5 Best Animation Schools in the world

"Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn." – Norman McLaren.

Have you ever became very curious while watching cartoons and Video Games think how they made it? By watching animated characters everywhere, have you ever imagined your own character? If yes, then probably you are the one who may love to make animation your career.

Animation is a method that manipulates the figure to make it appear as a moving object. There was a time when an animator had to draw and paint the figure by hand. Animators were creating figures on a transparent celluloid sheet which gets photographed and exhibited on film. However, now you have well-equipped computers to do your work.

With better technology for animation, there are even more opportunities than before. And Also, better schools to learn animation. This article will show you the 5 best and well-equipped animation schools in the world. So, let's get started:

Sheridan College

One of the most famous animation schools in the WORLD is Sheridan College, located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Sheridan's most exciting point is that it was one of the first schools in the world that offered animation courses. 

Some of the classical animators on Walt Disney's classic features are Sheridan grads! Sheridan film students have picked up awards at festivals around the world.


Gobelins, L'école De L'image

Founded in 1977, GOBELINS, l'école de l'image is in Paris, France. It is an institute that can train you for all types of visual creation like 2D animation, 3D animation from printing 4.0 to virtual reality.

The school has an enrolment of 1105 students and 550 faculty. Hence the Student-teacher ratio is 2:1. 25% of enrolled students also receive the scholarship.

The courses it offers are:

Royal College Of Art

The RCA is the world's only wholly postgraduate university institution of art and design. University offers degrees of MA, MPhil, and Ph.D. in fine art applied art, design, communications, and humanities. 

The student's work is nourished by the vibrant, creative environment supported by the Drawing Studio's close links. Mark-making and drawing, abstraction, imaginative narrative, and exploration of the film's material are explored by Master's students and provide a stimulating environment for animation research. 


Vancouver Film School

Vancouver Film School is very well known for the 3d animation and visual effects course. In just one intensive year (which is equal to 4 years at other schools) at VFS, you receive a comprehensive education balancing theoretical instruction and hands-on production. 

Whether you are making films, designing video games, or bringing animated characters to life, you will create a body of work to showcase your abilities and launch your career. www.vfs.com

The École Nationale Supérieure Des Arts Décoratifs (Ensad)

Founded in 1766, it is the artistic, scientific, and technical training of creative students capable of designing, promoting, and developing all works in the decorative arts field and the direction of research in the same sectors. 

The specializations or sectors introduced include animation, interior architecture, space art, visual communication (graphic art in general and multimedia graphics), industrial design, the printed image (engraving, illustration, DTP, serigraphy), furniture, photography, scenography, textiles, clothing, and video. 


These are some of the best Animation Schools in the world, so go ahead and screw reality. Immerse yourself into a world of your own, suspend your disbelief and jump in but remember to be true to yourself. Know yourself. Do it for the love of it.