SCHOOL GUIDE 2015 NORTH AMERICA
San Francisco, CA academyart.edu Phone: (800) 544-2787 Fax: (415) 628-6287 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 theaie.us Phone: LA: (337) 456-1848; WA: (206) 428-6350 Fax: LA: (337) 232-0790; WA: (206) 428-6354 E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Burbank, California TheAnimationAcademy.com Phone: (818) 848-6590 E-mail: TheAnimationAcademy@gmail.com 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 animationcollaborative.com E-mail: email@example.com 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 animschool.com Phone: (801) 765-7677 Fax: (801) 221-4882 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 artinstitutes.edu Multiple Locations Phone: (888) 624-0300 Silver City, NM thebakshischool.com Phone: (575) 534-9291 E-mail: info@thebakshischool. com Bloomfield, NJ bloomfield.edu Phone: (973) 748-9000 Center for Digital Arts Waltham, MA thecenterfordigitalarts.com Phone: (781) 209-1700 E-mail: email@example.com
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 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: April, June, September Equipment available: Maya, 3DS Max, Nuke, ZBrush, MotionBuilder, Photoshop, PFTrack, Mocha, Mari, Unity, Unreal Development Kit. Boca Raton, FL dmac.edu 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 earthlightpictures.com 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 expression.edu Phone: (877) 833-8800, (855) 217-7300 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org SUNY New York, NY fitnyc.edu Phone: (212) 217-7999 E-mail: email@example.com 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 ferris.edu/dagd Phone: (616) 451-4777 Fax: (616) 451-4720 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 forsythtech.edu Phone: (336) 723-0371 Winter Park, FL fullsail.edu Phone: (800) 226-7625, (407) 679-6333 E-mail: email@example.com
Hollywood, CA gnomonschool.com Phone: (323) 466-6663 Fax: (323) 466-6710 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Allendale, MI gvsu.edu/filmvideo Phone: (616) 331-5000 E-mail: email@example.com El Cajon, CA grossmont.edu Phone: (619) 644-7000 Plano, TX smu.edu/guildhall Phone: (214) 768-4278 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Amherst, MA hampshire.edu Phone: (413) 559-5471, (877) 937-4267 E-mail: admissions@hampshire. edu Indianapolis, IN soic.iupui.edu Phone: (317) 278-4636 E-mail: email@example.com Laguna Beach, CA lcad.edu Phone: (949) 376-6000 Fax: (949) 715-8084 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 lcc.edu Phone: (517) 483-1957; (800) 644-4522 E-mail: LCC-Recruitment@lcc. edu Cambridge, MA lesley.edu/animation Phone: (617) 349-8800 E-mail: email@example.com Van Nuys, CA laafa.org Phone: (818) 708-9232 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 lafilm.edu Phone: (323) 860-0789 Fax: (815) 717-7688 E-mail: email@example.com 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 sftv.lmu.edu Phone: (310) 258-7200 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 animation.tisch.nyu.edu 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 sjsu.edu Phone: (408) 924-1000 E-mail: email@example.com Design Technology Department Santa Monica, CA smcdesigntech.org Phone: (310) 434-3700 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Atlanta | Savannah, GA scad.edu Phone: (877) 722-3285, (800) 869-7223 E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org New York, NY sva.edu Phone: (212) 592-2100 E-mail: email@example.com Division of Continuing Education New York, NY sva.edu Phone: (212) 592-2050 Fax: (212) 592-2060 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Time of year offered: Fall, Spring & Summer semesters Sun Valley, CA silverdrawingacademy.com Phone: (818) 773-2440 E-mail: email@example.com
Chicago, IL www.tfa.edu Phone: (312) 332-0707 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bournemouth, U.K. media.bournemouth.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0) 1202-969696 E-mail: email@example.com Buckinghamshire, U.K. bucks.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0) 1494-522-141 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Institute of Animation, Visual Effects & Digital Postproduction Ludwigsberg, Germany animationsinstitut.de Phone: +49 7141-969-82-800 E-mail: email@example.com Genk, Belgium mad-fac.be Phone: +32 ( 0) 8930-0850 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org London, U.K. metfilmschool.co.uk Phone: Fax: E-mail: co.uk 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 aie.edu.au Singapore cgprotege.com Phone: +65 6473-7502 Fax: +65 6795-4961 E-mail: email@example.com 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 benilde.edu.ph Phone: (632) 230-5100 E-mail: Info@benilde.edu.ph 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.griffith.edu.au Phone: +61 7-555-28933 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Multiple Campuses, India inurture.co.in/animation Phone: +91 (0) 80 4257-6666 E-mail: email@example.com Singapore lasalle.edu.sg Phone: +65 6496-5000 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. sg Auckland, New Zealand mediadesignschool.com Phone: +64 9-303-0402 E-mail: email@example.com School of Film & Media Studios Singapore np.edu.sg Phone: +65 6466-6555 Hong Kong scad.edu Phone: +852 2253-8000 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Montevideo, Uruguay campus.uy Phone: +598 2712-6799 E-mail: email@example.com Meireles, Brazil arteciacursos.com Phone: +55 85-3023-7201 E-mail: contato@arteciacursos. com
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