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

Top Animation Programs in Kentucky - Animation Career Review

From the historic University of Kentucky to art-friendly Murray State University, Kentucky is home to a diverse collection of colleges that offer majors ranging from agriculture to zoology. Many Kentucky schools are considered top schools based on a wide range of factors such as affordability, convenience, types of clubs and organizations, recreation, student population, job placement services, and more. These schools also have some of the top animation programs in the region, if not the U.S.

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Best Animation Programs in Kentucky

An animation school with a large student body can be a good thing for many students and a bad thing when it comes to official rankings. Some students believe that the more people enrolled in school, the more popular it is, while some college ranking agencies this might have more to do with “lack of student selectivity” than popularity. In addition to student selectivity, ranking agencies consider factors such as faculty resources (student-faculty ratio), program offerings (how many and variety), financial resources, graduation and retention rates, and peer assessment.

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Video Game Designer in Louisville

Today, thousands of job hunters in Louisville, Kentucky seek careers in animation and video game design.  Home to nearly three quarters of a million people, Louisville offers ample employment opportunities in this lucrative high-tech field.  Most jobs available to Kentucky-based animators and video game designers are located in Louisville or the nearby city of Lexington.  Louisville is also a feasible commute to Cincinnati. 

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Video Game Designer in Kentucky

These days, thrill-seeking gamers everywhere are pursuing exciting careers in Animation and Video Game Design.  The skills needed for these popular occupations appeal as much to competitive gamers as to fine artists who can finally make a living at their craft.  Companies in Kentucky employ thousands of Animators and Video Game Designers.  Most of these jobs are in the Louisville-Lexington area, though similar opportunities exist throughout the state, as well as in commutable big cities like Memphis, Nashville and Cincinnati.

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Kentucky Graphic Design Schools

The Bluegrass State is famous for a few things many people might not be aware of. Travel to Fort Knox, where you’ll find the “Vaults of Fort Knox,” which houses the largest collection of gold in the world. It is estimated that more than $6 billion worth of gold is held in the underground vaults of this famous U.S. Army Post. Other cool things about Kentucky? Johnny Depp was born here, more than 100 governors were born here, and without Kentucky, Post-It Notes would never make it to your local school supplies retailer!

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Kentucky Animation Schools November 28, 2011

Kentucky

Kentucky is the home or birthplace of famous folks from the past and the present from Abraham Lincoln to Johnny Depp to the Judd's. The Bluegrass State is also home to the oldest horse race in country—the famous Kentucky Derby. And if you want to find the world's largest stash or gold, just ask a native to point you in the direction of the underground vaults of Fort Knox where more than $6 billion worth of gold is held. This is all fine and dandy for fact hounds, but does any of this help the state’s aspiring animators? Sure! The state's charm, beauty, and history and innovative nature have attracted film productions, ad agencies, and design firms from all over the country. This means, animators interested in film production have a good shot at establishing a lucrative career here.

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Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Communication Art and Design; M. A. Studio Art with Concentration in Digital Media

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate residents $8,930, nonresidents $21,650; graduate residents $9,692, nonresidents $20,168 for the 2011 – 2012 school year

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Degrees Offered: B. A. Visual Studies with Concentration in Graphic Design, B. F. A. Visual Arts with Concentration in Graphic Design

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate residents $8,084, nonresidents $20,016 for the 2011 – 2012 school year

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Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Art Studio with Concentration in Digital Media, M. F. A. Studio with New Media Major Area

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate residents $8,610 ($8,859 for upper division students), nonresidents $17,678 ($17,914 for upper division students); graduate residents $9,306, nonresidents $19,714 for the 2010 – 2011 school year

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Degrees Offered: B. A./B. S. Studio Art, B. F. A. Studio Art with Emphasis in Graphic Design

Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $6,264, nonresidents $17,040 for the 2010 – 2011 school year; residents of adjoining out-of-state counties receive tuition discounts

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