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

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 Arkansas schools with graphic design degree programs

Below is an Arkansas school that offers a graphic design program:

John Brown University, B. S. Digital Media Arts; Graphic and Web Design
Programs available: Siloam Springs

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Arkansas

Apps are everywhere now.  People use them for taking notes, manipulating images, viewing interactive maps, downloading recipes, performing mathematical calculations and about a million other useful purposes.  All over the state Arkansas, lucrative employment opportunities are continually expanding for local mobile app developers.

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Little Rock, Arkansas

The city of Little Rock is the geographical, political, financial and cultural center of the state of Arkansas, where many local artists enjoy steady employment in the field of visual arts.  Little Rock's numerous design-friendly businesses offer more than a few opportunities for aspiring local illustrators.

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Arkansas

With numerous excellent colleges and Universities and as many as 270,000 commercial businesses, the state of Arkansas offers ample opportunities for local visual artists.  Arkansas illustrators regularly find work designing company logos, promo art, product packaging, book covers and limitless other visual commercial creations.  Arkansas is also home to several major global corporations such as AT&T, Acxiom, Community Health Systems and Wal-Mart, not to mention Arkansas' largest employer, the State Government of Arkansas.

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Arkansas

More than ever before, Arkansas artists seek careers in film, video and radio editing.  Audio-visual editing specialists are needed for all multimedia projects.  Advances in digital technology have created an ongoing economic demand for local professional multimedia editors.

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 Little Rock, Arkansas

These days, more and more creative professionals in Little Rock, Arkansas seek careers in audio-visual editing design.  Audio-visual editing specialists are needed for all multimedia projects, and recent advances in digital technology have increased the economic demand for local professionals in the field.

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