July 2, 2013
Animation Career Review
Our 2013 list of the Top 20 Animation and Game Design Schools on the West Coast.
For the record, we define the West Coast as California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and Idaho.
1. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CaliforniaCalifornia Institute of the Arts (CalArts) began with the merger of the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music (est. 1883) and the Chouinard Art Institute (est. 1921). Roy O. Disney and his younger brother Walt Disney “guided” the merger in 1961 to form California Institute of the Arts. The school received accreditation in 1964. CalArts’ first academic year began in 1970 with 650 students (by 1971) and six schools including Art, Critical Studies, Design, Film, Music, and Theater & Dance. Read More.