Ex’pression is certainly worthy of consideration for students seeking to study animation or game design in a mecca like the San Francisco/Bay Area.
Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2015
Animation Career Review, a website covering the animation industry that’s “the source for aspiring animation, design, and gaming professionals seeking info on training programs, schools and colleges,” has ranked Ex’pression College’s 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 Ex’pression College. “Our alumni can be found in almost every major VFX production facility, and it’s rare to see a film in the multiplex that doesn’t have one of our graduate’s work on it in some capacity. Recent investments into our facility, including four upgraded PC labs, helped to boost our ranking.”
Ex’pression 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, Ex’pression graduate Alex Henning won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for his work on Martin Scorcese’s “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 Ex’pression’s 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. Ex’pression is certainly worthy of consideration for students seeking to study animation or game design in a mecca like the San Francisco/Bay Area.”
Ex’pression College is a digital arts college in California’s 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. Ex’pression’s courses are accelerated, our class sizes are limited, and the faculty is staffed with experienced industry professionals. At Ex’pression, students use professional-grade equipment and facilities, and receive a hands-on educational experience in working environments that emulate the industries they’d love to be a part of. Ex’pression 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 SAE’s 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. Bachelor’s Degree programs in Animation, Audio, Film, Game Art & Graphic Design are available at the two locations of Ex’pression 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.