Your Guide to Art School Resources and Information

Special Effects Schools

Digital effects, pyrotechnics, miniature modeling, makeup, and special prosthetics bring to life the most imaginative and fanciful stories. Special effects schools provide a hands-on approach to learning the craft.

Attending a special effects school can help you land your dream job by developing a stunning portfolio, sure to catch a prospective employer's eye.

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Academy of Art University, founded in 1929 by artists for artists, is the nation's largest accredited, private art and design university with over 18,000 students. Having state-of-the-art campuses online and in San Francisco, the Academy guides students to creative professional futures. Alumni currently work at top companies such as Pixar, NBC, Apple, Nike and more.

Academy of Art University
  • art_degrees Art Degrees: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors, Masters
  • programs Programs: Advertising, Animation, Architecture, Fashion Design, Digital Arts, Fine Art, Game Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Web Design, Special Effects, Film, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Photography, Fashion Merchandising, Visual Communications, Fashion Marketing
Location Location: California

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Make your dreams your reality at Academy of Art University Online. We can help you turn your artistic skill and passion for art into an extensive portfolio and lucrative career.

Academy of Art University - Online
  • art_degrees Art Degrees: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
  • programs Programs: Advertising, Animation, Architecture, Fashion Design, Digital Arts, Fine Art, Game Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Web Design, Special Effects, Film, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Photography, Fashion Merchandising, Visual Communications, Fashion Marketing
Location Location: Online

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Brooks Institute is a creative and supportive community where individuals passionate about a future in the visual and media arts can immerse themselves in the development of their personal talent.

Brooks Institute
  • art_degrees Art Degrees: Bachelors
  • programs Programs: Animation, Special Effects, Film, Graphic Design, Photography
Location Location: California

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The School of Visual Arts & Design at Collins College offers quality degree programs for students seeking exciting careers in design, film and video, and visual arts.

Collins College
  • art_degrees Art Degrees: Associates, Bachelors
  • programs Programs: Game Design, Special Effects, Film, Interior Design, Graphic Design
Location Location: Arizona

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Expression College for Digital Arts is an educational institution with a unique curriculum, experienced and talented faculty, and professional grade studios and equipment.

Expression College for Digital Arts
  • art_degrees Art Degrees: Bachelors
  • programs Programs: Animation, Audio Production, Game Design, Special Effects, Graphic Design, Recording Arts
Location Location: California

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Flashpoint, The Academy of Media Arts and Sciences, is committed to the advancement of higher learning in the field of digital arts and entertainment technologies.

Flashpoint Academy
  • art_degrees Art Degrees: Associates
  • programs Programs: Advertising, Game Design, Special Effects, Film, Recording Arts
Location Location: Illinois

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The Institute’s Instructors come from a variety of occupations, and all are accomplished professionals in their field.

Johns Hopkins University CCI - Columbia
  • art_degrees Art Degrees: Certificate
  • programs Programs: Audio Production, Game Design, Web Design, Special Effects, Graphic Design, Visual Communications
Location Location: Maryland

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For over 35 years, VCAD has taught artists and imaginative people to follow their creative passions.

Visual College of Art and Design VCAD
  • art_degrees Art Degrees: Certificate, Diploma
  • programs Programs: Animation, Fashion Design, Digital Arts, Game Design, Web Design, Special Effects, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Merchandising, Visual Communications, Fashion Marketing
Location Location: British Columbia