tion pro­gram: Ap­prox­i­mately 100 Cost of pro­gram: year Head of an­i­ma­tion: Kuhn Head of ad­mis­sions: pher Brown Time of year of­fered: Spring Ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line: 2nd Lans­ing, MI Phone: (517) 483-1957; (800) 644-4522 E-mail: LCC-Re­cruit­ment@lcc. edu Cam­bridge, MA les­­i­ma­tion Phone: (617) 349-8800 E-mail: ad­mis­sions@les­ Van Nuys, CA Phone: (818) 708-9232 E-mail: con­tac­ De­grees/Cer­tifi­cates of­fered: Bach­e­lor of Fine Arts, Bach­e­lor of En­ter­tain­ment Arts, Cer­tifi­cate of Fine Arts, Cer­tifi­cate of En­ter­tain­ment Arts. All three-year Pro­grams are ac­cred­ited by NASAD. Num­ber of stu­dents in an­i­ma­tion pro­gram: Cost of pro­gram: $58,800 for three-year pro­grams Head of an­i­ma­tion: Bill Perkins Head of ad­mis­sions: Holly Olin-Miller Time of year of­fered: and Fall Ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line: ad­mis­sions Hol­ly­wood, CA Phone: (323) 860-0789 Fax: (815) 717-7688 E-mail: De­grees/Cer­tifi­cates of­fered: As­so­ciate of Sci­ence de­gree in Film, Bach­e­lor’s de­gree in Dig­i­tal Film­mak­ing, Bach­e­lor’s de­gree in Game Pro­duc­tion & De­sign, Bach­e­lor’s de­gree in An­i­ma­tion & VFX Num­ber of stu­dents in an­i­ma­tion pro­gram: 160 Cost of pro­gram: 75,450 Head of an­i­ma­tion: Jof­fery Black Head of ad­mis­sions: Ben Chaib Time of year of­fered/dead­line: Starts each month Equip­ment avail­able: Wa­com Cin­tiq Tablets, Adobe Flash, Pix­e­l­ogic ZBrush, Large-For­mat Green Screen, Full-Color 3D Printer (Z Printer), Au­todesk Maya, Toon Boom Stu­dio, Mac­book Pro Los An­ge­les, CA Phone: (310) 258-7200 E-mail: De­grees/Cer­tifi­cates of­fered: B.A in An­i­ma­tion Num­ber of stu­dents in an­i­ma­tion pro­gram: 68 Cost of pro­gram: $37,605 Head of an­i­ma­tion: Tom Klein, Chair Head of ad­mis­sions: Felkel Time of year of­fered: Spring Ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line: 15, 2015 Equip­ment avail­able: Cin­tiqs/ work­sta­tions in ev­ery class­room; Isolon high-speed net­work; first school to of­fer in­struc­tion in vir­tual cin­e­matog­ra­phy; PipelineFX Qube ren­der farm; mo­tion cap­ture/stop-mo­tion stage with the Op­tiTrack sys­tem, an­i­ma­tion desks. Tisch School of the Arts New York Univer­sity New York, NY an­i­ma­ Phone: (212) 998-1779 Fax: (212) 995-4062 E-mail: john.cane­maker@nyu. edu De­grees/Cer­tifi­cates of­fered: BFA Film & Tele­vi­sion Num­ber of stu­dents in an­i­ma­tion pro­gram: 350 film stu­dents Cost of pro­gram: $57,484 Head of an­i­ma­tion: John Cane­maker Head of ad­mis­sions: Pa­tri­cia Decker Time of year of­fered: Fall/ Spring - Sum­mer ses­sions avail­able Ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line: Early Decision 1 - Novem­ber 1; Fresh­man Reg­u­lar Decision and Early Decision 2 -Jan­uary 1; Ex­ter­nal Trans­fers - April 1t Equip­ment avail­able: 16 Mac Pro (2014), two file servers (one Win­dows, one 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 Pro­duc­tion Col­lec­tion, Avid, Fi­nal Cut Pro, DVD Stu­dio Pro, Pen­cil Test Sta­tions.

Jim Mc- San Jose, CA Phone: (408) 924-1000 E-mail: de­ De­sign Tech­nol­ogy Depart­ment Santa Mon­ica, CA sm­cde­sign­ Phone: (310) 434-3700 E-mail: acade­ At­lanta | Savannah, GA Phone: (877) 722-3285, (800) 869-7223 E-mail: sca­, ad­mis­ New York, NY Phone: (212) 592-2100 E-mail: ad­mis­ Di­vi­sion of Con­tin­u­ing Ed­u­ca­tion New York, NY Phone: (212) 592-2050 Fax: (212) 592-2060 E-mail: Time of year of­fered: Fall, Spring & Sum­mer semesters Sun Val­ley, CA sil­ver­drawinga­ Phone: (818) 773-2440 E-mail: info@sil­ver­drawinga­

