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.
Desktop Subscription for Students
Annual on-site training and certification preparation for Educators
Recognition and promotion via Toon Boom press release, web pages, and social media
COE logo for use in marketing materials
COE plaque for display
Offer a degree in Animation, Storyboarding, or related fields
Involve multi-year curriculum
Demonstrate established industry partnerships
Annual Toon Boom certification for Educators
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Recognized Centre of Excellence Schools
Academy of Art University
It was founded by Richard S. Stephens, and is now owned by the Stephens Institute. It has over 18,000 students, and claims to be the largest privately owned art and design school in the United States.
Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Located in the city of Orange in sunny Southern California, Chapman University is a mid-sized private university with a total undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 8,305 students.
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago is a private, nonprofit college offering 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.
Columbus College of Art & Design
CCAD is one of the nation's top private art institutions, which is leading the way in educating elite talent for more than 135 years.
Forsyth Technical Community College
One of the largest in the North Carolina Community College System, Forsyth Technical Community College is a two-year public community college, with an enrollment of over 12,000 credit students and over 24,000 Corporate and Continuing Education students.
Savannah College of Art and Design
SCAD is a private, nonprofit, accredited university which enrolls more than 11,000 students from across the United States and around the world with international students comprising up to 14 percent of the student population.
School of Visual Arts
Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. It has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for nearly seven decades.
The Los Angeles Film School
The Los Angeles Film School is a for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees in majors relating to the entertainment industry. The school is located in Los Angeles, California and encompasses the Los Angeles Recording School.
Established in 1967, Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is a publicly funded English-language college and member of Polytechnics Canada located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Cégep du Vieux Montréal
Cégep du Vieux Montréal’s film animation department launched in 1999. Toon Boom has been with the Cégep since the beginning of its cartoon program, and its graduates have used Toon Boom Harmony to produce innumerable shorts films that have been recognized by the industry and led to professional positions.
Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario, has been a leading postsecondary institution in Northern Ontario since 1967. The College has more than 11,000 learners – over 4,100 students in over 80+ full-time programs, plus over 7,000 students in almost 900 part-time courses/programs.
With campuses throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca College offers a variety of class sizes, and full-time, part-time and continuing education options.
Sheridan College’s Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design is the largest art school in Canada with over 3,000 students studying in 32 arts programs ranging from ceramics and textiles to music theatre, game design, and media arts.
Victoria College of Art
VCA is the only independent Fine and Applied Arts College on Vancouver Island that has the British Columbia ministry's designation of "Education Quality Assurance" – a necessary qualification to accept international students.
Santo Tomás Professional Institute
The Digital and Multimedia Animation program at Santo Tomás Professional Institute, at the San Joaquín Campus in Chile, teaches both Harmony & Storyboard Pro. Here you will learn the basic principles of animation and the different techniques with which you can work.
Arts University Bournemouth
AUB is a further and higher education university based in Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom, specialising in art, performance, design, and media. AUB has the highest percentage of graduates entering employment and/or further study within six months of graduation out of all universities in the United Kingdom.
Located in the heart of Paris, between the Grand Louvre and the Center Georges-Pompidou, the campus of CREAPOLE, designed by J.-J. Ory, has the necessary equipment that will allow you to invest in your training. CREAPOLE offers a five-year film and video game animation program.
Ecole des Métiers du Cinema d'Animation (EMCA)
Founded in 1999, France's Ecole des Métiers du Cinema d'Animation is one of the French reference schools of animation, providing special education with both initial training and continuing education.
L'Institut de Développement et Enseignement Multimédia (L'Idem)
L'Idem is a premier European school that teaches animation techniques to students enrolled in their 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 and receive both French and Spanish accreditation, which qualifies graduates to work in both countries.
L'Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués (LISAA)
LISAA School of Animation & Video Games in Paris 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.
Galway Technical Institute
GTI is one of the leading colleges of Further Education in Galway, Ireland. The Institute provides a number of courses which are recognised and accredited by the FETAC to over 1,300 learners annually.
Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD)
LSAD is part of the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), and boasts bright studios and fantastic facilities. Its animation programs include a Digital Animation Production BSc (Hons), and an Animation and Motion Design BA, which take contrasting and complementary approaches to the discipline.
SAE Institute Mexico
SAE Institute is one of the world’s leading educators in creative media industries. Established in 1976, SAE Institute now span the globe with more than 50 campuses in 26 countries.
University of Technology (UTS)
UTS is a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney. One of Australia’s leading universities of technology, UTS has a distinct model of learning, strong research performance and a leading reputation for engagement with industry and the professions.
IED Instituto Europea di Design
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.