Profiles of Schools/Colleges in Rhode Island (RI) Offering Animation, Design, Gaming, and Media Related Programs

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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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A typical studio art program combines the study and practice of painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and digital media. The major allows students to develop advanced technical skills, aesthetic judgment, and historical understanding. This means, talented studio art graduates will enter the career world with the skills needed to become an art director, art administrator, animator, illustrator, set designer, assistant curator, gallery owner, photojournalist, web designer, mural artist, courtroom sketch artists, cover artist, cartoonist, display painter, art consultant, and more.

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Although it is one of the nation’s smallest states in population and size, Rhode Island is big when it comes to art and culture. The nation’s 43rd largest state is home to a large collection of art museums and more than 6,000 salaried artists and designers. Hundreds of freelance artists call Rhode Island home as well, and many reside in creative centers such as Providence, Warwick, Cranston, and Pawtucket. Whether salaried or freelance, Rhode Island’s diverse community of artists does its part to help beautify the state by creating colorful murals, striking sculptures, and eye-catching facades. These inventive individuals are also charged with erecting edgy exhibits for the state’s exceptional collection of art museums and centers.

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Film Schools in Rhode Island

September 11, 2012
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Rhode Island may be small, but this beautiful state is big on charm. The nation’s smallest state is home to one of the country’s most scenic major cities—Providence. It also boasts some of the most pristine beaches in the U.S. Rhode Island has a plethora of firsts to brag about as well—especially in the world of sports. “Little Rhody” is home to the first open golf tournament, the first National Lawn Tennis Championship took place here, and in 1876, Polo became a first for the entire country—right near Newport.

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List of Rhode Island schools with game art, game design and game development deg

List of Rhode Island Schools with Game Art, Game Design and Game Development Degree Programs

Below is a Rhode Island school that offers game art, game design, and game development degree programs:

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Rhode Island is home to one of the smallest collections of colleges in the U.S. The good news is, although the number of colleges here is small, the state is big on education—especially when it comes to the world of art and design. Rhode Island is home to one of the top art and design schools in the nation—Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). RISD offers top-tier programs for animators, filmmakers, illustrators, graphic designers, and more.

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Rhode Island is home to 13 Title IV degree-granting institutions. These schools earned Title IV status by fulfilling five strict requirements. Title IV schools (1) have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, (2) grant an associate's degree or higher, (3) offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, (4) have been in business for at least 2 years, and (5) have signed a participation agreement with the Department. A Title IV school is eligible for Title IV federal financial-aid programs, which makes them more accessible to students with financial need.

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Rhode Island is the smallest state in the U.S. based on land size, and it is home to just over 1 million residents. While Rhode Island doesn’t have the smallest population in the U.S., it is still on the list of top ten smallest states by population. However, Rhode Island is larger than seven other states on the list (WY, DE, VT, AK, SD, MT, ND) and D.C. Although small, Rhode Island is a perfect example of the saying “big things come in small packages.” This is especially true when it comes to the world of art and design!

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The population of graphic designers has grown by nearly 50,000 over the last decade. This growth has led to larger salaries and higher quality education and training programs. This means, finding a good graphic design school is no longer a challenge. Finding the best graphic design school might take a bit more effort, but fortunately, a number of organizations are dedicated to finding the best of the best. Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes are just a few organizations that publish a variety of “best schools” lists each year. To determine which schools belong on the list, each organization carefully considers factors such as faculty resources, student selectivity, number of program offerings, peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, and financial resources.

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