FAQs

Does The Center for Cartoon Studies teach animation?
The Cartoon in our name refers to “cartoonist.” Animation is presently not part of the CCS curriculum. However, animation and cartooning require many similar skills and would-be animators would benefit greatly by CCS’s curriculum.

Does The Center for Cartoon Studies teach design?
Yes. The curriculum integrates both graphic design and desktop publishing skills.

When can I apply?
CCS accepts applications at all times; however, students are admitted on a first come, first accepted basis. Click here to go to the Admissions section now…

Where can I find the application?
Download a copy of The Center for Cartoon Studies admissions application in the Admissions section. Click here to go to the Admissions section now…

Is a portfolio required for Admissions?
Yes. A sampling of your work illustrates your experience, creativity, and skill levels. Click here to go to the Admissions section now…

Does CCS participate in federal loans and grants?
While we are not able to offer federally subsidized loans and grants, we do partner with Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) and Chittenden Bank to offer students the option of applying for private educational loans. For more information, visit the Tuition Payment Options & Loans section of our Admissions page.

Is CCS accredited?
CCS is approved by the State of Vermont to award Master of Fine Arts degrees and certificates to eligible students. CCS is not accredited.

Does The Center for Cartoon Studies have computers and Internet access?
Yes. CCS is equipped with state-of-the-art Apple computers and scanners and all of our facilities have wireless high-speed internet access.

Does The Center for Cartoon Studies offer assistance with locating housing for students?
Yes. We have several resources for students including housing and dorm-like rental opportunities located directly across the street from the CCS. We send additional information about housing to admitted students.

Does The Center for Cartoon Studies offer courses during the summer?
Yes. Summer sessions include workshops, independent studies, lectures, and more. See Summer Workshop.