Personally I don’t care for any AI (art institute). The products I have seen coming from these schools seem to be highly outdated and not even near industry standards. One of my acquaintance’s went to an AI and dropped out because of the “laughable standards”. Another thing to keep in mind is AIs accept almost everyone who applies. I like to compare them to McDonalds, they are all over the place and the quality of product they give is utter crap. They want to put out as many burgers as they can as cheap as they can (students being burgers). My advice is stay away.
I’m not sure where you are in skill level or financial ability but below you will find a list of great schools.
Ringling, Sarasota Florida. Arguably the best animation school in the world.
Gnomon, LA Cali. Personally I can’t vouch for their animation program but others I trust have. Their other specializations are amazing so I’d bet animation would be too.
SCAD, you already mentioned them so I’ll skip the details.
Animation Mentor, online. Generally I don’t recommend online programs but this one seems to have their stuff together pretty well.
Vancouver Film School (VFS), Vancouver BC Canada. One of the best in the field.
Vancouver Media Arts (VanArts), Vancouver BC Canada. Another good option if cash is a bit tight.
California Arts (CalArts), not sure on the city. Some amazing animators have graduated from here. This place is much more experimental.
Any one of these school have the tools to get you into the industry.
As far as jobs go for both film and games:
(City, State) (Major Studios)
Orlando Florida: Universal Studios, Disney
Los Angeles California: Activision, EA, Rythm & Hues
San Francisco California: LucasFilm, ILM, Lucas Arts, Disney, Ubisoft
(California in general has LOADS of jobs)
Austin Texas: Activision, BioWare, Blizzard, Disney, Sony Online Entertainment (ruined SWG grr!)
Those are the major hubs
Also Canada and England both have some major studios.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions in the future.