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Animation Schools
We have collected a partial list of schools which offer training related to CG Animation. does not endorse any of the schools below - this list is simply a central location for those of you looking to further your education. Contact us if you know of any schools that should be included. If you are affiliated with a school and would like to be added or removed from the list, please contact us.

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Computer Game Design:
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"Computer Game Design was created in 2010 by Marcus Morris. After searching for endless hours trying to find a program that would fit my personal needs, I created this site to help others. These days it’s hard to find someone who does not like video or computer games, so what could be more fun than actually designing these games? I have been in the computer game industry for a while, and I cannot imagine doing anything else! I am passionate about staying on top of this cutting edge industry, so check back for the latest and greatest educational outlets to advance your career.


Digital Animation Center:
University of Colorado at Denver Colorado

"The Digital Animation Center is committed to providing quality instruction in 3D theory and techniques intended to prepare its students to succeed. Students will be prepared to excel in a multitude of industries including feature film, broadcast, scientific visualization, medical imaging and C246075_enginetaering.

The DAC's precisely focused curriculum prepares students for careers within a urban, 4-year university experience that is a well-rounded liberal arts education with the traditional components of a fine arts education, in state-of-the-art facilities and acquiring high-tech skills needed for this demanding curriculum.

The CU Denver DAC, is dedicated to producing productive competent animators that are problem solvers, critical thinkers and are prepared to enter the workforce as leaders and managers. As a Fine Art major at one of the nation's top Universities, you will receive a well rounded, quality University education and upon successful completion of all requirements will be awarded a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) in Digital Animation.

Why be a button pusher when you can be an artist, a problem solver and a leader!" - From Digital Animation Center's Website


Ringling School of Art
Sarasota Florida

"Ringling School of Art and Design is a private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree [BFA] in six disciplines: Computer Animation, Fine Arts, Graphic & Interactive Communication, Illustration, Interior Design, and Photography & Digital Imaging. The College is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design [AICAD] and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design [NASAD], the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree [SACS], and by the First Professional Degree Level by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research [FIDER]." - From Ringling School of Art's Website


Vancouver Film School
Vancouver Canada
Phone: 604-685-5808

"This program teaches the creative perspective that computer animation is an instrument for classical forms of storytelling. By combining theatrical and technological training you not only learn to make films, you learn to make your film. As a studio that teaches, VFS houses all the resources needed to produce professional-quality films. Every year our graduates receive awards, are invited to international festival screenings, and get jobs at top production studios." - From Vancouver Film School's Website


California and Online
Phone:  323-466-6663

"Gnomon is an innovative training facility that stresses the importance of creativity in computer graphics. We believe that, while technology offers new tools to create your visions, it is our ultimate goal to allow you to interact transparently with the software. At Gnomon we know that it is not the technology that drives results, but the artist. Therefore our instructors are industry professionals with traditional backgrounds who started using the technology to bring their imaginations to life. On display in our online gallery are examples of their work." - From GNOMON's Website


Academy of Art University
San Francisco California

"The Academy of Art University, established in San Francisco in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens, a creative director with Sunset Magazine, was originally opened to teach advertising art. In a few years, a distinguished faculty of practicing art and design professionals was assembled and the school's philosophy was formulated: hire established professionals to teach future professionals. The curriculum was expanded in 1933 to include fashion illustration, and again in 1936 to include a department of fine arts." - From Academy of Art University's Website


Valencia California
Phone: 661-255-1050

"California Institute of the Arts educates professional artists in a unique learning environment founded on the principles of artmaking excellence, experimentation, critical reflection and independent inquiry. Throughout its history, CalArts has sought to advance the practice of art and promote its understanding in a broad social, cultural and historical context. CalArts offers students the knowledge and expertise of leading professional artists and scholars and a full complement of artmaking tools. In return, it asks for the highest artistic and academic achievement. Reflecting its longstanding commitment to new forms and expressions in art, CalArts invites creative risk-taking and urges active collaboration and exchange among artists, artistic disciplines and cultural traditions." - From CalArts's Website


Animation Mentor
Berkeley California
Phone: 510-809-1177

"Online Animation workshops from some of the worlds top animation artists." - From Animation Mentor's Website


The Art Institute of Vancouver
Burnaby BC
Phone: 604-298-5400

"Our mission is to prepare students for successful careers in the creative and technical fields. We would achieve this through:

Demonstrating the value of education in relation to the responsibilities of the business world, by affirming diversity of ideas, values and persons, upholding high ethical principles in professional conduct and show support for social, community and environmental concerns.

Helping students develop and foster the skills necessary to undertake entrepreneurial endeavors.

Having students demonstrate effective interpersonal and group relationships with peers, supervisors, employees, and students.

