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

A number of college ranking agencies and groups have decided that certain factors separate the best schools from all the rest. These agencies or groups may consider factors such as graduation and retention rates, student selectivity, and variety of program offerings when deciding which schools are best. But what may qualify as a “top school” to students may have more to do with how affordable a school may be, where its located, and having a hassle-free admissions process, than how many students graduate each year.

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Best Animation Programs in New York

It takes more than high enrollment figures and affordable tuition to make the “Best Animation Programs” list for any given city. A number of respected college ranking agencies take a number of common factors into consideration when determining which schools deserve a spot on the list. Factors such as faculty resources (such as student-faculty ratio), financial resources, program offerings, peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, and student selectivity.

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Video Game Designer in New York

Young entrepreneurs all over the world show an increasing interest in Animation and Video Game Design.  The skills involved appeal especially to competitive tech-savvy types, as well as artists who can finally make a living at their art.  Thousands of New York companies hire Video Game Designers.  In fact, roughly six percent of all U.S. jobs available to Video Game Designers and Animators are located in New York City.  But you don't necessarily have to live near Manhattan.  Numerous educational and professional opportunities for Video Game Designers are up for grabs in other parts of the state.

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Video Game Designer in New York City

Teens and twenty-somethings around the world are showing an increasing interest in Animation and Video Game Design.  The skills involved appeal especially to competitive tech-savvy types, as well as artists who can finally make a living at their art.  Thousands of New York companies hire Video Game Designers.  In fact, roughly six percent of all U.S. jobs available to Video Game Designers and Animators are located in New York City. 

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State University of New York at Oswego

Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design, Studio Art with Concentration in Digital Media, Illustration

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate residents $5,270, nonresidents $14,320 for the 2011 – 2012 school year.  Tuition does not include fees of $1,240 per year.

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State University of New York at New Paltz

Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design

Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $5,270, nonresidents $14,320 for the 2011 – 2012 school year.  Tuition does not include fees of $1,188 per year.

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Skidmore College

Degrees Offered: B. S. Studio Art with Concentration in Communication Design, Digital Media

Tuition Information: Undergraduate $42,380 for the 2011 – 2012 school year.  This amount includes required fees of $860.

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St. John's University

Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design, Illustration

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate $33,125 for the 2011 – 2012 school year.  Tuition does not include fees of $750 per year.

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Syracuse University

Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Communications Design, Computer Art and Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration; M. F. A. Computer Art, Illustration

Tuition Information: Undergraduate $36,300; graduate $28,944 for the 2011 – 2012 school year. Tuition does not include undergraduate fees of $1,367 or graduate fees of $1,096 per year.

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Sage College of Albany

Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic and Media Design

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate $27,000 for the 2011 – 2012 school year.  Tuition does not include fees of $1,000 per year.

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