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Academy of Art University

The School of

Animation & Visual Effects

Zhengjie Lai / Animation & Visual Effects

About School of Animation & Visual Effects

“One of the top Animation & VFX schools in the nation.” —Hollywood Reporter

Aspiring visual effects artists, 3D animators, and storyboard artists come to the Academy’s animation school to get hands-on experience from industry professionals in the heart of the animation world.

We are the only Animation & VFX school in the United States that teaches in a studio production environment—Studio X. Students master marketable skills, ranging from creative concept art to highly technical work like particle animation, to prepare for their future animation careers.

Companies That Have Hired Our Graduates

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Contact Us

For more information on these skilled artists and designers, call 415-618-8899, or email us