Considering an Online Animation Certification?

Post University, the school below with the highest ranking, has proven itself as a leader in certifying students in animation to become successful animation artists, animators, animation designers, game designers, etc. Multimedia artists and animators make on average $62,810 per year and there are about 28,800 of them employed today .

Animation Common Job Tasks
  • developing new business contacts
  • developing material for internet web pages
  • preparing sketches or layouts by hand
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Certificate: Game Design and Animation

Post University’s 15-credit Certificate in Game Design & Animation will help students turn their passion for gaming into a career in the growing entertainment game industry. Video games, computer simulations, and virtual reality are playing and will continue to play a prominent role in society. This certificate is geared for students who are seeking a way to enter the exciting world of game design. The curriculum provides students with the main concepts and skills needed to design 3-dimensional interactive games for entertainment. Working in a collaborative environment, students are provided with theoretical knowledge and practical methods that highlight game theory, game genres, design principles, 3D graphics programming, character animation, game engine architectures, and artificial intelligence in games.

Artist: Cartooning

The Penn Foster Cartooning Certificate Program is a fun and interactive collection of lessons that will teach the fundamentals of drawing, plus detailed coverage of pen and ink and cartooning techniques. Learning Objectives In this program you will learn : Two-dimensional design and perspective Basic drawing techniques and figure drawing In-depth coverage of pen and ink drawing techniques How to render tones and values with pen and ink How to draw facial features for cartoons How to age cartoon characters, show motion The difference between gag cartoons and comic strips and much more...

3D Modeling, Animation Art & Design

There is growing demand for skilled 3D modelers and animators for film, TV, and video game design. CDI's 3D Modeling Animation Art & Design program gives you a solid foundation in the artistic and technical skills you need to thrive in these competitive industries. The program teaches key concepts like video game design programs, 3D modeling software, colour theory, life drawing, and other design fundamentals. Students will put their skills to use in the the production and animation of lighting, texturing, characters, layout and design. Graduates of this program will have built a strong portfolio that they can use to launch their careers in animation and design. Students will be prepared to work in a variety of CGI based industries. Graduates of the program will find employment in game development companies, computer animation studios, and special effects and post-production studios. There are also additional career opportunities in industries that require 3D graphics and animation, such as industrial design firms or software producers.

Animation Programs by State & City

Top 20 US Animation Schools (campus and online)

University of Southern California
Total Programs 251
Number of Subjects 166
Rank in USA 10th
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Total Programs 279
Number of Subjects 183
Rank in USA 31st
Swarthmore College
Total Programs 88
Number of Subjects 57
Rank in USA 37th
Middlebury College
Total Programs 66
Number of Subjects 59
Rank in USA 42nd
Carnegie Mellon University
Total Programs 167
Number of Subjects 115
Rank in USA 44th
Carleton College
Total Programs 60
Number of Subjects 53
Rank in USA 48th
Wellesley College
Total Programs 70
Number of Subjects 53
Rank in USA 58th
Rhode Island School of Design
Total Programs 23
Number of Subjects 25
Rank in USA 85th
American University
Total Programs 118
Number of Subjects 105
Rank in USA 97th
University of California-Santa Cruz
Total Programs 80
Number of Subjects 74
Rank in USA 110th
Marist College
Total Programs 81
Number of Subjects 95
Rank in USA 120th
Rochester Institute of Technology
Total Programs 1
Number of Subjects 108
Rank in USA 137th
Chapman University
Total Programs 91
Number of Subjects 95
Rank in USA 139th
Ithaca College
Total Programs 111
Number of Subjects 95
Rank in USA 140th
Emerson College
Total Programs 33
Number of Subjects 40
Rank in USA 145th
University of Illinois at Chicago
Total Programs 143
Number of Subjects 121
Rank in USA 161st
Hampshire College
Total Programs 79
Number of Subjects 71
Rank in USA 190th
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Total Programs 8
Number of Subjects 11
Rank in USA 199th
Birmingham Southern College
Total Programs 63
Number of Subjects 57
Rank in USA 215th
DigiPen Institute of Technology
Total Programs 9
Number of Subjects 18
Rank in USA 230th