Toon Boom Centre of Excellence

Toon Boom Centre of Excellence

Where Academia and
Animation Meet.

The Centre of Excellence (COE) program was designed to reward and recognise the growing global community of institutions offering exceptional academic programs for Animation and Storyboarding using Toon Boom software.

Centre of Excellence

The Centre of Excellence (COE) program was designed to reward and recognise the growing global community of institutions offering exceptional academic programs for Animation and Storyboarding using Toon Boom software.

Benefits

  • Desktop Subscription for Students
  • Online training and certification preparation for Educators
  • Recognition and promotion via Toon Boom blog, web pages, and social media
  • COE logo for use in marketing materials

Criteria

  • Offer a degree in Animation, Storyboarding, or related fields
  • Involve multi-year curriculum
  • Demonstrate established industry partnerships
  • Toon Boom professional certification for Educators

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Recognized Centre of Excellence Schools


Americas


Canada Canada

Algonquin College

Algonquin College

1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1V8
algonquincollege.com  

The Algonquin College School of Media and Design offers a performance-based environment that fosters independent decision-making, self-expression and teamwork. With an emphasis on acting and body mechanics, the Animation program focuses on graduating students ready to meet the high standards required to gain employment in the industry.


Cambrian College

Cambrian College

1400 Barrydowne Road
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
P3A 3V8
cambriancollege.ca  

Cambrian College's program is based on Sheridan's renowned Animation program curriculum. Students gain a working knowledge of traditional, 2D and 3D animation, and become proficient with the 12 principles of animation. They also develop strong and dynamic storytelling, drawing, and animation skills that are brought to life on screen through a series of projects and final film.


Seneca

Seneca

70 The Pond Road
Toronto, Ontario
senecacollege.ca  

Seneca offers more than an education. With campuses throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca’s size and diversity give students the advantage of partnerships with industry leaders, the latest in hands-on computer technology, a variety of class sizes, and full-time, part-time and continuing education options.


Sheridan College

Sheridan College

7899 McLaughlin Road
Brampton, Ontario L6Y 5H9
sheridancollege.ca  

Since 1967, Sheridan has been moving undergraduate education ahead—way ahead. With our Creative Campus approach and deep program offerings, we offer students an amazing learning experience and the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in both traditional and computer animation. Developed to meet the specific demands of studios in need of highly-trained animators, the curriculum focuses on balancing creative and technical skills for an industry-ready portfolio. This is accomplished through the artistic application of the theories of motion, timing, storytelling, design and the latest digital technology required to work successfully in the competitive world of 2D and 3D animation.


Victoria College of Art

Victoria College of Art

1625 Bank Street,
Victoria, BC V8R 4V5
vca.ca  

Victoria College of Art's mission is to foster a learning environment that enables creative people to discover satisfying art careers of benefit to them and society at large. VCA has been a creative incubator for more than 6,000 artists over its nearly forty-five-year history and, to this day, continues to train and inspire artists to participate in the region's booming digital arts and entertainment economy.


Cégep du Vieux Montréal

Cégep du Vieux Montréal

255, rue Ontario Est
Montréal (Québec)
H2X 1X6
cvm.qc.ca  

Cégep du Vieux Montréal’s film animation department launched in 1999 and Toon Boom has been with the Cégep since the inception of its cartoon program. Graduates have used Toon Boom Harmony in the production of innumerable short films that have been recognized in the industry and have led to professional success.


Chile Chile

Instituto Profesional Santo Tomás

Instituto Profesional Santo Tomás

areacomunicacion.cl  

The Digital and Multimedia Animation program at Santo Tomás Professional Institute, at the San Joaquín Campus in Chile teaches both Harmony & Storyboard Pro. There, students will learn the basic principles of animation and different techniques used in the industry.


Mexico Mexico

SAE Institute Mexico

SAE Institute Mexico

José Vasconcelos #184 Col. Condesa,
México, CDMX, C.P.06140
mexico.sae.edu  

SAE Institute is one of the world's leading educators in creative media industries. Established in 1976, the SAE Institute now spans the globe with more than 50 campuses in 26 countries.


United States United States

Academy of Art University

Academy of Arts University

79 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
academyart.edu  

Academy of Art University prepares aspiring professionals in the fields of design, communication and the arts by delivering excellent undergraduate and graduate degrees, and certificate and portfolio development programs. The School of Animation & Visual Effects BFA program provides the skills necessary to master today’s digital technology. Students choose a primary area of emphasis between visual effects, 3D modeling, 3D animation, 2D animation, stop motion, and storyboarding.