Helping to develop an acceptance of the value of self-discipline, self-motivation, and self-accountability.

Incorporating an ethical philosophy throughout the institution and the curriculum in order for students to become responsible citizens of the world.

Creating and maintaining those services and facilities which assist the members of the educational community in achieving personal growth and professional competence.

Serving as an intellectual, educational, and cultural, resource for the surrounding community.

Fostering the conviction that education is a life-long process." - From The Art Institute of Vancouver's Website


British Columbia Institute of Technology
Burnaby BC
Phone: 604-434-5734

"BCIT builds pathways for career success with full-time and part-time studies leading to certificates, diplomas and applied bachelor's degrees. Technological innovation demands higher levels of applied knowledge. BCIT is developing applied master's degrees for several disciplines.

Our dedicated resources for applied research support our extensive linkages with business and industry." - From British Columbia Institute of Technology's Website


Edmonton Alberta
Phone: 780-423-0300

"DevStudios provides a creative environment where students are given the freedom to thrive and invent to their full potential. We bring a professional studio atmosphere into the classroom to simulate working in a real animation studio. In fact, students have 24 hour access to iMac G5 Computers, an accelerated hands on learning experience. Our philosophy is innovation. Using the latest software and hardware tools is just one of the ways DevStudios is changing the face of education. Unlike other post-secondary institutions, we believe that teaching the latest technology best prepares our students for a career in the industry. And the successes of our graduates show that our model is working." - From DevStudios's Website


Digital Media Arts College
Boca Raton Florida
Phone: 561-391-1148

"Digital Media Arts College's (DMAC) primary mission is to award Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees to students who successfully complete educational programs adhering to the highest level of academic and artistic standards that blend the latest technologies and artistic practices in a curriculum guided by the needs and trends of industry and the global community."
- From Digital Media Arts College's Website


Digital Media at ETSU
Johnson City Tennessee

"The Digital Media Program seeks to bridge the arts and sciences by providing students with technical knowledge, an understanding of aesthetics, and practical experience in digital media. With a core emphasis on learning how to develop and express ideas, solve problems and create digital media content, this program leads students through problem, project and process-based learning experiences that teach them how to define, design and develop digital media content, computer graphics, and interactive media. The program endeavors to bring together students, faculty and industry professionals to realize interdisciplinary initiatives and prepare students for the professional challenges of the 21st century in careers in 3D visualization, animation, interactive design, web media, product design, communication design, and digital video." - From Digital Media at ETSU's Website


Ex'Pression College for Digital Artists
San Francisco/Bay Area California
Phone: 877-833-8800

"In a sentence, here's what Expression is all about. We teach artistic technology to enthusiastic students who want to make their passion their profession.

We all experience the technology of creative expression every time we enter a theater, listen to a CD or DVD, play a videogame, watch a live concert or TV show, or surf the Web. Expression believes that it takes great teachers and the latest equipment in a surrounding that lives and breathes the technology of artistic expression to turn enthusiasm into a solid career.

The people who work at Expression are a lot like the people we teach - passionate, focused, and totally convinced that they belong in a world of digital visuals and sounds.

Expression was created to engage the industry to expand new media ideas and concepts, a true home for the media experimentation and discovery. We're all good stuff - no filler.

We believe that new media can be a means to a cleaner, healthier world. We are an educational institution with great respect for our environment and encourage ecological responsibility and recycling among our staff and students." - From Ex'Pression College for Digital Artists's Website


Miami International University of Art & Design
Miami Florida
Phone: 800-225-9023

"Located in the heart of Miami, our students have the opportunity to work for major corporations, hear speakers of international acclaim, volunteer for civic organizations, and enjoy all of the amenities a large city has to offer — major league sporting events, concerts, theater, world-renowned restaurants, and a cosmopolitan social scene. Although the University currently has an enrollment of more than 1,100 students, there is still a strong sense of community and abundant opportunities to build friendships that last a lifetime. Students are never too busy to spend time with one another, supporting their friends and colleagues, both personally and professionally. As you can see, Miami International University of Art & Design combines the vibrancy and opportunities of a large city with the warmth and friendliness of a small town." - From Miami International University of Art & Design's Website


New York Film Academy
Los Angeles
Phone: 818-333-3558

"By learning the technical know-how and aesthetic possibilities of creating 3D graphics, motion graphics, and visual effects, students enrolling at NYFA’s Animation School in Los Angeles acquire a skill set that will open the doors to such fields as film, television, game design, architecture, interactive, educational, scientific, and other communications and commercial industries.


