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

Our 2014 rankings of the Top 15 game design and development programs in the Midwest.

We define the Midwest as Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

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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 North Dakota schools with game design and game development degree progra

Below is a North Dakota school that offers game art, game design, and game development degree programs:

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List of North Dakota schools with animation degree programs

Below is a North Dakota school that offers animation degree programs:

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List of North Dakota schools with graphic design degree programs

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

Dickinson State University, Dickinson
Programs available: B. A. Art with Graphic Design Minor

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North Dakota

North Dakota isn’t the biggest state in the nation. In fact, with a population of less than 700,000, The Peace Garden State is only the 48th largest state in the U.S. Sure, North Dakota isn’t jam packed with people, but it’s a prime example of the saying, “big things come in small packages,” especially when it comes to art.

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How to become a mobile app developer in North Dakota

Nowadays, companies in the state of North Dakota maintain an intense demand for high tech professionals with skills for developing mobile applications.  Apps are used for looking up local events, checking weather conditions, reading horoscopes, solving crosswords and many million more assorted functions.  There's even a belching app that makes dozens (yes, dozens!) of inappropriately convincing burping noises.  Mobile app development is among the hottest careers in today's digitally inclined local job market.

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Top Graphic Design Programs in North Dakota

North Dakota is home to 21 Title IV degree-granting colleges and universities. Each school has met five strict requirements, established by the U.S. Department of Education, which makes them eligible for Title IV financial aid programs. Title IV status is also an excellent indicator of a top-tier school. The five requirements are as follows: (1) Title IV schools have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, (2) they have been in business for at least 2 years, (3) they have signed a participation agreement with the Department, (4) they grant an associate's degree or higher, and (5) they offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length.

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North Dakota

North Dakota is home to a small collection of quality colleges that offer a wide variety of degree programs for artists and designers—including graphic designers. The state’s 21 Title IV degree-granting institutions (1) have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, (2) have been in business for at least 2 years, (3) have signed a participation agreement with the Department, (4) grant an associate's degree or higher, and (5) offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length. These requirements must be met before a school can claim Title IV status. Not only does Title IV status speak volumes about the quality of education offered, it also makes each school eligible for Title IV financial aid programs.

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