National Institute of Design - Ahmedabad, INDIA
NID is internationally acclaimed as one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. The Business Week, USA has listed NID as one of the top 25 European & Asian programmes in the world. The institute functions as an autonomous body under the department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. NID is recognised by the Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) under Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, as a scientific and industrial design research organisation. NID's graduates have made a mark in key sectors of commerce, industry and social development by taking role of catalysts and through thought leadership.
Camera Obscura School of Art, Israel
In its extended study program, Camera Obscura’s digital media department gives tangible expression to the principle on which creative work in these media is based – artistic-technological cooperation. The department offers four fields of specialization in a four year program: Interactive and Internet, Animation, Design for Media, and Media-Art. The students are exposed to the entire range of possibilities in the field of digital media, acquire the necessary technical, technological and professional skills, and are able to apply them in a broader artistic and cultural context.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
The innovative School of Art, Design and Media of NTU was set up to educate creative art, designer and media professionals. The School offers studies in traditional, experimental and technological forms of art, design and media. ADM's courses are designed to develop creative individuals from artists to designers to animators to new media performers. The courses are visually and conceptually biased as the products students will make are visual and creatively conceptual rather than text based.
Hongik University, Korea
College of Arts & Design aims to train new design majors to conform to the demand of the present era. The college seeks to incorporate the latest engineering and business management techniques into the field of design. Students are educated in a wide range of related techniques from traditional to digital media. They also gain first-hand experience with commercial and industrial applications by participating in educational-industrial collaborations. Furthermore, to ensure a comprehensive understanding of visual communication students are provided with joint courses with advertising, multimedia design, and animation majors. School of Game was founded in 2002 for the purpose of educating and training students to become specialists in the field of computer software and also in the field of computer games. To serve all students with diverse backgrounds, the School provides two different curricula: One for Game Software majors, another for Game Graphics majors.TOP
Sheridan College, Canada
One of the most famous animation schools in the WORLD is Sheridan College located in Oakville, Ontario. Sheridan prides itself on a reputation for leadership in the field of digital media studies. Sheridan College has different interesting courses related to 2d and 3d animation. The most interesting point about Sheridan is the fact that it was one of the first schools in the world that offered animation course. Some of classical animators on Walt Disney's classic features are Sheridan grads! Sheridan graduates include Academy Award nominees (three) and winners (two), and an Emmy Award winner. In 2005, animation professor Kaj Pindal won an Emmy Award. Sheridan film students have picked up awards at festivals around the world.
Gnomon Institute of visual effects, USA
Considered an advanced study institution, Gnomon was founded by a former Applications Engineers from Alias Wavefront who saw a need for a school that taught the tools and techniques necessary to produce high-end digital content. Gnomon's curriculum and facilities have been designed to constantly evolve to reflect any new demands that may arise from the entertainment industry.
Vancouver Film School, Canada
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, VFS is very well known for the 3d animation and visual effects course. It is a post-secondary entertainment arts school. In just one intensive year at VFS you receive a comprehensive education balancing theoretical instruction and hands-on production. VFS is known as the studio that teaches. At VFS you will receive a one-year education equal to four years at other schools. Whether you are making films, designing video games, or bringing animated characters to life, you will create a body of work to showcase your abilities and launch your career. There are lots of good demo reels coming out of VFS every year.
Their alumni work for leading companies worldwide, win awards for their projects, and have their films screened at international film festivals. VFS, like the entertainment industry, values the ability to produce quality results above all else.
California Institute of the Arts, USA
The School of Film/Video is one of the premiere colleges for studying the art of the moving image. It is singularly devoted to filmmaking as a personal, independent art form. The School is especially unique in that it promotes the studies of all major types of filmmaking: dramatic narrative, documentary, experimental live-action, character-based animation, experimental animation, multimedia, and installation. It offers four challenging programs, each one with its own specialized curriculum focusing on specific areas in filmmaking. At the same time, all four share an ethos for combining rigorous practical training with theoretical inquiry, hands-on production with aesthetic reflection.
School of Visual Arts, USA
SVA is considered a primary source of animation talent for both coasts. Their graduates work at Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks skg, Blue Sky Studio and Nickelodeon. Legends and prominent animators like Yvette Kaplan (Beavis and Butthead Do America, Ice Age) are here to give you instruction, feedback and to nurture your artistic vision. SVA is in the forefront of offering best-of-breed, state-of-the-art technology to beginning animators.
University of The Arts, USA
The University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia is one of the nation’s oldest universities dedicated to the arts. UArts College of Art and Design programs are tailored to your talents. If you want to master your discipline, you can. If you want to experiment with other art forms, you can. If you want to learn how technology can modify your work, you can.
Rhode Island School of design, USA
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877 in Providence, RI, is a vibrant community of artists and designers that includes 2,200 students from around the world, approximately 350 faculty and curators, and 400 staff members. Each year more than 200 prominent artists, critics, authors and philosophers visit our historic College Hill campus.TOP
Royal College of Art, UK
The RCA is the world's only wholly postgraduate university institution of art and design - fine art, applied art, design, communications and humanities - offering the degrees of MA, MPhil and PhD. The student’s work is nourished by the vibrant, creative environment and is particularly supported by the close links with the Drawing Studio. Mark-making and drawing, abstraction, creative narrative and exploration of the material of film are explored by Master’s students and provide a stimulating environment for animation research. Research students are encouraged to question and reflect on their own practice and that of others at a deeper level.
The teaching staff have their own areas of research, which include the representation of water and cloth in three-dimensional animation, the creative slip between film and digital methods of production, devising a creative editing toolkit, exploring the relationship between painting and writing, and animation and psychoanalysis.
National Film and Television School, UK
NFTS is one of the most renowned postgraduate educational film and television institutions worldwide. The school enjoys an extremely good reputation as one of the world's leading film schools. The NFTS is known for its students' high success rate in working within the film and television industries in Great Britain, Europe and the US.
Academy of Media Arts, Germany
The Academy of Media Arts is a teaching and research institution for audio-visual media in Cologne, Germany. It offers an undergraduate degree program, as well as post-graduate and further education programs.
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemburg, Germany
In the space of only fifteen years has won the right to count itself amongst the very best film schools. The Baden-Württemberg Film Academy as a whole is rightfully held in the highest regard by the film and media industry.
THE ÉCOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS (ENSAD), France
Founded in 1766, is the artistic, scientific and technical training of creative students capable of designing, promoting and developing all manner of works in the field of decorative arts, and the direction of research in the same sectors. The teaching offered at the School focuses on drawing and visual arts for all students. It encourages link-ups between the different disciplines by means of shared classes and team work on multidisciplinary subjects. The specializations - or sectors - introduced include animation, interior architecture, space art, visual communication (graphic art in general and multimedia graphics), industrial design, the printed image (engraving, illustration, DTP, serigraphy), furniture, photography, scenography, textiles, clothing and video.TOP