Although we all belong to the WIA Global community, we recognize the importance of building meaningful connections with members who share the same geographical location, intersectional identities, and interests. Through these specialized cooperatives, the WIA Communities program can:

  • Foster environments of support and a more profound sense of belonging within the industry.
  • Expand opportunities for mobility in the field.
  • Promote meaningful relationships and trust between members.
  • Stimulate conversations that speak to the unique needs of distinct enclaves within our larger WIA Global community.

WIA Communities bring together members from local areas, schools, companies or even expertise and interest to build a hyper-local network of support and learning. Browse through our current active communities and update your communication preferences to receive notifications on upcoming events and more!

If you’re interested in learning more about how to join or start a community, please reach out to [email protected]. If you’re a student inquiring about Student Collectives, go here for more information.






Academy of Art University (@wia_Artu)

Animation Mentor (@wia_animationmentor)

Arizona State University (@wia.asu)

California Institute of the Arts: CalArts

Chapman University (@wia_chapman)

East Carolina University

Exceptional Minds

Kansas City Art Institute (@wia.kcai)

Kennesaw State University (@wia.ksu)

Laguna College of Art and Design (@wia.lcad)

Lipscomb University (@wia.lipscombuni)

Maine College of Art and Design (@wia_mecad)

Moore College of Art and Design (@mooreaniclub)

Otis College of Art and Design (@wia_otis)

Pratt Institute (@wia_pratt)

Purdue University (@wia.purdue)

Ringling College of Art of Art and Design (@wia.rcad)

RMIT Animation Club – a WIA Student Club (@weanimateclub)

Rochester Institute of Technology (@wia.rit)

San Jose State University (@wia_sjsu)

Savannah College of Art and Design (@wia_scad)

School of Visual Arts (@wia_sva)

Seneca College of Art and Design (@wia.seneca)

Sheridan College (@wia_sheridan)

Texas A&M University- College Station (@tamu.wia)

University of Central Florida (@wia_ucf)

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (@wia.uncc)

University of Pennsylvania  (@wia_at_penn)

University of San Francisco  (@wia_usfca)

University of Southern California  (@wia.usc)

University of Texas at Dallas  (@wia_utdallas)

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