Our tenth seasonal contest received over seventy submissions, and the quality and creativity continues to improve. Below you will find our 2017 Christmas Holiday Short Animation Contest prize recipients.
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The Midwest includes two Divisions—East North Central and West North Central. The East North Central Division includes Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The West comprises Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Both Divisions are home to hundreds of colleges, and many of them offer top-tier art and design programs, with the East leading the way. Nearly 700 Title IV degree-granting institutions are housed in the East North Central Division, compared to more than 500 in the West North.
The world of game design programs was on fire in 2017, with schools such as Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Loyola University New Orleans, University of Texas at Austin, Bellevue University, and even Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University launching a string of exceptional new degree programs covering everything from Simulation, Games and Animation to ESports. Well, 2018 is here and two schools would like to tell you about their plans to launch several new programs that are sure to make history.
2017 turned out to be one of the best years for animation program launches around the globe. In Japan, Sunrise Animation Studio announced the launch of a tuition-free animation training program that provides a monthly allowance to students. In Paris, TeamTO launched its own free animation school exclusively for students with no prior experience or training. And then there’s Royal College of Art (RCA) and University of Edinburgh.
Last month, we told you all about some of Canada’s best animation school options in cities such as Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Next up are two other major Canadian cities that have a number of top programs leading to a degree or diploma in Animation, Interactive Multimedia and Design, 3D Animation, and more. Most of these programs take three years or less to complete, while several take less than 12 months to finish. Let’s take a look at what Ottawa and Edmonton have to offer.
With a booming film and entertainment industry and hundreds of animation, game and VFX studios, Canada has become one of the world’s top places to earn an animation degree. Head to Toronto (Canada’s largest city), where you’ll find “The Harvard of Animation Colleges,” Canada’s largest art school, and North America’s premiere “career” animation school. You will also find numerous art and film schools that offer some of the world’s most competitive degree programs for animators.
2017 has been an exciting year for game design, with schools such as Bellevue University, Loyola University New Orleans, Eastern Kentucky University, and even Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University launching new degrees in everything from Simulation, Games and Animation to eSports. With 2018 fast approaching, several other schools have put the word out that they are still accepting applications for their new game programs. This means, if you haven’t found the right match yet, there’s still time to apply.
Animation programs are not what they used to be—and that’s a good thing. Many of today’s programs are designed to prepare graduates for careers in so many areas outside of film and television you’ll lose count. Advertising, game design and development, public relations, marketing, web design, art direction, mobile apps, education, exhibitions, and even mathematical modeling and forensics are just a few.
Unique Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs for Animation and Game Design in the Midwest (East North Central) – Illinois and Indiana
The Midwest is made up of two large divisions—East North Central and West North Central. Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin comprise the East North Central Division and the West includes Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Each area has its fair share of colleges and universities with the East leading the way. Nearly 700 Title IV degree-granting institutions are housed in the East North Central Division, compared to more than 500 in the West.