Main Program Contact:
Brittany Riddell Director of Admissions (T) +(1) 877 833-8800 (F) +(1) 877 658-3414
Degree Categories: BA/BS/BFA, Other: Bachelor's of Applied Science
Program Categories: Character Animation, Computer Animation/Digital Art, Graphic Design, Multimedia/Games, Web Graphics/Design, Web Animation, Performance Animation, Animation History/Theory
Number of Students: 1100
Number of Foreign Students: >10
Teacher / Student Ratio: 1 / 12
Year Program First Started: 1998
Cost Per Credit: N/A
Fees / Tuition Information: $75,200 for the full Bachelor's degree program (31 months or about 2.5 years.)
If General Education credit is rolled in from previous college work, Bachelor's degree program may be completed in 2 years and the tuition rate may be reduced based on the number of General Education units transferred. All books and materials fees for core program courses are included in the tuition.
Is Financial Aid Available? yes
Financial Aid Information: Financial Aid and Cal Grants available to those who qualify.
Entrance Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
18 years of age.
Successful completion of entrance interview and basic math and English skills test.
Program Philosophy: In a sentence, here's what Expression is all about. We teach artistic technology to enthusiastic students who want to become totally immersed in it.
We all experience the technology of creative expression every time we enter a theater, listen to a CD, watch a DVD, play a videogame, watch a live concert or TV show, or surf the web. Expression believes that it takes great teachers and the latest equipment in a surrounding that lives and breathes the technology of artistic expression to turn enthusiasm into a solid career. We keep our classes small and our labs even smaller so you can get personalized attention from our faculty. We also offer 24-7 access to our 100,000 square of professional grade equipment.
Program Description: Ex
Faculty Description: The people who work at Expression are a lot like the people we teach - passionate, focused, and totally convinced that they belong in a world of technology-fueled creative expression. Our faculty come with great career achievement from places such as Pixar, Lucas Arts, Sony and numerous design and advertising firms. Many have won awards for their work. You can find out more by checking our faculty bios at www.expression.edu/aboutus/people.html
Alumni Information: A partial list of companies who have hired Expression graduates include:
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Industrial Light and Magic
OneSixEight Design Group
Plus et Plus
Rhythm & Hues
Sega of America
Sony Computer Entertainment of America
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Career Placement Information: During the final months of study at Expression, each student has the opportunity to gain valuable help with finding and securing a job from our Career Development Department. Expression Career Development Directors make every effort to guide the graduates into positions that utilize their talents and education in the professional world. Personal career advice, access to regularly updated databases of potential employers, guidance with resumes and interviews, and image-enhancing programs with potential employers are some of the benefits of our Career Development Department.
Other Pertinent Information: Ex'pression is on a rolling admissions plan. Animation, Game Art and Design and Motion Graphic Design students have the opportunity to begin their program multiple times throughout the calendar year. Open houses are offered bi-monthly where prospective students can tour the school, check out the gear and speak to faculty, students and admissions representatives. For the next Open House just check the front page of our website: www.expression.edu.