Beyond High School

To get started, we provide a list of community colleges, universities and colleges, both public and private. Although this list is by no means comprehensive, it is designed as an aid to begin the search for the right program for continuing in fine arts or animation. There are also colleges and universities with a "Computer Graphic" School specialty. Some of them are listed below.

  1. California Community Colleges
  2. California State University Campuses
  3. Private Colleges
  4. Computer Graphics Schools
  5. Computer Animation Schools

California Community Colleges

These are some community colleges in the Los Angeles and Orange County area that currently offer course work in computer imaging and animation. Parents and students should visit the college websites and view course offerings and outlines. These are updated regularly. For additional information, please contact the Counseling Department.

  1. Cerritos College: Norwalk, CA - www.cerritos.edu
  2. Coastline Community College: Fountain Valley, CA - www.coastline.edu
  3. Cypress College: Cypress, CA - www.cypresscollege.edu
  4. East Los Angeles College: Monterey Park, CA - www.elac.edu
  5. El Camino College: Torrance, CA - www.elcamino.edu
  6. Fullerton Community College: Fullerton, CA - www.fullcoll.edu
  7. Golden West Community College: Huntington Beach, CA - www.gwc.cccd.edu
  8. Irvine Valley College: Irvine, CA - www.ivc.edu
  9. Long Beach City College: Long Beach, CA - www.lbcc.edu
  10. Los Angeles Pierce College - Woodland Hills, CA - www.piercecollege.edu
  11. Mt. San Antonio College: Walnut, CA - www.mtsac.edu
  12. Orange Coast College: Costa Mesa, CA - www.orangecoastcollege.edu
  13. Santa Ana College: Santa Ana, CA - www.sac.edu
  14. Santiago Canyon College: Orange, CA - www.sccollege.edu

The California State University Campuses

There are 23 outstanding campuses in the California State University system; most have undergraduate and graduate programs in art, however, not all offer a comprehensive program in computer imaging and animation. Some campuses that do are:

  1. California State University, Channel Islands - www.csuci.edu
  2. California State University, Chico - www.csuchico.edu
  3. California State University, Fresno - www.csufresno.edu
  4. California State University, Fullerton - www.fullerton.edu
  5. California State University, Long Beach - www.csulb.edu
  6. California State University, Los Angeles - www.calstatela.edu
  7. California State University, Northridge - www.csun.edu
  8. California State University, San Jose - www.sjsu.edu
  9. California State Summer School for the Arts - www.innerspark.us

For additional information, please contact the Counseling Department.

Private Colleges

California and Beyond

There are literally hundreds of private colleges that offer courses in Media Arts and Animation. Some are job specific. Some offer degrees. Here are just a few:

  1. Laguna College of Art and Design - lagunacollege.edu
  2. The Art Institute of California: Orange County: Costa Mesa, CA www.artinstitutes.edu
  3. California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco - www.cca.edu
  4. California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland - www.cca.edu
  5. Chapman University: Orange CA - www.chapman.edu
  6. Animation Industry Database (a list of over 300+ private colleges) www.aidb.com
  7. UCLA Anderson School of Management (Entertainment and Media Management Institute) – www.anderson.ucla.edu
  8. University of Southern California: Los Angeles, CA - www.usc.edu
  9. ITT Technical Institute - www2.itt-tech.edu
  10. NYU Tisch School of the Arts - www.tisch.nyu.edu
  11. Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, Chicago IL. - www.tfa.edu
  12. Alfred State - Digital Media & Animation Degree - www.alfredstate.edu
  13. Earthlight - Remote Animation Training - Portland OR - www.earthlightpictures.com
  14. Mt. Sierra College - Media Arts and Design - www.mtsierra.edu
  15. All Art Schools – Your Guide to Art Education and Careers - http://www.allartschools.com/featured/animation/
  16. Animation Schools Database - http://schools.awn.com/
  17. Animation School Review - http://www.animationschoolreview.com/animation-careers-jobs.html

Computer Graphics Schools

Brown University
45 Prospect St.
Providence, RI 02912

California Institute of Technology
1201 E. California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91125

Carnegie-Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Cornell University
410 Thurston Ave.
Ithaca, NY 14853

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Ohio State University
1800 Cannon Dr.
Columbus, OH 43210

Stanford University
Undergraduate Admissions
Old Union Bldg. 232
Stanford, CA 94305-3005

Texas A&M
Visualization Program
A216 Langford Center
College Station, TX 77843-3137

University of Pennsylvania
School of Engineering and Applied Science
111 Town Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6391

University of British Columbia
2075 Wesbrook
Vancouver, BC
CANADA V6T 1Z2

University of California at Berkeley
Undergraduate Admissions Office
110 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-5800

University of North Carolina
College of Arts and Science
317 Steele Bldg. 3105
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-2200

University of Southern California
University Park
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211

University of Toronto
10 Kings College Rd.
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA M5S 364

University of Utah
Department of Admissions
201 South 1480 East Room 2505
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9057

University of Washington
Box 355840
Seattle, WA 98195

Computer Animation Schools

Academy of Art College
79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94105

Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida St.
Pasadena, CA 91103

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355

Kansas City Art Institute
4415 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111

Otis College of Art & Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Ringling School of Art and Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234

Rhode Island School of Design
Two College St.
Providence, RI 02903-2791

Rochester Institute of Technology
One Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623-5608

San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132

Savannah College of Art and Design
School of Film and Digital Media
P.O. Box 3146
Savannah, Georgia 31402-3146

School of Communication Arts
3220 Spring Forest Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27616

School of Visual Arts
209 East 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010

Sheridan College
Schools of Communication Design
1430 Trafalgar Rd.
Oakville, Ontario
CANADA L6H 2L1

UCLA
Film and Television Department
405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles , CA 90095

University of Southern California
School of Animation
University Park
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211