San Francisco, CA academyart.edu Phone: (800) 544-2787 Fax: (415) 628-6287 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 for 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 Silver City, NM thebakshischool.com Phone: (575) 534-9291 Email: email@example.com Provo, UT, USA animation.byu.edu Phone: (801) 422-1825 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Degrees offered: BFA in Animation Number of animation students: 90 Cost of program: $2,600-$5,200 per semester Head of animation & admissions: Kelli Loosli Time of year offered: Semesters starting in Fall Application deadline: April 1 Equipment available: Three computer labs with workstation machines and Cintiqs running a full complement of 2D and 3D software. Traditional Animation lab with lighttables and pencil test stations San Francisco & Oakland, CA cca.edu Phone: SF (415) 703-9500, Oakland (510) 594-3600; (800) 447-1ART Email: email@example.com Phone: (661) 255-1050 Fax: (661) 253-7710 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Degrees/Certificates offered: BFA and Certificate in Character Animation; BFA, MFA, Certificate and Advanced Certificate 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. Phone: (657) 278-3471 Email: email@example.com 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 30 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, Toon Boom 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. Northridge, CA, USA csun.edu Phone: (818) 677-2242 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Degrees offered: BA, BFA, MA, MFA Number of animation students: 120 Cost of program: $6,564 per year undergraduate tuition Head of animation: 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. North Vancouver, BC, Canada gradshow.com Phone: (604) 983-7516 Email: email@example.com Degrees/Certificates offered: Two-year Diploma programs in 2D Animation & Visual Development; 3D Animation for Film and Games; Digital Visual Effects Number of animation students: 25 per class, 160 total Cost of program: Approx. $25,000 - $28,000 CAD per year for international students; $14,000 - $18,000 CAD for domestic students Head of animation: Don Perro (2D), Craig Simmons (3D), Adam Sale (VFX) Head of admissions: Karen McCredie (Registrar) Time of year offered: September to April Application deadline: January 31 (early admission) to April 5 Equipment available: Each student is provided with their own studio space and workstation with 24/7 secure access. All workstations are equipped with a fast computer, the latest software specific to their program and a 22” HD Wacom Cintiq monitor. Courses are delivered in the award-winning, 97,000 sq. ft. Bosa Centre for Film and Animation, the largest film training center in Western Canada, which also houses a 200-seat high definition/3D theatre. Vancouver, BC, Canada thecdm.ca Phone: (778) 370-1001 Fax: (778) 370-1020 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Universite de Quebec a Chicoutimi Montreal, QC, Canada centrenad.com Phone: (514) 288-3447 x 415 Fax: (514) 288-5799 Email: email@example.com 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 admissions: 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 110seat 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 MondayFriday. In our review process, we weigh the portfolio materials very heavily, but also evaluate whether applicants are a good fit 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, SC, USA clemson.edu/dpa Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 visitwww. cs.clemson.edu/vcadmin/dpa/ dpaincharleston.html.
Philadelphia, PA uarts.edu Phone: (215) 717-6049, (800) 616-ARTS Email: email@example.com Los Angeles, CA 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: HenchDADA majors get 24/7, yearround 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 Office, 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; 3 x 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. Vancouver, BC, Canada vanarts.com Phone: (604) 682-2787 Fax: (604) 684-2789 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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