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Bournemouth, U.K. me­ Phone: +44 (0) 1202-969696 E-mail: askbuen­ Buck­ing­hamshire, U.K. Phone: +44 (0) 1494-522-141 E-mail: ad­ In­sti­tute of An­i­ma­tion, Visual Ef­fects & Dig­i­tal Post­pro­duc­tion Lud­wigs­berg, Ger­many an­i­ma­tion­sin­sti­ Phone: +49 7141-969-82-800 E-mail: an­i­ma­tion­sin­sti­tut@fil­ Genk, Bel­gium Phone: +32 ( 0) 8930-0850 E-mail: London, U.K. met­film­ Phone: Fax: E-mail: De­grees/Cer­tifi­cates of­fered: Six-Month Dig­i­tal An­i­ma­tion: Num­ber of stu­dents in an­i­ma­tion pro­gram: 12 Cost of pro­gram: £10,000 Head of an­i­ma­tion: Nick Savy Head of ad­mis­sions: As­mik Ma­gakian Time of year of­fered: 2015 Ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line: tem­ber 2015 Equip­ment avail­able: In­tro to Maya & Nuke Soft­ware Train­ing: 3D Mod­el­ling Tech­niques, Tex­ture Map­ping, Light­ing and Ren­der­ing, Com­posit­ing and An­i­ma­tion. The An­i­ma­tion Pro­duc­tion Pipe­line: Character Mod­el­ling and Skin­ning, Skele­ton cre­ation and rig­ging, Tex­tur­ing tech­niques, Prin­ci­ples of An­i­ma­tion, Keyframe An­i­ma­tion Tech­niques. Creature Pro­duc­tion Pipe­line: Character De­sign and Mod­el­ling, Sculpt­ing in Mud­box, Tex­tur­ing in Mud­box, Maya to Mud­box Work­flows. An­i­ma­tion Pro­duc­tion: On-set Mo­tion Cap­ture and Cleanup, Blend Shapes and Lip Sync, In­cor­po­rat­ing Sec­ondary An­i­ma­tion, Lay­er­ing Mus­cle Sys­tems, Sim­u­lat­ing Fur, Hair and Flesh. Can­berra | Mel­bourne | Syd­ney | Ade­laide, Aus­tralia On­line Sin­ga­pore cg­pro­ Phone: +65 6473-7502 Fax: +65 6795-4961 E-mail: ad­mit@cg­pro­ De­grees/Cer­tifi­cates of­fered: In the process of ap­ply­ing for Edutrust cer­ti­fi­ca­tion; school is lo­cated side by side with Tiny Is­land Pro­duc­tions. New cour­ses on Sto­ry­board: The Im­por­tance of Story (30 hour course); Prin­ci­ples and Draw­ing (30 hour course); Un­der­stand­ing Cin­e­matog­ra­phy (30 hour course) Num­ber of stu­dents in an­i­ma­tion pro­gram: 70 Cost of pro­gram: USD $18,000 Time of year of­fered: Quar­ter 2015 Equip­ment avail­able: are equipped with mod­ern, upto-date 3d and me­dia com­put­ers soft­ware. Manila, Philip­pines be­ Phone: (632) 230-5100 E-mail: Info@be­ De­grees/Cer­tifi­cates of­fered: Bach­e­lor of Arts in An­i­ma­tion Diploma in 3D An­i­ma­tion Num­ber of stu­dents in an­i­ma­tion pro­gram: 400 Cost of pro­gram: $1,500$2,000/term (Trimes­tral) Head of an­i­ma­tion: Ben­jamin M. Marasigan Jr. Head of ad­mis­sions: Dr. Cather­ine Deen Time of year of­fered: Au­gust Ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line: Fe­bru­ary Equip­ment avail­able: 24HD & 21 Wa­com Cin­tiq Tablets, work­sta­tions with Au­todesk Maya, 3D Stu­dio Max, Mud­box, Toon Boom Har­mony & Sto­ry­board Pro, Adobe Pro­duc­tion Suite, tra­di­tional an­i­ma­tion ta­ble and an­i­ma­tion discs, Lunch­box DV for stop mo­tion, art horses for life draw­ing. Bris­bane, Queens­land, Aus­tralia www.grif­ Phone: +61 7-555-28933 E-mail: gfs@grif­ Mul­ti­ple Cam­puses, In­dia in­ur­­i­ma­tion Phone: +91 (0) 80 4257-6666 E-mail: info@in­ur­ Sin­ga­pore Phone: +65 6496-5000 E-mail: ad­mis­ sg Auck­land, New Zealand me­di­ade­sign­ Phone: +64 9-303-0402 E-mail: info@me­di­ade­sign­ School of Film & Me­dia Stu­dios Sin­ga­pore Phone: +65 6466-6555 Hong Kong Phone: +852 2253-8000 E-mail: ad­mis­ Mon­te­v­ideo, Uruguay cam­ Phone: +598 2712-6799 E-mail: info@cam­ Meire­les, Brazil arte­ci­acur­ Phone: +55 85-3023-7201 E-mail: con­tato@arte­ci­acur­sos. com


Year The list­ings sec­tion of this school guide was com­piled us­ing di­rect in­for­ma­tion emailed to An­i­ma­tion Mag­a­zine by par­tic­i­pat­ing schools around the world. If you'd like to be in­cluded in the 2016 edi­tion of the guide, please email edit@ an­i­ma­tion­ Also note that the in­for­ma­tion found in this guide is reg­u­larly up­dated on the mag­a­zine's web­site at­i­ma­tion­ schools.html.

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