Monday, January 25, 2010

CNN Spotlights Anime & Manga Schools

My wife was checking out CNN and found this article in the Living Section. It list schools that have specific degrees that are set to narrow down what you learn to a specific Field of study. They even use Bakugan as the photo for the article.

The two that got my attention were number 8 (Tokyo University of the Arts) for Anime and number 12 (Savannah College of Art and Design) for Manga / Comics. I think it is interesting that some Art colleges are seeing this as a available elective to have in their teachings. I am sure this is more about getting cash into their coffers, but still it is nice to see that it is getting some attention.

I actually went to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh way back in the early 80's. In my last semester we had a computer art class. To say it was archaic then is an understatement. One of our projects was to use MS Paint to create a 4 step animation movie. Those were the days - LOL.

Is there anyone considering or already enrolled in taking classes like these in your neck of the woods?


  1. That's an interesting article. I used to not give attention to those who draw "manga" outside Japan. But a few recent artists have me paying attention to those outside Korea and Japan.

  2. Hahahaha small world. I went to Point Park College right across the street from Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Granted I went in 2001 but still...

  3. I don't have any manga/art classes right now, or plan to take any, but I am in some web/flash classes (which aren't really too helpful) and working to redesign finallyanime as a website :)

  4. Funny, I'm currently going to the Art Institute of Nashville, TN. I'm starting to hangout with the animation students and its really cool to see some of the stuff they come up with. I have no artist ability when it comes to drawing, but I'm in the video course learning how to be an editor. I'm considering taking an animation class as an elective in the future, just cause I'm interested.


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