New York University Center for Advanced Digital Applications
New York New York
Phone: 888-998-7204

"The Center for Advanced Digital Applications (CADA) at NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies provides artists and professionals with the most advanced digital training facilities on the East Coast in an ever-expanding range of industries. Rigorous graduate and certificate programs help you build an impressive and powerful skill set on the latest software and hardware, and you'll receive the credentials to prove it." - From New York University Center for Advanced Digital Applications's Website


Savannah College of Art and Design
Atlanta | Lacoste | Savannah | Online
Phone: 912-525-5100

"The Savannah College of Art and Design exists to prepare talented students for careers in the visual and performing arts, design, the building arts, and the history of art and architecture. The college emphasizes learning through individual attention in a positively oriented environment. The goal of the college is to nurture and cultivate the unique qualities of each student through an interesting curriculum, in an inspiring environment, under the leadership of involved professors." - From Savannah College of Art and Design's Website


Ontario Canada
Phone: 905-459-7533

"We specialize in intensive, high-end training courses for design professionals in the Architectural, Interior Design, C246075_enginetaering and Construction, and Mechanical C246075_enginetaering fields. Our courses cover the complete range of computer-aided-design aspects including:

2-D drawing
3-D Modelling
Rendering and Presentation
Design Visualization and Animation
Design Office Intranet and Internet Communication and Collaboration"
- From Sheridan's Website


St Clair College Tradigital Animation
Windsor Ontario

"Animation Tradigital is an intensive 3 year diploma program providing comprehensive instruction equally emphasizing 2d Traditional animation skills, 3D Animation and Life Drawing.

Students learn the basics first, Pencil to Paper. Frame by Frame.

Then the digital mayhem begins." - From St. Clair College Tradigital Animation's Website


Think Tank
Esplanade North Vancouver BC
Phone 604-990-TANK

"Think Tank Training Centre offers a carefully crafted one year certificate program in 3D animation, modeling, visual effects, and game design. Our "PIPELINE" curriculum is designed to get you the job you want. The goal is to teach students how the industry works so they can make a seamless transition into a real production environment.

You’ll feel like a professional because you’ll be treated like one." - From Think Tank's Website


University of Advancing Technology
Tempe Arizona
Phone: 800-658-5744

"The University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is a private college dedicated to advancing technology both in practice and in theory. We serve our student body by fostering knowledge creation and academic excellence in an environment that embraces the richness and diversity of modern technology. We teach students how technology has shaped the world so that they may be part of its evolution. While many colleges that offer a technology education approach their students with visions of high salaries and professional certification as enrollment incentives, we maintain that a well-educated graduate may create whatever future they wish on their own merit. We believe that the complex relationship between knowledge and technological innovation will create a better world. Our students agree." - From University of Advanced Technology's Website


Vancouver BC
Phone: 800-396-2787

"VanArts offers 1 and 2-year diploma and 6-month certificate programs in 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Game Art & Design, and Visual Effects, designed to prepare students for entry-level work in the vast animation and related film and gaming industries.

If you do the comparisons, you will find these features along with more reasonable tuition, to be advantages worth investigating further. The city of Vancouver itself is a world-class city and home to the 2010 Winter Olympics. It is not only a safe and beautiful city, but one of the top film, gaming and animation production centres in the world.

Within this active production community, VanArts maintains close ties with local studios to ensure that our programs fulfill their needs. There are several well established studios close by whose work ranges from TV commercials to feature films." - From VanArts's Website


Full Sail: School of Film, Art, Design, Music & Media Production
Orlando Florida

"Welcome to Full Sail. Take a look around. And while you're visiting our home on the web, imagine being at a college where you actually operate recording consoles, digital video editing workstations, cameras, virtual reality environments, concert sound systems, computerized moving lights, and computer/graphic workstations used to create websites, animation sequences, 3D graphics, computer generated models, characters, visual effects, and interactive games. We provide extensive instruction in all of these areas and more, offering a unique style of training that gets you hands-on and right in the middle of the entertainment and media production industry while you're in school." - From Full Sail's Website


The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School: DAVE
Orlando Florida
Phone: 407-224-3283

"The DAVE School offers complete immersion in the art and science of computer animated special effects, with extensive practice under qualified supervision. In my experience as an animator, producer, and recruiter, I have a unique appreciation for what it takes to succeed in this field. Working with industry colleagues from several LA based effects houses, I have created lessons and exercises based on actual work assignments, designed to give you a powerful command of the current tools used in effects production. In addition, the program will strengthen your aesthetic senses and artistic development." - From The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School's Website


Chicago | Toronto | London | Munich | Dubai
Phone: 312-226-8339

"DESIGN-C246075_engineta | EDUCATION strives to empower students and organizations to significantly increase their design and C246075_enginetaering capabilities through innovative and comprehensive training challenges.

Our training mission is simple: To empower our students with the knowledge and experience to utilize the design tools needed to get projects completed accurately and efficiently." - From Design-C246075_engineta's Website