Animation - Illustration Program Achievements
The San José State Animation/Illustration Program is consistently ranked as one of the premier university programs in the nation. Originally conceived to give local, minority, and at-risk students a chance to compete in careers in film, television, and gaming, SJSU Animation/Illustration maintains that goal by actively recruiting students from local high schools and community colleges. Nevertheless, as the program has achieved prominence, it has attracted students nationally and internationally. Outcomes are consistently good, and students regularly win prestigious national and international recognition at festivals, exhibitions, and screenings and have gained opportunities for internships and employment at leading studios and corporations.
Feature Film Contributions
A Bug's Life, Brave, Cars, Horton Hears a Who, How to Train Your Dragon, Iron Giant, Iron Man, Kung Fu Panda 2, Madagascar I – III, Monsters, Inc., Ratatouille, Rise of the Guardians, Star Trek, Star Wars Episode I - III, Super 8, The Incredibles, The Simpsons, Toy Story I – II, Up, Wall-E, and many more. (Please click for a full list)
ASIFA-EAST Animation Festival, CreaTV Creative Award, CSU Media Arts Festival, Maurice Nobel Scholarship, Society of Illustrators, Zankel $20,000 Scholarship, and many more. (Please click for a full list)
Blizzard Entertainment , Blue Sky Studios , Cartoon Network, DreamWorks, Electronic Arts, Film Roman, Framestore CFC, Ghostbot, Hallmark Cards, Industrial Light and Magic, LucasArts, Lucasfilm Animation, Nickelodeon, Pixar, Sony, Pictures, Tippet, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Warner Bros, Zynga Games, and many more. (Please click for a full list)
Recent Campus Guests
Bill Bowers, Pascal Campion, Kendel Cronkhite, Ron Diamond, Frank Gladstone, Rex Grignon, James Gurney, Steve Hickner, Mike Makerawicz, Teddy Newton, Jason Ryan, Dice Tsutsumi, Glenn Vilppu, Joe Weatherly, Josh West, and many more.
Screenings & Exhibitions
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Annecy, ASIFA-EAST Animation Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Cinequest, Cleveland International Film Festival, CSU Media Arts Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, New York International Children's Film Festival, Ottawa Animation Festival International, Red Stick International Animation Festival, San Diego Asian Film Festival, Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival, Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation, Sundance Film Festival, and many more. (Please click for a full list)