Profiles of Schools/Colleges in Ohio (OH) Offering Animation, Design, Gaming, and Media Related Programs

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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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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Columbus College of Art & Design

As one of the nation’s oldest private art colleges, Columbus College of Art & Design’s small classes and tight knit community may harken back to simpler times but there’s nothing simplistic or insignificant about its animation program. Though a relatively young program, the college has long been turning out successful graduates working in animation (many of whom were cultivated in CCAD’s Illustration and Media Studies programs). Today, the Animation department continues to catch the attention of those in the know- bolstering its compelling list of industry partners as well as successful working alumni.

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BGSU

Bowling Green State University may be in the heart of rural Ohio, but it plays home to one of the nation’s largest Digital Arts programs. With tracks that include Computer Animation & Video, Imaging and Interactive Multimedia, BGSU students also have a multitude of specialized courses to choose from that reflect the technological and industry evolutions of the field.

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Mid-West

From sea to shining sea, there are excellent animation programs to be found in every corner of the nation and we’ve been on the hunt for them in. Today, we find ourselves smack in the middle of the nation for our fourth and final installment of our Best Animation Programs Top 20 list: the Midwest.

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

Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland
Programs available: B. F. A. Animation, Communication Design, Game Design, Illustration, Technology and Integrated Media Environment (T. I. M. E.) – Digital Arts, Video

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List of Ohio schools with animation degree programs

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

The Art Institutes, Cincinnati
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 Ohio schools with graphic design degree programs

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

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati
Programs available: B. F. A. Illustration, Visual Communication Design

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Ohio

Ohio is home to a healthy population of artists and designers working in all fields from advertising and film to industrial design and web design. Fortunately, the state of Ohio is the seventh largest in the U.S., so thousands of booming businesses call The Buckeye State home. In addition to employment opportunities, aspiring digital media artists have dozens of training programs and several top-rated degree programs to choose from. Continue reading to find out which Ohio schools are tops for aspiring digital media artists.

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Ohio

Communication design is an interesting field of study that appeals to individuals interested in art, design, and communications. The curriculum for a typical program requires writing courses, graphic design, design studies, creative computing, art, and language courses. Thanks to a diverse skill set, graduates in this field have a variety of opportunities to choose from. Typical careers include graphic designer, web designer, creative director, art director, digital artist, and advertising.

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