Profiles of Schools/Colleges in New York (NY) Offering Animation, Design, Gaming, and Media Related Programs

EAST

We define the East Coast as Virginia, Rhode Island, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. 

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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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Marist College, Karen Schrier, Interactive Media, MIT,

From its idyllic perch overlooking the Hudson sits Marist College, a private liberal arts school long recognized for its academic excellence. Originally founded to cultivate the Catholic Marist Brotherhood, today the college welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds but remains committed to its founders’ humanist ideals and service to others.

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New York Film Academy

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Fine Arts in 3D Animation, Master of Fine Arts in Game Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Design, Associate of Fine Arts in Game Design

Tuition Information :
3D Animation: $3,950 - $5,500 for short-term workshops; $15,000 per semester for Bachelor of Fine Arts program
Game Design: $10,000 - 15,000 per semester

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North America

Animation is an exciting, dynamic and growing field—and good thing, because there are plenty of aspiring animators anxiously waiting in the wings to become the next Chuck Jones. But where exactly are all these animators going to be absorbed into the industry? 

Well, animation jobs tend to gravitate towards artistically focused epicenter cities that cater to entertainment sectors—like film and gaming—so living and learning in Bummsville, USA (population: 37) likely won't cut it if you want to be a successful animator.

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List of New York schools with game art, game design, and game development degree

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

The Art Institutes, New York
Programs available: 3-D Model for Game & Animation (D), 3 D Animation (C), 2 D Animation (C), Character Animation for Games (C), Graphic Design (AS)

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List of New York schools with animation degree programs

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

The Art Institutes, New York
Programs available: 3-D Model for Game & Animation (D), 3 D Animation (C), 2 D Animation (C), Character Animation for Games (C), Graphic Design (AS)

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List of New York schools with graphic design degree programs

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

Briarcliffe College, Patchogue
Programs available: Graphic Design

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New York

A communication design degree makes it easy for students to qualify for a variety of jobs in the creative arena. Why? Because a typical communication design curriculum includes drawing, digital design, art history, writing, illustration, graphic design, web design, animation classes, and more. Just a few job options for communication design graduates include graphic design, advertising, web design, and multimedia design.

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Syracuse, New York

Companies in the city of Syracuse, New York maintain an ongoing demand for local developers of mobile applications.  Apps are used for searching real estate, doing math, tracking physical activity, calculating mileage and millions more assorted purposes.  There's even an app that helps users find the cheapest gasoline in the area.  Due to the viral demand, high tech professionals all over Syracuse are lately landing lucrative jobs as app developers.

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