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I've been browsing the ANimation website for University of Southern California and have found that they produce many experimental animators. There are barely any character animations that have been posted by a USC Animation student from what I have found, and that to me, as someone greatly interested in becoming a character animator, is very disappointing.
I really want to be proven wrong that USC DOES have a great animation program for those interested in a career in Pixar, Disney, or other animation studios. And so, if anyone have known whether or not USC Animation dept. have gained reputation matching its film/cinema school, please let me know! This would help a lot of prospective BA students decide which school should be their new "home" for the next 4 years.
And also, I another question to ask....
I really want to go to Ringling to major in Computer Animation, because their animation program seems to be top notch.
However, USC is also another school I want to study animation at. But I'm afraid I won't develop enough skills to become a competitive professional animator if I attend USC. Though someone did tell me that USC will develop your character and charisma.
Last edited by daiaenna; January 25th, 2011 at 10:13 PM.
My general impression is that USC's animation program is decent, but not top notch. Certainly not on par with their film program. If you want to study animation at a degree granting school in California, your best options are CalArts, SJSU, and CCA.