Congratulations to the CMU Graphics Lab for inclusion on this list of the The Top 100 Schools in Animation worldwide. #9 out of 100. In listing its awesomeness, the Building Virtual Worlds and Dramatic Structures of Interactive Games, classes here at the ETC gets a mention!
9. Carnegie Mellon University's Graphics Lab – Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University's Graphic Lab in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers another unique program: a graphics program with an animation focus—with a twist. Their list of incredibly fine-tuned training courses offer their students specific training that will make them experts in niche fields. Courses include oddballs like Physically Based Character Animation, Pixels to Percepts: Visual Perception for Computer Vision and Games, Physically Based Modeling and Interactive Simulation, Generating Natural Human Motion and Data-Driven Character Animation. CMU is a solid choice for aspiring video game designers looking for a well-rounded education, with courses like Digital Narratives, Building Virtual Worlds and Dramatic Structures of Interactive Games. If you aren't convinced to its success, hear this: Disney is. So much so that they located their Research Lab on the CMU campus. As such the school has a rich working relationship, and Disney evens holds a few spots open in their internship program every year for CMU students.
Congratulations to the Jesse, MK, Chris and Ralph, instructors of BVW and to Chris Klug instructor of Dramatic Structures!