80. Southampton Solent University. Southampton, United Kingdom.
These are the programs in this school that aspiring animators should consider: MA Special Effects full-time starting at £8,500 per year, and for full-time starting at £9,000 per year you could also attend BA (Hons) Special Effects, BA (Hons) Animation, BA (Hons) Computer Generated Imagery, BA (Hons) Digital Animation, or BA (Hons) Computer and Video Games. If you’re an international student then you should look into the many services they offer, such as special English-based courses!
79. Griffith University. South Bank, Australia.
This school was founded in 1971 and eventually grew to incorporate a variety of animation-based curriculum. You can browse all of Griffith’s animation programs and decide which is best for you. Their courses span 2D, 3D, film, and games related animation degrees. Griffith University has campuses all over Australia, but the majority of the animation related programs are at the South Bank locations.
78. École Supérieure d'infographie Albert Jacquard. Namur, Belgium.
This school offers classes on Animation, 3D Graphics, and 3D Video Games. You can look through each and every class in its curriculum, and easily keep in touch with the 139 teachers on staff that help train its students. In addition, this school also offers several partnerships that can be valuable if you want to relocate, transfer course credits, or get help looking for a job or internship as graduation approaches.
77. University of Technology Sydney. Sydney and Kuring-gai, Australia.
This school has a three year full-time Bachelors of Design in Animation, a three year full-time (also offered as six year part-time) Bachelor of Science in Games Development, and a five year full-time Bachelor of Design in Animation Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. Each of those pages has more details on tuition fees for domestic and international students as well as a list of scholarships that students in those programs are eligible for!
76. Yoobee School of Design. Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington, New Zealand.
Formerly known as NatColl Design Technology, Yoobee has a full-time Diploma of Animation and Digital Video that spans 35 or 41 weeks and is Level 5 NZQA Approved. Usually 3D animation degrees focus just on the visuals, but this school also trains its students heavily in audio post-production tasks such as recording voiceovers, editing music and voice tracks, and even creating soundtracks! Please note that while domestic students have a $6,697 tuition fee, international students will be charged $18,375.
75. SAE Institute Cape Town. Cape Town, South Africa.
This is the first SAE Institute that has been opened in Africa, and locals seeking an animation degree are in luck! Its Animation & VFX curriculum began in 2008 when the college began, and it does look a little light compared to many of the other animation schools on this list, but the core classes are definitely all there. Some of the student project renders are already impressive and indicate plenty of graduates will have what it takes to get a job in the industry. My guess is that the curriculum will change and expand quite a bit over the next few semesters so do some extra research before committing!
74. Nackademin. Stockholm, Sweden
Live in Sweden and want a six month crash course to learn everything you need to know about the visual effects industry? Great! Nackademin has exactly what you need for 75,000 kr. If that’s within your educational budget then you should read more about their Digital VFX Production program.
73. Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam. Rotterdam, Netherlands.
You can tell when a college is updated with its animation technology when its homepage is even animated! This school offers a variety of courses spread across specialties such as Graphic Design, Interactive Media, and AV & Internship. It’s good to see schools focused on internships, and its inclusion of the newer Autodesk drawing software is promising. Potential students interested in 3ds Max can find more information about its courses and workshops here.
72. University of Portsmouth. Portsmouth, England.
This school’s BA (Hons) Animation program is a three year degree. Domestic students pay £9,000 each year in tuition while international students pay £11,600 annually. The first year covers the fundamentals of art and animation while the second year focuses on the more advanced 2D animation techniques. Then in the third and final year they introduce students to 3D animations. This is a school for someone who knows they want to be proficient in 2D animation but still isn’t sure if they want to follow a career in 3D animation.
71. Deakin University Australia. Australia campuses at Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, and Warrnambool.
Deakin splits its courses into two focuses: Animation Bachelors and Animation and Motion Capture Bachelors. Degrees in both areas train students in areas such as in 2D, 3D, CGA, stop-motion animation, character rigging, motion capture, and digital production workflows so that they can go on to get jobs in the games industry, in film and television, in media departments across most industries, and as independent practitioners.