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1. Yale University School of the Arts, New Haven, Connecticut (Top 1% of schools considered)
Yale University home to more than 8,300 students well over 145 departments, schools and programs that cover the areas of art, architecture, divinity, drama, forestry and environmental studies, law, management, music, public health, and more. One of Yale’s top schools is the School of the Arts. Opened as Yale School of the Fine Arts in 1869 (Yale University was founded 1701), the School of the Arts was the nation’s first art school connected with an institution of higher learning. 

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Our seventh seasonal contest received an impressive 41 submissions. Thanks to everyone who participated for making this contest a success. Below you will find our 2016 Celebrity Short Animation Contest prize recipients.

$1,000 First Prize: Ronalda in GTA 5 by Rohan Trehan

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Graphic designers averaged around $51,640 in 2015 (mean), with top earners raking in $62,650 to $81,320 (median). This means graphic designers earn more than the National Average Wage Index of $48,098 (2015)—and salaries are on the rise. In 2008, the median annual wage for graphic designers was $42,400.

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The 1960s was a breakout decade for animated series, with some already making a name for themselves in the late 1950s. Take The Huckleberry Hound Show, for example.

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Canada has a booming animation and visual effects industry that produces thousands of animated films, commercials, and television series each year. Home to one of the largest animation studios in North America (9 Story Media Group, Toronto) and the fourth largest visual effects center in the world (Montreal), our neighbor to the north even produces some of the world’s top animators.

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Just outside of Orlando sits Full Sail University, a top entertainment media institute that offers an industry-grade campus, compelling list of working alumni, and drool-worthy assortment of higher ed degree options. Among them, a 3D Arts department that reflects the mission of the university.

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Germany has a vibrant art scene, with Berlin leading the way. Described as “an art lover’s paradise,” Berlin boasts art galleries at every turn and some of the best art museums in Europe including Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum of Contemporary Art, Berlinische Galerie, Gemaldegalerie, Martin-Gropius-Bau, and Museum fur Fotografie, to name a few.

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Whether made for TV or the big screen, the animated movies of the 1960s are some of the most cherished animated productions in American cinema history. And because many of these films had a Christmas theme, millions of parents and children around the world today still watch these animated classics with their children during the holidays.

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Did you know that the average cost for tuition, fees, room and board was $21,728 for all four-year institutions for the 2014-2015 school year? For the 1985-86 school year, this figure was $10,624.

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Stop motion animation is one of the oldest and most painstaking forms of animation in the world. The technique involves moving static objects in increments while filming a single frame per increment. Playing all the frames in sequence creates movement. The most common objects used in stop motion animation are puppets, clay figures, miniatures, and cutouts.

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