Profiles of Schools/Colleges in North Carolina (NC) Offering Animation, Design, Gaming, and Media Related Programs

Our 2014 rankings of the top animation schools in the South.

We define the South as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas.

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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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For the record, we define the South as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas.

For an explanation of our ranking criteria, click here.

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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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So, you’re interested in animation programs in the charming American south? Lucky for you, the region offers a wide range of educational opportunities for future animators, but you might have to look a bit harder at times. That’s why we’ve compiled our own list of 20 southern schools worthy of your attention. Comparing programs can be akin to comparing apples to oranges, but we’ve tried to provide you with a solid list of programs that touch every area of animation. Mind you, when it comes to landing your first- or fifth- industry job, studios will first and foremost look at the applicant’s portfolio and personality. An education should provide you with the foundation you need to thrive.

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List of North Carolina schools with game art, game design, and game development

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

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List of North Carolina schools with animation degree programs

Below is a list of North Carolina schools that offer animation degree programs:

East Carolina University, Greenville
Programs available: B. F. A. Art with Concentration in Animation/Interactive Design, Graphic Design, Illustration; M. F. A. Art with Concentration in Graphic Design, Illustration

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List of North Carolina schools with graphic design degree programs

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

Appalachian State University, Boone
Programs available: B. S. Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology, B. F. A. Graphic Design

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How to become a multimedia editor in Raleigh, North Carolina

The city of Raleigh, North Carolina is filled with mixed media artists pursuing exciting careers in the field of audio-visual design.  Raleigh businesses include many production enterprises that maintain an ongoing demand for multimedia artists, especially editors.  The services of professional audio-visual editors are required for virtually all multimedia productions.

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How to become a multimedia editor in Greensboro, North Carolina

The city of Greensboro, North Carolina is an ideal location for mixed media artists seeking careers in the field of audio-visual design.  Corporations and private entities all over Greensboro need multimedia editors for virtually all sound and motion graphics productions.

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