No matter what the major, choosing a college to attend is one of the most difficult and daunting tasks of an adult’s career. If one chooses to major in cartooning, the search becomes far more specific, because most traditional colleges do not offer cartooning as a major. So, it’s important to research what schools do, and find the right art school for you. These are three fantastic schools that offer cartooning programs:
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) – New York, New York
The Illustrating and Cartooning department at SVA offers a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree for students seeking to get a degree in cartooning. They put a major focus on teaching the fundamentals of illustration to their students. But they also continuously adapt their program to guarantee that their students gain the ability to adapt and remain relevant in the ever changing landscape of professional cartooning.
Academy of Art University – San Francisco, California
The illustration school of the Academy of Art University offers both online and on-campus class options. This is a fully accredited university that offers Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees. The illustration school prepares students for any range of jobs within the cartooning field, including: comic books, editorial cartooning, animation, and children’s’ books illustration.
The Kubert School – Dover, New Jersey
This school’s entire focus is on illustration, cartooning, and graphic art. This is one of the most viable options for students who are interested in cartooning but cannot commit to a full time program. The Kubert School offers evening, weekend, online and summer courses. The full time program is fully intensive though, and requires applying students to have an established portfolio before they can be considered for entry.