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Though it may feel like fall is fast approaching, we still have nearly two months before temperatures begin to dip and landscapes start to transform from lush green to dazzling dark reds and orange. What this means is, there’s still plenty of time left if you’re looking for a game design program to enroll in for fall or winter. We’re sure you already have a list of prospects, but after reading about the new kids on the block we’ve discovered, you might want to add a few more! 

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According to a 2016 Census Bureau report, the south is America’s most heavily populated region. The area is home to more than 122 million people and it leads the U.S. in population growth year after year. Experts say economic growth is a driving force behind the explosive population growth in the South. A recent Forbes article explains that people are moving to the south because “economic growth in the South has outpaced the rest of the country for a generation.” The southern states “generally have lower taxes, and less stringent regulations, than their primary competitors in the Northeast or on the West Coast. Indeed this year the four best states for business, according to CEO Magazine, were Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee.” 

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Degrees that combine two or three majors that are usually offered separately are becoming more and more common as more employer’s demand that job candidates have a more diverse creative and technical skill set. These types of programs allow students to cover multiple areas in less time than it takes to complete a full-blown double major or dual degree. A typical double major or dual degree program takes no less than five years to complete, full-time. A single degree that combines two majors typically takes four years to complete. Students on the fast track may complete the program in less time.

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A BFA in Cartooning can open many doors for ambitious graduates. Cartoonists can find work at animation studios, production studios, for comic book publishers, newspapers, and book publishers, for advertising and multimedia firms, and sometimes all of the above—if you choose to freelance. Just a few common job titles include Animator/Cartoonist, Cartoonist, Illustrator, Comic Strip Illustrator, Caricature Artist, Editorial Cartoonist, Game Artist, Background/Layout Artist, Studio Background Artist, Storyboard Artist, Pencil Model Sheet Artist, and Morph Artist. 

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It’s official. Summer is here and with it comes some exciting news about game industry. First, there are now more than two billion video game players worldwide, with more than 150 million Americans playing games on a regular basis alone. And get this—the global video game market is expected to exceed a staggering $118 billion in total revenue by 2019, with China and the U.S. leading the way. In fact, the video game industry is one of America’s fastest-growing economic sectors, providing thousands of high-paying jobs to Americans and generating billions of dollars in revenue for communities across the nation.

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We’re just a week or so into the summer season and things are already heating up. Several schools across the U.S. have leaped into the animation space with a unique mix of programs that incorporate animation into everything from Media Arts to Journalism.

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Germany is home to a place that has been called the capital of cool, the hottest city on earth, one of contemporary art’s most influential cities, and even Europe’s digital art capital. The place is Berlin and the accolades are well deserved. For starters, the spirited city of more than 3.5 million is home to must-see museums such as KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Gemaldegalerie, and the interactive DDR Museum.

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If you are an aspiring animator and shopping around for a training program, you may have come across dozens of different degree programs that combine other areas of study with animation. Digital Art and Animation, Media Arts and Animation, Game Art and Animation, Illustration and Animation, and Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (FVNMA) are just a few.

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Over the centuries, Spain has been the home of numerous famous artists from architects and painters to playwrights and sculptors. Pablo Picasso, Santiago Calatrava, Salvador Dali, Carlos Atanes, Francisco Goya, José Álvarez Cubero, and Diego Velazquez are just a few.

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The Pacific Northwest region (also Northwest) includes the states of Oregon and Washington and part of Idaho. Together, these states are home to more than 15,000 tech companies, and thousands of animation and game design companies.

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