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

 Our 2015 list of the Top 50 Animation School Programs in the US. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.

1. 1. California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, California (top 5% of schools considered)

Established in 1961, California Institute of the Arts is home to 1,489 students enrolled in more than 70 programs at all degree levels. The nation's first postsecondary institution to offer graduate and undergraduate degrees in both the visual and performing arts, CalArts attracts a large population of aspiring filmmakers and animators. Around 26.9 percent of the schools population is enrolled in the School of Film/Video. The School offers a BFA degree in Character Animation, and BFA and MFA degrees in Experimental Animation.

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Our 2015 list of the Top 50 Public Animation School Programs in the US. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.

1. University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California

Founded in 1919 as the Southern Branch of the University of California, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) is home to 43,239 students enrolled in more than 220 programs across five schools and 109 academic departments. UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television is home to the Animation Workshop.

Founded in 1948 by Disney Animator William Shull, the Animation Workshop is a three-year MFA program that accepts just 12 new students each year. Before applying to the program, students typically earn a BA in Film and Television. The BA program gives future MFA students the opportunity to study all facets of Digital Media, Film, and Television, as well as a full year of Animation studies, followed by an internship. 

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Our 2015 list of the Top 50 Private Animation School Programs in the US. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.


11. California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, California

Established in 1961 by Walt and Roy Disney, CalArts is the nation's first postsecondary institution to offer graduate and undergraduate degrees in both the visual and performing arts. Home to 1,489 students, with 26.9 percent enrolled in the School of Film/Video, CalArts offers a BFA degree in Character Animation, and a BFA and MFA in Experimental Animation.

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Montana animation schools: most expensive to least expensive

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 two 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 makes them more accessible to students with financial need. 

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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 two 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, future students will have access to a variety of financial aid programs to help cover tuition and other costs.

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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 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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Montana

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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