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Best Animation Programs in New York

Written by ACR StaffFebruary 8, 2012
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It takes more than high enrollment figures and affordable tuition to make the “Best Animation Programs” list for any given city. A number of respected college ranking agencies take a number of common factors into consideration when determining which schools deserve a spot on the list. Factors such as faculty resources (such as student-faculty ratio), financial resources, program offerings, peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, and student selectivity.

In the state of New York, there are more than 300 accredited colleges and universities. Because New York is the country’s second most active state for animation, filmmaking, and television production (California is the first), many of these schools offer some of the best animation programs in the world. While many of the state’s best animation programs are offered at schools in the heart of New York City, we also found some of the best programs in places such as Brooklyn, Oswego, and Saratoga Springs.

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Browse through our list below to review some of the best animation school programs in New York and what they have to offer.

Best Animation School Programs New York – Major Cities

Brooklyn
Brooklyn College, The City University of New York - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Art with Concentration in Digital Art; M. F. A. Art with Concentration in Digital Art
Pratt Institute - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Communications Design, Digital Arts; M. F. A. Communications Design, Digital Arts; M. S. Communications Design (with optional Emphasis in Digital Design), Package Design

New York
Fashion Institute of Technology - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Computer Animation and Interactive Media, Graphic Design, Illustration; M. F. A. Illustration; A. A. S. Communication Design, Fine Arts, Illustration
Parsons The New School for Design - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Communication Design, Design and Technology, Illustration; M. F. A. Design and Technology
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design

Queens
St. John’s University - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Illustration, Graphic Design,

Rochester
Rochester Institute of Technology - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Film and Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design, 3D Digital Graphics, New Media Design and Imaging; B. S. Game Design and Development, Media Arts and Technology, New Media Interactive Development; M. F. A. Computer Graphics Design, Film and Animation, Graphic Design; M. S. Game Design and Development

Syracuse
Syracuse University - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Computer Art and Animation, Graphic Design, Communications Design, Illustration; M. F. A. Computer Art, Illustration

Best Animation School Programs New York – Other Cities and Towns

Albany
Sage College of Albany - B. F. A. Graphic and Media Design

Alfred
Alfred University/New York State College of Ceramics - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Digital Interactive Arts; M. F. A. Electronic Integrated Arts

Ithaca
Cornell University - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Art with Digital Media Concentration, Undergraduate Concentration in Computing in the Arts (offered with the Art, Computer Science, Dance, Film, Music and Psychology programs)

New Paltz
State University of New York at New Paltz - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design

Oswego
State University of New York at Oswego - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Illustration, Graphic Design, Studio Art with Concentration in Digital Media

Purchase
Purchase College, State University of New York - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design, B. A. New Media

Saratoga Springs
Skidmore College - Degrees Offered: B. S. Studio Art with Concentration in Communication Design, Digital Media

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