The Toon Boom COE program encourages post-secondary institutions to offer a superior learning environment for students aspiring to a career in animation or storyboarding through comprehensive exposure to Toon Boom software. The COE designation is a public recognition that attests that a school’s animation program meets a high standard of depth, breadth and quality. This qualification provides graduating students an advantage by being in high demand for world recognised studio careers that value a deep knowledge of Toon Boom 2D animation software.
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Center of excellence program
Why choose to become a COE?
Toon Boom software is in high demand by the largest animation studios worldwide. The industry’s top studios, who are producing the most creative 2D animations – both series and feature films, are bringing their animations to life using Toon Boom technologies (100% of 2020 Emmy Nominations in the category of Outstanding Animated Program were developed using Toon Boom software)
Want to Become a Centre of Excellence?
- Students enrolled in animation studies at your school will receive a free Annual Desktop subscription of Harmony Premium and Storyboard Pro software
- Annual online training by Toon Boom instructors and product specialists (12 hours per year) / One training per quarter
- Recognition and promotion on Toon Boom’s global community via the website
- Access to professionally developed training assets
- Offer a specific degree or diploma in animation, story- boarding or a related field such as video game development (multi-year college or university program)
- Be using recent versions of Harmony Advanced or Harmony Premium and Storyboard Pro in their curriculum during their application and renewal, and be in good financial standing with Toon Boom
- Each Instructor(s)/teacher(s) must attend (purchase) at least one of Toon Boom’s online courses pertinent to their discipline, per year
- Courses offered in animation and storyboarding must incorporate Toon Boom software and these courses should be available continuously throughout the academic year
- Schools must purchase a minimum of 50 academic licenses of a combination of Harmony and Storyboard Pro (School:Home Use Licenses offer may apply for these quan- tities) as well as ensure annual Gold Support is maintained
- Send curricula to Toon Boom within a reasonable timeframe (max. 3 months following acceptance)
- School Incorporate the Toon Boom COE logo and link to toonbooom.com on the school website
Eligible schools can receive
Recognized COE Schools
Escuela de Animación Universidad MayorSanto Domingo 711, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Escuela de Comunicación DuocUCAv. Eliodoro Yáñez 1595, Piso 11, Santiago, Chile
UDLA Universidad de Las AmericasAv. Manuel Montt 948
Instituto Profesional Santo TomásVicuña Mackenna 4860, Macul, Región Metropolitana, Chili
United States of America (USA)
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design1600 Pierce Street, Denver, CO 80214
Graduates of RMCAD’s Animation Department are ready to become independent artists, animators, and producers, and are well prepared to imagine and create the complex and ever-changing future of animation.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Animation students at MCAD gain experience in a wide range of roles, including storyboarding, character development, background animation and more. Our courses prepare creators to develop their skills and articulate their ideas in new ways and strive to keep students informed, interested and knowledgeable about an exciting and expanding field.
Kutztown University15200 Kutztown Rd.
Kutztown, PA 19530
School of Visual Arts209 East 23 Street,
New York, NY 10010-3994
Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)SCAD Admission Department
P.O. Box 2072
2-D. 3-D. Stop-motion. Digital modeling. Rigging. Lighting. Look development. As an animation student, you can master it all and benefit from the opportunity to collaborate with, and take electives in, other majors such as visual effects, motion media, interactive design and game development, sound design, film and television, and sequential art. The result? You graduate as a dynamic, multifaceted animator, extremely marketable and ready to take the industry by storm.
Forsyth Technical Community College2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Columbus College of Art & Design60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
Columbia College Chicago600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Chapman UniversityOne University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
Academy of Arts University79 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Trinidad and Tobago
The University of Trinidad & Tobago (UTT)Esperanza Road, Brechin Castle
Trinidad and Tobago
The students of the BFA in Digital Media Arts will be equipped to independently generate ideas, design, execute, produce, and complete the delivery of complex media projects for local and global mass media, utilizing industry standard practices and procedures.
