Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2015
Animation Career Review, a website covering the animation industry thats the source for aspiring animation, design, and gaming professionals seeking info on training programs, schools and colleges, has ranked Expression Colleges animation program as #45 among private schools and colleges in the United States and #20 on the West Coast of the United States. The criteria used for the rankings included academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth and breadth of the program and faculty, value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness, and geographic location.
This strong ranking is a reflection of the professional reputation that our animation department has built through the success of our graduates and experience of our faculty, says Brian Andrews, Director of Animation and Visual Effects at Expression College. Our alumni can be found in almost every major VFX production facility, and its rare to see a film in the multiplex that doesnt have one of our graduates work on it in some capacity. Recent investments into our facility, including four upgraded PC labs, helped to boost our ranking.
Expression graduates have been involved with some of the top grossing Academy Award-nominated films featuring animation and cutting edge visual effects of the last several years, including How to Train Your Dragon 2, Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. In 2012, Expression graduate Alex Henning won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for his work on Martin Scorceses Hugo.
We considered roughly 215 schools nationally, 50 on the West Coast, and 130 private schools, says Brad Prescott, Founder of Animation Career Review, who also ranked Expressions gaming program as #20 among West Coast game design colleges. With so many schools under consideration, making our lists means that a school is doing many things right. Expression is certainly worthy of consideration for students seeking to study animation or game design in a mecca like the San Francisco/Bay Area.
Expression College is a digital arts college in Californias San Francisco Bay Area, offering Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in Sound Arts, Interactive Audio, Graphic Design & Motion, Digital Filmmaking, Animation & Visual Effects, and Game Art & Design. Expressions courses are accelerated, our class sizes are limited, and the faculty is staffed with experienced industry professionals. At Expression, students use professional-grade equipment and facilities, and receive a hands-on educational experience in working environments that emulate the industries theyd love to be a part of. Expression College was acquired by SAE Institute in 2014.
SAE Institute provides aspiring creative media professionals with a foundation of practical theory and valuable hands-on training in their chosen areas of concentration. Under the guidance of our faculty, which is comprised of working industry professionals, students gain the essential experience they need for entry-level jobs in the entertainment business. Our students are supported in their job searches by SAEs international network of alumni, many of whom are leaders in the music, film, game arts, and live performance arenas. We offer programs in audio technology across our seven US campuses, along with a music business program at select locations, all fully accredited and focused on preparing students for employment when they graduate. Bachelors Degree programs in Animation, Audio, Film, Game Art & Graphic Design are available at the two locations of Expression College, which is owned and operated by SAE Institute Group, Inc. SAE Institute Group, Inc. is a part of Navitas LTD. Learn more at USA.sae.edu.
Navitas is an Australian global education leader, providing pre-university and university programs, English language courses, migrant education and settlement services, creative media education, student recruitment, professional development, and corporate training services to more than 80,000 students across a network of over 100 colleges and campuses in 27 countries. Learn more at Navitas.com.