Chapman University

Chapman University

One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
chapman.edu  

Chapman University is a mid-sized private university with an undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 8,305 students. The B.F.A. in Digital Arts - Animation and Visual Effects provides the opportunity to pursue studies in 2D animation, 3D animation or visual effects. With a curriculum designed according to industry standards, students will develop core artistic skills and technical expertise. This hands-on program also enables each student to work with cutting-edge technology to realize their artistic vision.


Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago

600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
colum.edu  

Columbia College Chicago is a private, nonprofit college. It offers a distinctive curriculum that blends creative and media arts, liberal arts, and business for 8,000 students in more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Students who major in Computer Animation gain technical skills in advanced computer-generated filmmaking and take electives in areas such as motion capture, character modeling, and animation performance.


Columbus College of Art & Design

Columbus College of Art & Design

60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
ccad.edu  

Students go to CCAD with a burning imagination. With classes in 2D, 3D and experimental animation, as well as game art, motion graphics, digital modeling, lighting and more, CCAD provides the tools and techniques to set that fire ablaze. In the Animation degree program, students have access to industry-standard facilities and expert guidance from creative faculty.


Forsyth Technical Community College

Forsyth Technical Community College

2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
forsythtech.edu  

Forsyth Technical Community College, offers college transfer and two-year degree programs, corporate training, continuing education, personal enrichment classes and much more. Students take courses in computer hardware and software, computer animation, the creation and manipulation of digital images, and nonlinear editing. Using industry standard hardware and software, they will become proficient at generating and manipulating images, as well as creating digital special effects.


NY School of Visual Arts/Cava services

NY School of Visual Arts/Cava services

209 East 23 Street,
New York, NY 10010-3994
sva.edu  

With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, the School of Visual Arts is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Our faculty includes some of the best artists in the industry, including directors, fine artists, photographers, special-effects artists, writers, character designers, advertising specialists and power users. They bring their knowledge and experience in multiple disciplines straight from the studio into the classroom where students not only learn innovative drawing techniques, methods of storytelling and storyboarding, but also professional software.


Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)

SCAD Admission Department
P.O. Box 2072
Savannah, GA
31402-2072 USA
scad.edu  

The Savannah College of Art and Design prepares talented students for professional careers, emphasizing learning through individual attention in a positively oriented university environment. Offering more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university, SCAD is uniquely qualified to prepare students for professional, creative careers.

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.


The Los Angeles Film School

The Los Angeles Film School

6363 Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
lafilm.edu  

Push the limits of imagination in professionally-equipped labs. From Visual Effects in movies to graphics in video games, The Los Angeles Film School's Animation program will teach you the same technology and techniques that expert digital artists use in the industry.


Europe


England England

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)

Wallisdown, Poole
Dorset
BH12 5HH
United Kingdom
aub.ac.uk  

Cambrian College's program is based on Sheridan's renowned Animation program curriculum. Students gain a working knowledge of traditional, 2D and 3D animation, and become proficient with the 12 principles of animation. They also develop strong and dynamic storytelling, drawing, and animation skills that are brought to life on screen through a series of projects and final film.


France France

Créapole

Créapole

128 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
France
creapole.fr  

Located in the heart of Paris, between the Grand Louvre and the Center Georges-Pompidou, the CREAPOLE campus, designed by J.-J. Ory, has the necessary equipment students need to invest in their training. CREAPOLE offers a five-year film and video game animation program.


L'Atelier

L'Atelier

8 rue de Saintes
16000 Angoulême
France
ecolelatelier.com  

Founded in 2007, L’Atelier is a member of RECA, an esteemed network of French animation educational institutions. Its current curriculum includes a three-year program in 2D animation and unique level 2 diploma. Students receive professional-level technical and artistic training across animation, storyboarding, layouts, design and backgrounds, preparing them for careers in France and abroad.


EMCA

EMCA

1 Rue de la Charente
16000 Angoulême
angouleme-emca.fr  

Founded in 1999, Ecole des Métiers du Cinema d'Animation is one of France's reference schools of animation. It's aim is to prepare students for a successful career in the animation industry with a program that emphasizes perfect master of both digital and traditional animation tools. Through the realization of short films, students are encouraged to express themselves to develop skill, creativity and artistic sensibility.


