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

Our 2014 rankings of the Top 15 game design and development programs in the Midwest.

We define the Midwest as Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

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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 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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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 Kansas schools with animation degree programs

Below is a Kansas school that offers an animation degree program:

The Art Institutes, Overland Park
Programs available: Media Arts & Animation (BA), Visual Effects & Motion Graphics (BA), Graphic Design (AAS), Graphic Design (BA), Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (BA)

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List of Kansas schools with graphic design degree programs

Below is a Kansas school that offers a graphic design program:

Emporia State University, Emporia
Programs available: B. F. A. Art with Concentration in Graphic Design

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How to become a mobile app developer in Wichita, Kansas

When they say there's an app for everything, they are SO not kidding.  Mobile apps allow users to solve crossword puzzles, get game results, alter visual images, use compasses, randomize sequences and perform an endless list of other digital tasks.  There's even an app that fills your screen with virtual steam, which you can then mark with your fingertip.  Companies in the city of Wichita, Kansas maintain an ongoing economic demand for local app developers.

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How to become a mobile app developer in Kansas

There's an app for everything, they say.  Mobile apps tune in to radio stations, check local weather, send customized messages, find search engines, calculate math and an eclectic blend of other groovy digital tasks.  There's even an app that leaves a romantic voice message from a fictional girlfriend.  The viral popularity of mobile apps has led to a marked increase in local employment opportunities for app developers throughout the state of Kansas.

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The city of Wichita, Kansas features a city-limits population of more than 300,000 and many thousand thriving local businesses.  Wichita corporations and private commercial enterprises support many talented local artists pursuing careers in the field of illustration design.

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