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Toon Boom institutions rank high on ACR's top animations schools 2017!

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Animation Career Review (ACR) has released its 2017 rankings of the top animation schools in the United States and the world. As "Animation Magazine" points out, the ACR has been annually publishing these lists since 2012 and relies on a variety of criteria in making determinations including: "academic reputation, admissions selectivity, depth and breadth of the program, value (regarding tuition/student debt) and geographic location (proximity to industry hubs)." Those selected were divided into the top 50 schools in the United States and the top 100 in the world. (It should be mentioned only the first 25 international institutions are ranked numerically.)

A professor teaches drawing at Chapman University's animation program.
Source: Chapman University.

Notable among the 2017 ACR top animation school rankings is the inclusion of nine Toon Boom Centres of Excellence (COE). Our COEs are accredited post–secondary institutions that serve as the training ground of tomorrow's leading 2D animators, combining the best in technique and technology. The benefits they receive from us include annual training, instructor certification, student certification and the opportunity to guide future Toon Boom software development.

The following Toon Boom Centres of Excellence ranked on ACR's top animation schools of 2017 lists.

Top 50 animation schools in the United States:

05. School of Visual Arts, New York City, New York.

07. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia.

19. Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

25. Chapman University, Orange, California.

27. Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California.

41. Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio.

For all 50 of the schools that ranked in the U.S., click here.

Top 100 animation schools internationally:

03. Sheridan College, Oakville, Canada.

24. Seneca College, Toronto, Canada.

Unranked: Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada.

For all 100 of the schools that ranked globally, click here.

Stay 'tooned' to Toon Boom's blog tomorrow where we'll be speaking to education leaders from around the world about what it takes to make a top animation school!

What do you think of ACR's top animation schools of 2017? Was your animation alma mater on there? Let us know in the comments below!