Which College has Animation classes?
So, the reason I’m asking this is because since I want to become a Cartoonist, I’m just wondering what kind of college has Animation/ Cartooning classes. #animation #college #art #cartoonist
THE COLUMBIA COLLEGE OF CHICAGO – One of the best animation schools in the United States, offers a BA degree in both traditional and computer animation. You'll be able to choose your computer animation program concentration in either computer animation or visual effects, allowing you the flexibility with electives to tailor your education to your cartoon career. Students in the traditional animation program choose a concentration in either stop-motion animation or hand-drawn animation, where they use the best drawing tools and teach cut-out animation skills. Both concentrations provide training in 2D and 3D animation.
RHODE ISLAND OF DESIGN (RISD) – Is ranked as the top art school in the country by many different publications and organizations. The school offers a BFA in film, animation, and video. Students work with the live action, animation, or a combination of both — and can produce films in a wide range of genres. The facilities at RISD offer state-of-the-art technology with digital editing, sound mixing and puppet animation technology that is used throughout the industry. Not only are students provided training in how to use the tools common to the industry, but they are also taught how to use concepts, critical thinking, and content development. RISD is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Notable alumni include Seth MacFarlane, creator of “Family Guy,” “American Dad,” and “The Cleveland Show” also graduated from RISD as did Lance Wilder, animator for “The Simpsons” and “The Critic.”
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS (CAL ARTS) – Ooffers both a Character Animation and Experimental Animation program through the School of Film and Video. The Character Animation program is a BFA degree that provides students an understanding of the art of storytelling and character performance as it relates to animation. Students may work toward a BFA or an MFA in Experimental Animation. The degrees are designed for students who wish to develop personal visions with the ever-changing parameters of animation. The college was established by Walt and Roy Disney and was the first higher education in the country to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in visual and performing arts. The school works to help students find employment after graduation with their “Curating Your Own Life: Transitioning to a Career after CalArts.”
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There are many animation schools both online and in person. Not sure if you mean 2d or 3d since you mentioned cartoons but Maya is one of the main animation software choices used in the industry. Autodesk used to offer a free version Maya LT for students so look into that.
As for schools...there are many to choose from depending on what you are looking for from Animation Mentor, Ringling College of Art and Design etc. and other online classes as well as physical schools such as DigiPen, University of Art (California) Take your time and do your research...you can likely reach out to graduates who post on Youtube or Vimeo about animation and ask them directly about their experience. Hope this helps!