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

Programs to consider:

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 Montana schools with graphic design degree programs

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

Montana State University, Bozeman
Programs available: B. F. A. Graphic Design

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How to become a mobile app developer in Montana

These days, the state of Montana features mountains of thriving commercial businesses in search of tech experts who develop mobile applications.  Apps are used for doing math homework, generating random sequences, determining mileage, looking up the meanings of words and infinite other useful (or not) purposes.  There's even an app that provides real-life sound effects like chirping crickets for unsuccessful humor and the “WA-wa-waaah” trombone sound for when plans go embarrassingly awry.  Techies throughout Montana increasingly seek employment as app developers.

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The state of Montana is sprawling with talented visual artists pursuing careers in illustration.  Montana corporations hire local illustrators for all kinds of commercial arts projects including icons, logo design, banner ads, fictional characters and more.

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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 a multimedia editor in Montana

Due to recent technological developments in digital media, the state of Montana is enjoying a fast-increasing economic demand for local multimedia artists.  Audio-visual editing is among the most popular career options in media arts and broadcasting, and Montana boasts a big-skyful of opportunities in this field.

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Montana Graphic Design Schools

Montana is home 23 Title IV degree-granting institutions. To become a Title IV school, an institution must meet five requirements. They must (1) grant an associate's degree or higher, (2) offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, (3) have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, (4) be in business for at least 2 years, and (5) they must sign a participation agreement with the Department. Once these requirements have been met, the school becomes eligible for Title IV financial aid programs. This means, students with financial need will have access to a variety of programs to help cover tuition, fees, books, and housing costs.

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Top graphic design programs in Montana

If you’ve ever wondered how any given graphic design school ends up on the list of top schools, there’s a simple answer. Students, student groups, education bloggers, alums, and even small media companies create these lists based on a number of factors that they feel are most important to students. They assess the nations colleges and universities based on tuition cost, geographic location, job placement services, variety of clubs and organizations, cultural activities, sports teams, and student life.

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How to Become an Animator in Montana

Despite its out-of-the-way location and lack of major cities, the state of Montana supports roughly 125,000 commercial businesses, as well as countless private employers.  Thanks to recent technological advances in the world's film industry, Montana businesses are experiencing a fast-increasing economic demand for local professional animation artists.

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