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.
- California Community Colleges
- California State University Campuses
- Private Colleges
- Computer Graphics Schools
- Computer Animation Schools
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.
- Cerritos College: Norwalk, CA - www.cerritos.edu
- Coastline Community College: Fountain Valley, CA - www.coastline.edu
- Cypress College: Cypress, CA - www.cypresscollege.edu
- East Los Angeles College: Monterey Park, CA - www.elac.edu
- El Camino College: Torrance, CA - www.elcamino.edu
- Fullerton Community College: Fullerton, CA - www.fullcoll.edu
- Golden West Community College: Huntington Beach, CA - www.gwc.cccd.edu
- Irvine Valley College: Irvine, CA - www.ivc.edu
- Long Beach City College: Long Beach, CA - www.lbcc.edu
- Los Angeles Pierce College - Woodland Hills, CA - www.piercecollege.edu
- Mt. San Antonio College: Walnut, CA - www.mtsac.edu
- Orange Coast College: Costa Mesa, CA - www.orangecoastcollege.edu
- Santa Ana College: Santa Ana, CA - www.sac.edu
- Santiago Canyon College: Orange, CA - www.sccollege.edu
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:
- California State University, Channel Islands - www.csuci.edu
- California State University, Chico - www.csuchico.edu
- California State University, Fresno - www.csufresno.edu
- California State University, Fullerton - www.fullerton.edu
- California State University, Long Beach - www.csulb.edu
- California State University, Los Angeles - www.calstatela.edu
- California State University, Northridge - www.csun.edu
- California State University, San Jose - www.sjsu.edu
- California State Summer School for the Arts - www.innerspark.us
For additional information, please contact the Counseling Department.
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:
- Laguna College of Art and Design - lagunacollege.edu
- The Art Institute of California: Orange County: Costa Mesa, CA www.artinstitutes.edu
- California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco - www.cca.edu
- California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland - www.cca.edu
- Chapman University: Orange CA - www.chapman.edu
- Animation Industry Database (a list of over 300+ private colleges) www.aidb.com
- UCLA Anderson School of Management (Entertainment and Media Management Institute) – www.anderson.ucla.edu
- University of Southern California: Los Angeles, CA - www.usc.edu
- ITT Technical Institute - www2.itt-tech.edu
- NYU Tisch School of the Arts - www.tisch.nyu.edu
- Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, Chicago IL. - www.tfa.edu
- Alfred State - Digital Media & Animation Degree - www.alfredstate.edu
- Earthlight - Remote Animation Training - Portland OR - www.earthlightpictures.com
- Mt. Sierra College - Media Arts and Design - www.mtsierra.edu
- All Art Schools – Your Guide to Art Education and Careers - http://www.allartschools.com/featured/animation/
- Animation Schools Database - http://schools.awn.com/
- Animation School Review - http://www.animationschoolreview.com/animation-careers-jobs.html
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