Animation Center

The future of animation at CCAD!

Animation is a big deal at Columbus College of Art & Design. We have amazing faculty. We have incredibly talented students. And starting in fall 2018, we’ll have a fantastic new state-of-the-art animation facility.

Called the Cloyd Family Animation Center, this new facility is going to be an animator’s dream. It’ll have all sorts of amazing features for 2D, 3D, and experimental animation — from a digital drawing lab with state-of-the-art touch-screen Cintiq displays to a virtual reality drawing lab and a dedicated stop-motion lab.

Plus, the new animation center will be in the same building as the growing Ohio Film Group. So you can walk down the hall and see the pros at work (and land an internship or job).

In other news, Animation Career Review recently ranked CCAD as one of the Top 5 Graphic Design Schools and Colleges in Ohio and the Animation Department in the Top 10% of programs nationally!


Matching Gift Campaign Challenge for the Cloyd Family Animation Center

Animation is a booming industry here in Columbus and around the world. The Cloyd Family Animation Center will be our new state-of-the-art animation facility that will help our students tell impactful stories and change the world.

With help from alumni & friends of CCAD, we can make this dream a reality. Right now, all alumni gifts will be matched dollar for dollar!

Learn more and make your gift today!


Here are some highlights

  • Virtual reality drawing lab
  • Analog drawing studio with a moveable stage
  • Digital drawing lab with state-of-the-art touch-screen Cintiq displays
  • Dedicated stop-motion classroom featuring 14 individual stations cameras and lights

  • Gallery for animated and illustrated student and professional work

  • Student lounge

  • Flex space that will change based on student project needs

  • Window into the expanded Ohio Film Group so you can learn from industry experts

Animation Center Renderings


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