Art Institute of CA - San Fran’s Game, Toon Scholarship Deadline Nears

High school seniors interested in education to enter the videogame development or animation industries are invited to apply for scholarships from The Art institute of California San Francisco (www.aicasf.aii.edu). Students may apply the scholarships toward tuition in the schools bachelors degree programs in Game Art & Design, Visual & Game Programming or Media Arts & Animation.

Scholarship awards are based on the quality of projects submitted by high school seniors who demonstrate ability and commitment to studying at the school. Students may qualify for scholarships in amounts ranging between $5,000 and $25,000, depending on number and quality of submissions.

To enter, students may obtain a Scholarship Competition Entry Form from the school by e-mailing aisfadm@aii.edu or calling (888) 493-3261. The entry deadline is April 30, 2005.

Student must fulfill general admission guidelines and competition guidelines, including a 250-word essay, educational resume, letters of recommendation and entry form. In addition, students will need to submit samples of artwork relating to each individual program, which may include drawings or illustrations, videogame concept development, computer artwork, scripting or programming samples for a PC game or module development for a game. Students should see the entry form for complete details.

The Game Art & Design, Visual & Game Programming and Media Arts & Animation programs teach skills needed for entry-level positions within the game and animation industries. The school developed its programs in consultation with industry professionals from leading game development and animation companies in California.

The school is now accepting applications for entry into its programs starting Summer Quarter (July 11) and Fall Quarter (Oct. 3).

The Art Institute of California San Francisco, located at 1170 Market Street (at 8th) in San Franciscos Civic Center, attracts a diverse mix of students from throughout the Bay Area and the world. The school offers career-focused degree programs in Advertising, Graphic Design, Media Arts & Animation, Game Art & Design, Visual & Game Programming, Interactive Media Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing & Management and Interior Design. For more information, visit www.aicasf.aii.edu or call (415) 865-0198.

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