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

 

Our 2014 rankings of the Top 20 schools on the West Coast for game design and development. 

We define the West Coast as California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and Idaho. 

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Our 2014 rankings of the Top 25 Animation Schools on the West Coast. 

We define the West Coast as California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and Idaho. 

For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.

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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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List of Hawaii schools with animation degree programs

Below is a Hawaii school that offers animation degree programs:

University of Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu
Programs available: B. A., Academy for Creative Media with Concentration in Digital Cinema, Computer Animation or Critical Studies; B. F. A. Electronic Arts, Graphic Design; M. F. A. Studio Art with Concentration in Electronic Arts

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List of Hawaii schools with graphic design degree programs

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

University of Phoenix, Honolulu, Mililani, Kapolei
Programs available: BS in Information Technology-Multimedia and Visual Comm

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 Honolulu, Hawaii

The city of Honolulu, Hawaii is scattered with local businesses seeking high tech professionals with skills related to the development of mobile applications.  Apps can be downloaded to organize files, dictate memos, order pizza, scan local events, manipulate images and for many thousands more assorted purposes.  That's why Honolulu companies issue an increasing demand for local app developers.

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Hawaii

The sun-splashed state of Hawaii supports many thousand commercial businesses in search of high tech professionals who know how to develop mobile applications.  People everywhere download apps to learn new jokes, convert metric units, assess finances, read daily horoscopes and send customized messages, along with a virtual infinity of other functions.  Hawaii's thriving local economy issues a skyrocketing demand for innovative app developers.

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Our Top 20 in the Western U.S. Region

Breaking into the creatively-powered, passionate and playful animation industry may sound like cakewalk to those who have spent the better part of their lives doodling and watching cartoons, but the pursuit of perfection makes the industry chew up and spit out all but the crème de la crème. Hence, it’s no longer enough to take a few crash courses in animation and expect to break into an exciting career in animation, let alone stay there.

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How to become an illustrator in Hawaii

The tropically appealing state of Hawaii features a tourism-based economy of more than 100,000 local commercial businesses.  Visual artists throughout the state enjoy virtually limitless professional opportunities in the field of illustration.  Illustrators create detailed, hand-drawn images for promotional brochures, corporate logos, comic book art, website design and interactive gaming, among other things.  Companies in Hawaii maintain an intense ongoing demand for talented local illustrators.

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