Profiles of Schools/Colleges in Alabama (AL) Offering Animation, Design, Gaming, and Media Related Programs

Our 2014 rankings of the top game design and development schools in the South. 

We define the South as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas.

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Our 2014 rankings of the top animation schools in the South.

We define the South as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas.

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Our 2014 list of the Top 100 Animation School Programs in the US. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.

11. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California 
When the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and the Chouinard Art Institute merged in 1961 with the help of none other than Walt and Roy Disney, it became one of the most coveted artist’s communities on the west coast. Dubbed California Institute of Arts (better known as CalArts), the school quickly climbed the ranks to become one of the top ten schools for aspiring animators and America’s top college for students in the arts.

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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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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 Alabama schools with graphic design degree programs

Below is an Alabama school that offers graphic design degree programs:

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Montgomery, Alabama

The Apple App Store features nearly half a million apps, with hundreds more uploaded every day.  Apps are used for playing games, taking notes, hearing or broadcasting local news, utilizing search engines and finding out where lightning struck, among a long list of other fascinating functions.  Many modern-day high tech professionals in Montgomery, Alabama maintain steady employment as app developers.

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 Huntsville, Alabama

The potential uses of mobile apps are virtually never ending.  App users can easily check local weather, play fun games, send customized messages, view interactive maps, compose music or any of many thousand other practical tasks.  A healthy percentage of today's high tech professionals in Huntsville, Alabama make their livings as mobile app developers.

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Birmingham, Alabama

When it comes to mobile apps, there's no end to the list of potential functions.  People use apps to view sports results, get driving directions, manipulate images, take a trivia quiz, design innovative artwork and many thousand more purposes.  Aspiring app developers in Birmingham, Alabama are lately discovering a surge in local employment opportunities.

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Alabama

Practically anything is possible with mobile apps.  People use them to get directions, send messages, observe web cam views, find the nearest house for sale and navigate the world with compasses and maps, among countless other fun, practical and educational purposes.  Nowadays, more and more Alabama entrepreneurs are considering careers in mobile app development.

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