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Top Animation Programs in Arizona

Written by ACR StaffFebruary 13, 2012
Top Animation Programs in Arizona - Animation Career Review
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Each year, organizations such as U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, Forbes, and others release a list of the nation’s best schools. The lists are based on everything from graduation and retention rates to student selectivity. Because these organizations are considered the authority on the best schools, hundreds of “top schools” lists have cropped up. The people behind these lists, typically students, alums, bloggers, and small publishers, focus on a variety of other factors. These factors are usually considered priority because they may affect the student’s pocketbook and maybe even his social life. 

The system for determining which schools will make a “top schools” list may involve assessing a school’s cost, location, access to facilities, job placement services, types of clubs and organizations, access to recreation, student population, and more. That said, many “top” schools also end up on the list of best schools!

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Continue reading to find out which Arizona animation schools are at the top of the list and what they have to offer. Please note that the top schools listed below are in order by student population from largest to smallest.

Top Animation School Programs Arizona Major Cities

The University of Arizona
Student Population: 30,665
Backdrop: Urban, 391-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. A. or B. F. A. Studio Art with Visual Communications Emphasis (Design or Illustration Track); M. F. A. Studio Art

Collins College
Student Population: 27,069
Backdrop: Urban, 3-acre campus, easy access to all of Phoenix
Degrees Offered: A. A., B. F. A. Graphic Design; B. S. Game Production

University of Advancing Technology 
Student Population: 1,090
Backdrop: Urban, 2-acre campus
A. A. and B. A. Digital Media, Digital Video, Game Art and Animation (traditional and online), Game Design (traditional and online), Serious Games and Simulation and Virtual Modeling and Design (traditional and online); M. S. Game Production and Management

The Art Center College of Design
Student Population: 304
Backdrop: Urban, 2-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. A. Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration

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