L'IDEM

L'IDEM

31/33 Rue Châteaubriand
66270 Le Soler
France
lidem.eu  

L'Idem is a premier European school that teaches animation techniques in a three-year Cinéma d'Animation 2D-3D program. With two campuses - one in Perpignan, France and the other in Barcelona, Spain - students can study in either country to receive both French and Spanish accreditation. This qualifies graduates to work in both France and Spain.


LISAA

LISAA

7 rue Armand Moisant
75015 Paris
France
lisaa.com  

LISAA School of Animation & Video Games in Paris - L'Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués - is a private, higher education institution recognized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communications. Since 2001, LISAA has been training creators in the fields of 2D & 3D animation, video games, and special effects. The school is regularly rated among the Top 10 of France's animation and video games schools and within the world's Top 25. All programs are designed to balance a traditional creative approach with the use of digital tools and techniques that apply to each field.


Italy Italy

IED Istituto Europeo di Design

IED Istituto Europeo di Design

Via Pompeo Leoni, 3
20141 Milano MI
Italy
ied.it  

For more than fifty years, the Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the fields of education and research in the disciplines of design, animation, fashion, visual communication and management.


Ireland Ireland

Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute

Fr Griffin Road, The Claddagh,
Galway, H91 KA49, Ireland
gti.ie  

GTI is one of the leading colleges of Further Education in Ireland, providing QQI Level 5 & 6 courses to over 1,300 learners annually. Courses are designed to be of immediate and practical use in the workplace or as a stepping stone to further study and higher qualifications. The Advanced Certificate in Animation is designed to help students develop a good understanding of contemporary animation from narrative storytelling to visual effects and visualisation. There is a strong emphasis on drawing at an advanced level as well as developing your individual creativity.


Limerick School of Art and Design (LIT)

Limerick School of Art and Design (LIT)

LIT Clare Street Campus,
Clare Street
Limerick, Ireland
lit.ie/lsad  

Limerick School of Art & Design, LIT, Limerick, Ireland (established in 1852), is a world renowned Art and Design School, with excellent facilities and beautiful bright studios located on the Clare St Campus, Limerick and at the Clonmel LIT Campus, Tipperary.

LSAD (LIT) 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.


Spain Spain

ESNE

ESNE

Calle del Moscatelar, 10
28043 Madrid
Spain
en.esne.es  

With a focus on artistic and technical skills, ESNE offers an optimal learning environment for comprehensive training in Film and Animation. The faculty is made up of professional teachers and academics of international standing who focus their efforts on teaching the latest animation trends and techniques. ESNE students will master the animation through a course curriculum which combines classical and digital 2D animation techniques with 3D film animation.


U-tad Centro Universitario de Tecnología y Arte Digital

U-tad Centro Universitario de Tecnología y Arte Digital

Calle Playa de Liencres, 2 bis
Parque Europa Empresarial
Edificio Madrid
28290 Las Rozas, Madrid
Spain
u-tad.com/en  

U-TAD is a leading University for training future leaders in digital arts.
A high-performance centre that combines its founders' international experience with a close-knit community of students and teachers, U-TAD fosters innovation and teaches artistic, technical and narrative skills using the best digital tools. Learn from leading professionals to animate, design, model and much more while working on the creation, production and development of animation projects. Use the same tools as animation studios to develop expertise in a exciting, dynamic sector that is experiencing an increase in demand for professionals.


APAC (Asia Pacific)


Australia Australia

The University of Technology - Sydney (UTS)

The University of Technology - Sydney (UTS)

15 Broadway,
Ultimo NSW 2007,
Australia
uts.edu.au  

One of Australia’s leading universities of technology, UTS is a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney with a leading reputation for engagement with industry. The Bachelor of Design in Animation gives students who have a passion for visual arts, drawing and storytelling, the knowledge and experience required to create animation that stands out in a global industry. With a focus on character, narrative and performance, students learn 2D and 3D animation skills, and develop their ideas through multiple stages to bring their stories to life.


New Zealand New Zealand

Southern Institue of Technology

Southern Institue of Technology

Freepost SIT2LRN,
133 Tay Street,
Invercargill
New Zealand
sit.ac.nz  

SIT is a government accredited tertiary provider of NZQA programmes at certificate, diploma, bachelor degree, postgraduate and masters level, with campuses in Invercargill, Queenstown, Christchurch, Gore and Auckland. SIT's film & animation students get access to top-of-the-line cameras and computers equipped with the best industry standard software while receiving expert advice and guidance in a productive, creative environment.