90. Babelsberg Film School. Berlin, Germany.
They offer a degree for Digital Film Design - Animation / VFX (BA) through the Media Design Hochschule that runs seven semesters and costs €849 monthly after an enrollment fee of €450. After teaching the fundamentals and theory of animation, anatomy, body language, and matte painting, their courses then branch out to 3D animation, project management, advanced animations, VFX supervising, post production, and other VFX focuses.
89. University of South Australia. Adelaide, Australia.
Just because you’re not an amazing artist doesn’t mean you can’t become one. Likewise, just because you’re not great with computers doesn’t mean you can’t overcome your hurdles. For those of you in Australia who want to take your first steps into the exciting world of 3D graphics and animation, this is a good school to get your feet wet. Look through the animation-related programs and see which course is the right fit for you in terms of difficulty and financial burden. Artists already versed in 3D art software will likely want a more challenging curriculum but for beginners this is a great starting place.
88. Victoria University. Melbourne, Australia.
Do you live in Australia? If so, then good news: your country is filled with animation degree programs! Out of all the programs available in this country, the quickest is probably this school’s half year Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media. It’s offered both on campus and as online courses, and you’ll take classes on 2D and 3D computer graphics that will teach you the software that’s needed to work in the animation, VFX, and game industries.
87. Central TAFE. Australia campus locations in Perth, East Perth, Leederville, Mt. Lawley, and Nedlands.
The “Central Institute of Technology” has animation relevant degrees for both its Creative Arts programs and its IT and Interactive programs. Each of those pages list its main courses and short course certification programs. If you’re unsure if 3D animation is something you want to spend the rest of your life doing – or if you’re sure it is but need extra computer or drawing courses to improve your skills – then its short courses are there to turn your weaknesses into your strengths!
86. Ballyfermot College of Further Education. Dublin, Ireland
This school offers the following three degree programs: Animation Drawing Studies (one year), Higher National Diploma In Classical And Computer Animation (two year), and BA (Hons) Visual Media in Animation / Game Design (two year). Each has their own courses, entry requirements, portfolio guidelines, and certifications, so choose wisely!
85. Centro Experimental de Animacion at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Córdoba, Argentina.
The Experimental Animation Center is the film and TV education department of UNC with a focus on academics in all forms of art. UNC just celebrated its 400th anniversary (wow!) and the main UNC Facebook page has a healthy following and amount of activity, but it’s the CEA Facebook page that really shows what you can expect if you enroll there. Paintings, light tables for 2D animation, clay stop motion projects, a sound recording studio, and a wall full of happy artists smiling.
84. SAE Institute Singapore. Southern Singapore.
Established in Australia in 1976, it has since branched out to over 50 schools spanning several countries. SAE Singapore was the first location to open in Asia, and it offers not just standard degrees, but also short courses and accelerated degree programs. Its programs span subjects such as Audio Engineering, Digital Film Production, Animation, and Game Programming. Animation students can expect to learn 3D modelling, character rigging, motion capture, Web design, texture art processes, 3D scenery, storyboarding, and additional classes to prepare students for business and team environments.
83. Škola kompjuterske grafike. Belgrade, Serbia.
In English it’s known as “Deform CG Studio” and it specializes in 3D modeling, 3D animation, visual effects, and post-production rendering. Its curriculum involves the following: 3D modeling and rendering, 3D character animation, texturing for video games, digital sculpting, simulations, fluid visual effects, compositing, and post-production interactive 3D video production.
82. National Institute of Design. Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Bengaluru, India.
These three institutes in India offer two animation degrees: a four year Animation Film Design graduate diploma, and a two and a half year Animation Film Design postgraduate diploma. Classes stick to predominantly 2D animation which is why some of its graduates have gone on to work at Nickelodeon. The courses only have fifteen seats open for each class, so be sure to reach out quickly if you’re considering this school!
81. SAE Institute Belgrade. Belgrade, Serbia.
Aspiring 3D artists in or near Serbia will be thrilled to learn that SAE Belgrade has an extensive BA/BSc (Hons) Interactive Animation program that teaches students the ins and outs of 3D modeling and animating over two years of three semesters each year. Classes are three hour lectures four times a week. You can see more enrollment information and graduate animation showreels here. Another option for students willing to relocate a little farther is SAE Bucharest in Romania. They offer a similar program that’s more game animation oriented and is just a one year program.