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

Our 2014 rankings of the top game design and development 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 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 Mississippi schools with animation degree programs

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

Belhaven University, Jackson
Programs available: B. F. A. Graphic Design with Emphasis in Digital and Print Media or Web and Interactive Media

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How to become a multimedia editor in Jackson, Mississippi

Mixed media artists all over the city of Jackson, Mississippi are pursuing careers in the creative, high tech field of multimedia design, which is the fastest growing occupation of the visual arts professions.  Media-oriented commercial companies in Jackson have a continuous demand for local multimedia artists, especially in the editing division.

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How to become a multimedia editor in Mississippi

The cost of creating multimedia productions is lower than ever before, thanks to recent technological advances in media design.  The result is a marked increase in local employment opportunities for mixed media artists, especially editors.  Mississippi businesses have a lot to offer in this creative, high tech field.

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How to become a mobile app developer in Jackson, Mississippi

These days, more and more creative programming professionals in the city of Jackson, Mississippi are pursuing careers in the field of mobile application design.  Apps are used to find the nearest specialty retailers, arrange dates, track fitness activity, calculate gas mileage and for uncountable other digital tasks, some of them quite obscure.  There's even an app that analyzes local weather and determines how it will affect your hair.  Businesses in Jackson currently maintain a increasing demand for local app developers.

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How to become a mobile app developer in Mississippi

The state of Mississippi features many high tech companies currently seeking experts in the development of mobile applications.  Apps can be downloaded to make movies, enter contests, find businesses, learn new words or any of an infinite array of small-scale digital tasks.  There's even an applause app for people unable to put down their beloved iPhones long enough to clap their own hands.  High tech professionals throughout Mississippi enjoy a wide variety of local opportunities for app developers.

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