Visual Effects/Animation Colleges

Started by dhavalmistry, April 10, 2007, 11:55:59 pm

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dhavalmistry

Hi, I wanted to know if anybody knows any good visual effects or animation colleges in U.S. or especially Canada

These are the ones I know

Vanarts - Vancouver, B.C. (www.vanarts.com)

GNOMON School of Visual Effects - California (www.gnomon3d.com)

Full Sail - Florida (http://www.fullsail.com)

New York  Film Academy - NY (http://www.nyfa.com/film_school/programs/animation/index.php)
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Moose

Have you considered online study? TD Academy is set to go live soon - http://www.td-academy.com/

They look to be a pretty serious bunch and it should work out cheaper too. There's along thread over on cgtalk if you want some more info - http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=59&t=445647&page=1&pp=15

:)

dhavalmistry

I dont prefer online schools. I cant teach myself through tutorials and reading material  :(
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old_blaggard

Ugh... I'm taking an American History course online and it's very painful.  While the idea is good, my philosophy is either teach yourself or be taught by a real person that you meet in physical, 3-dimensional space.
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Will

Just for the record I don't think gnomon is an actual college more of a post study courses (they make great video tutorials though).

http://www.vfs.com/ Vancover film school is a post secondary entertainment art school.

Oh and Old_blaggard why would you take a online American History course? I can understand like computer animation or mathimatics but I think social studys more of a hand on experience.

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Will
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old_blaggard

I had to take it online because it's a graduation requirement at my high school and because of my travels during high school, I never got around to taking it.
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Will

oh, where do you travel if its ok to ask? I'm goin gto russia for two weeks next thurday.

Regards,

Will
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old_blaggard

Ah, Russia... I'm so jealous of you :D.  I spent my sophomore year in Paris, and have gone on some other vacations in various European countries over the summers.
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dhavalmistry

have a good trip Will....

if possible....get some pics of the landscapes there (just some inspiration for ppl on this board or atleast me)
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Will

I was and going to see if I could make some repeatable textures and stuff if I find any thing that would work.

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Will
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dhavalmistry

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Will

yea thats anouther its on Orlando studios I believe. If you go to the CGSociety and pretty much all their banner adds are for schools.

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Will
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king_tiger_666

this is worth a watch, by someone from the Vancouver art college. pretty cool


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One of the top rated animation colleges are the Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida. Ringling prides itself on being ranked as the #1 college in North America three years running by 3D World, a prestigious industry magazine. The Savannah College of Art and Design and the Pratt Institute also have excellent programs. you can go to this link http://www.findyourartschool.com/ep/animation-colleges.php and find various colleges and information about animation.