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Profiles of Schools/Colleges in Michigan (MI) 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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Midwest

Our 2014 rankings of the top animation programs in the Midwest. We define the Midwest as Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

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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Midwest

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

For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.

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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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Mid-West

From sea to shining sea, there are excellent animation programs to be found in every corner of the nation and we’ve been on the hunt for them in. Today, we find ourselves smack in the middle of the nation for our fourth and final installment of our Best Animation Programs Top 20 list: the Midwest.

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List of Michigan schools with game art, game design and game development degree

Below is a list of Michigan schools that offer game art, game design, and game development degree programs:

International Academy of Design and Technology, Troy
Programs available: Graphic Design, Game Design, Web Design & Development

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List of Michigan schools with animation degree programs

Below is a list of Michigan schools that offer animation degree programs:

College for Creative Studies, Detroit
Programs available: B. F. A. Entertainment Arts/Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration; M. F. A. Design

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List of Michigan schools with graphic design degree programs

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

The Art Institutes, Tinley Park, Novi, Schaumburg, Troy, Chicago, Milwaukee
Programs available: Media Arts & Animation (BA), Visual Effects & Motion Graphics (BA), Visual Effects & Motion Graphics (BFA), Illustration & Design (BFA), Graphic Design (BFA)

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How to become a mobile app developer in Michigan

Technically gifted career seekers throughout the state of Michigan are lately landing steady employment as mobile app developers.  Apps can be used for trivia quizzes, recipe downloads, apartment searches, automobile evaluations and millions of other needful purposes.  There's even a virtual bubble wrap app.  It makes that fun popping sound we all like so much.  It seems there's an app for everything.  Don't be surprised if there's an app for how to develop apps in the state of Michigan.

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