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

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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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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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: A.A.S. Graphic Design; B.F.A. Graphic Design - Illustration, Graphic Design - Print Design, Graphic Design - Website 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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Rochester, New York

The city of Rochester, New York features numerous commercial businesses in need of mobile app developers.  Apps are used for viewing art, finding homes, burning calories and tracking fitness levels, along with millions more assorted purposes.  There's even a disturbingly popular app in which criminally insane birds attack pigs.  Alfred Hitchcock, move over!  Flocks of high tech professionals in Rochester enjoy steady local employment in the field of mobile app design.

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New York City

Companies all over New York City issue an increasing economic demand for developers of mobile applications.  Apps are used for downloading music, creating art, compiling shopping lists, counting calories and many million more assorted functions.  There's even an app that lets the user slice virtual fruit with a virtual ninja sword.  New York City is home to a great many tech professionals enjoying lucrative careers as mobile app developers.

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