Universidad de Artes DigitalesCalle Andrés Terán 1106, Chapultepec Country, 44620 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
SAE Institute MexicoJosé Vasconcelos #184 Col. Condesa,
México, CDMX, C.P.06140
Victoria College of Art1625 Bank Street,
Victoria, BC V8R 4V5
Seneca70 The Pond Road
Cégep du Vieux Montréal255, rue Ontario Est
Cambrian College1400 Barrydowne Road
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Algonquin College1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1V8
Sheridan College7899 McLaughlin Road
Brampton, Ontario L6Y 5H9
INTI International College SubangNo. 3, Jalan SS15/8,
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Akademi Seni Budaya Dan Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA)464, Jalan Tun Ismail,
50480, Kuala Lumpur,
ASWARA are responsible for producing graduates who are able to become a scholar, advocate, foster, perpetrators and practitioners of art, culture and heritage at the course of diploma, degree and highest honors in the fields of theater, dance, writing, animation, music, film and television as well as arts and cultural management.
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)Jalan Teknologi 5, Taman Teknologi Malaysia, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
With an international student community of more than 12,000 students from more than 130 countries studying in the Malaysian campus, APU offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges which lie ahead.
University of Amikom YogyakartaJl. Ring Road Utara, Ngringin, Condongcatur, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
With the development of technology, the University of Amikom Yogyakarta is also developing learning in the fields of 2D animation and 3D animation. Amikom University Yogyakarta has also produced animated films, one of his works is the Battle of Surabaya (November 10’th). This film became Indonesia’s first 2D animated film that aired on the big screen. Furthermore, Amikom will continue to develop its animation production by providing animation material in its study program and involving students in the production of animated films. Amikom also aspires to make Indonesia become one of the central points of animation production in Southeast Asia.
Griffith University472 Stanley Street
South Brisbane Qld 4101
Develop a unique vision as an artist and animator, studying concept development, storyboarding, 2D, 3D and stop-motion character animation, motion capture, editing, graphic processes, sound recording, visual effects, post-production, marketing and distribution. Using top of the line hardware and premium industry-recognised software to produce original animated projects, from concept to delivery.
The University of Technology – Sydney (UTS)15 Broadway,
Ultimo NSW 2007,
7434, Yakal Street
Barangay San Antonio,
Southern Institue of TechnologyFreepost SIT2LRN,
133 Tay Street, Invercargill
Whistling Woods InternationalFilm City Complex, Aarey Colony, Goregaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400065, India
The Animation SchoolCAPE TOWN CAMPUS
42 Searle Street, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa, 7925
Block 6, 110 Conrad, 110 Conrad Drive, Craighall Park, Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2196
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, JerusalemMartin Buber St 1, Jerusalem
U-tad Centro Universitario de Tecnología y Arte DigitalCalle Playa de Liencres, 2 bis
Parque Europa Empresarial
28290 Las Rozas, Madrid
ESNECalle del Moscatelar, 10
AKV St. Joost School for fine Art and DesignParallelweg 21
5223 AL ‘s-Hertogenbosch
IED Istituto Europeo di DesignVia Pompeo Leoni, 3
20141 Milano MI
Limerick School of Art and Design (TUS)LIT Clare Street Campus,
LSAD (TUS) teaches animation to students enrolled in both their Digital Animation Production and Animation & Motion Design programmes. These programmes offer both contrasting and complimentary approaches to the discipline of animation.
PÔLE IIID – Digital & Creative School78 Boulevard du Général Leclerc
LISAA7 rue Armand Moisant
L’IDEM31/33 Rue Châteaubriand
66270 Le Soler
L’Atelier8 rue de Saintes
EMCA1 Rue de la Charente
59, rue de Tivoli
ArtFX95 Rue de La Galera
United Kingdom (UK)
London College of CommunicationElephant and Castle
Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)Wallisdown, Poole
Visits from industry practitioners and opportunities for studio placements will add to your knowledge and prepare you for a career that could see you work in film, commercials or even video game production. We’ll give you skills to shape the future of the industry. The animation revolution starts here!
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