Profiles of Schools/Colleges Offering Animation, Design, Gaming, and Media Related Programs

We started publishing regional and national lists in 2012 in response to myriad emails from aspiring animators and game designers asking us what the best schools were in the US, a given State, or in a particular area of the country.

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Mid-West

From sea to shining sea, there are excellent animation programs to be found in every corner of the nation and we’ve been on the hunt for them in. Today, we find ourselves smack in the middle of the nation for our fourth and final installment of our Best Animation Programs Top 20 list: the Midwest.

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So, you’re interested in animation programs in the charming American south? Lucky for you, the region offers a wide range of educational opportunities for future animators, but you might have to look a bit harder at times. That’s why we’ve compiled our own list of 20 southern schools worthy of your attention. Comparing programs can be akin to comparing apples to oranges, but we’ve tried to provide you with a solid list of programs that touch every area of animation. Mind you, when it comes to landing your first- or fifth- industry job, studios will first and foremost look at the applicant’s portfolio and personality. An education should provide you with the foundation you need to thrive.

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List of Kansas schools with game art, game design, and game development degree p

Below is a Kansas school that offers game art, game design, and game development degree programs:

The Art Institutes, Kansas City
Programs available: Graphic Design (AA), Graphic Design (BA), Game Art & Design (BA), Media Arts & Animation (BA)

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Top 100 Most Influential Video Games of All Time

I’ve been professionally writing about the game, film, and tech industries for six years. With a degree in 3D graphics for game art and design, I have seen, studied, and experienced every aspect of the 2D and 3D video game industry, and am currently working on my first Droid and iPhone game. After hunting down every forgotten chapter of gaming’s past and researching over a thousand famously influential games from every entertainment era, I gathered feedback from dozens of experts before deciding on the final hundred that made the cut. Games were judged on how influential they were on designers of their time, how they directed the industry’s future, and how they changed the gamer community and human culture itself.

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List of articles profiling Kentucky schools with animation, design, and gaming p

At Animation Career Review we have profiled colleges across the US that offer animation, design and game related programs. Below is a list of profiles of Kentucky colleges:

Murray State University

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List of articles profiling Kansas schools with animation, design, and gaming pro

At Animation Career Review we have profiled colleges across the US that offer animation, design, and game related programs. Below is a list of profiles of Kansas colleges:

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List of articles profiling Iowa schools with animation, design, and gaming progr

At Animation Career Review we have profiled colleges across the US that offer animation, design, and game related programs. Below is a list of profiles of Iowa colleges:

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List of articles profiling Idaho schools with animation, design, and gaming prog

At Animation Career Review we have profiled colleges across the US that offer animation, design, and game related programs. Below is a list of profiles of Idaho colleges:

University of Idaho

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List of Kentucky schools with graphic design degree programs

Below is a list of Kentucky schools that offer graphic design programs:

Brown Mackie College, Louisville
Programs available: Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design

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