Profiles of Computer Animation Programs & Schools

Riot Games League of Legends Interview on Champion Animation Process

Rory “RiotLamz” Alderton is a Senior Animator for the League of Legends game developer, Riot Games. After almost six years of working at Jagex Games Studio he joined Riot in April of 2013 as an Animator, and was then promoted to Senior Animator in May of last year. He’s one of the people responsible for making the iconic battle moves for the many playable Champions in their famous MOBA game, which is played by over 27 million gamers from around the world every single day.

We recently ranked Riot Games in fourth place in our 2014 Top 100 Most Influential Video Game Studios list, and last year their Season 4 World Championship reached a prize pool of $2,130,000! To help readers get to know Riot Games better we talked with Rory Alderton about his work at the studio.

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Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design

Degrees Offered: Concept Art for Animation & Video Games, a 4 year Diploma Program Art & Design, Classical & Computer Animation & Production, a 4 year Diploma Program

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I’ve been professionally writing about the game, film, and tech industries for seven years. With a degree in 3D graphics for game art and design, I have seen, studied, and experienced every aspect of the 2D and 3D video game industry. Over the years I’ve seen how no amount of impressive software can replace impressive individual skill, but in a competitive digital world where every artist has to fight to be the best, it’s imperative to have every possible advantage and always seek more experience in new software and techniques. These are the twenty essential programs that every artist needs to consider training in to become the best in their industries.

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List of Washington schools with animation degree programs

Below is a Washington school that offers animation degree programs:

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List of Vermont schools with animation degree programs

Below is a list of Vermont schools that offer animation degree programs:

Champlain College, Burlington
Programs available: B. F. A. Creative Media with Specialization in Game Media, Interaction Design, B. F. A. Graphic Design and Digital Media, B. S. Game Art and Animation, Game Design; M. F. A. Emergent Media

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List of Virginia schools with animation degree programs

Below is a list of Virginia schools that offer animation degree programs:

Regent University, Virginia Beach
Programs available: B. A. Animation

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List of Utah schools with animation degree programs

Below is a Utah school that offers animation degree programs:

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List of Texas schools with animation degree programs

Below is a Texas school that offers animation degree programs:

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List of North Dakota schools with animation degree programs

Below is a North Dakota school that offers animation degree programs:

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List of Tennessee schools with animation degree programs

Below is a Tennessee school that offers animation degree programs:

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro
Programs available: B. F. A. Graphic Design, B. S. Electronic Media Communication with Specialization in Digital Animation

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