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List of Video Animation Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Video animation programs are widely available at both public and private schools. Curriculums at video animation schools and colleges combine art and technology skills with general education.

How to Select a Video Animation School

Video animators typically work as freelancers or employees of movie production, advertising, game design and graphic design firms. Courses may include figure drawing, 3-D animation and modeling, special effects, character creation and scriptwriting. Many students learn to use computer design and animation tools such as Maya, Motionbuilder, After Effects and Adobe Illustrator.

Consider the following when looking for video animation schools:

  • Choose schools that hire professional animators as instructors, because they can provide useful career advice.
  • Because animation software is continually evolving, students ought to consider video animation schools that regularly update technology used in classrooms and labs.
  • Students who want to become video animators should pursue a bachelor's degree in animation program, which typically prepares students to animate in several mediums.
  • Internships are key to obtaining hands-on video animation experience and many companies offer employment to their interns.

10 Schools with Video Animation Programs

College/UniversityInstitution Type
College of Southern Nevada 4-year, Public
Brigham Young University 4-year, Private
University of Southern California 4-year, Private
Sam Houston State University 4-year, Public
Rochester Institute of Technology 4-year, Private
East Tennessee State University 4-year, Public
Ferris State University 4-year, Public
University of Idaho 4-year, Public
American University 4-year, Private
Southern Methodist University 4-year, Private

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