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

Our 2014 rankings of the Top 10 Animation Schools in the Southwest. We define the Southwest as Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada.

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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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Top 10 Animation and Game Design Schools in the Southwest

Our 2013 list of the Top 10 Animation and Game Design Schools in the Southwest. We define the Southwest as Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada.

For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.

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Texas A&M

Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Visualization, Master of Science in Visualization, Master of Fine Arts in Visualization.

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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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Texas

The main goal of a visual communications artist is to creatively convey messages and defined ideas. They accomplish this goal by using elements of graphic design, illustration, photography, multimedia, painting, and more to create visual materials that entertain, sell, or inform. Visual communications artists create visual materials for creative agencies, industrial and interior design firms, book and magazine publishers, museums, and more.

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Visual Arts Schools in Texas

October 12, 2012
Texas

From animation to photography, “visual arts” is a broad field that features elements of multiple art forms. A typical program touches on all areas of art, with concentrations in animation and interactive media, cinematic arts, intermedia, photography, and print media. This means, the average graduate is versatile enough to tackle a variety of careers such as set designer, museum curator, textile designer, animator, art therapist, and even forensic artist.

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Studio Art Schools in Texas

October 12, 2012
Texas

From drawing and painting to sculpting and glass blowing, studio artists do it all! According to admissions materials from a variety of colleges, studio art is basically, “any type of visual art made in a studio.” In addition to painting and glass blowing, studio artist create sculptures, photography, large-scale installations, experimental art, ceramics, and more. A typical studio art program may feature the study of drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, fiber, glass, printmaking, and photography, but some may also delve into digital art, graphic design, interior design and many others.

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Photography Schools in Texas

October 12, 2012
Texas

Photographers use special techniques and advanced equipment to capture images. Some use digital film cameras, while others use a combination of digital and traditional cameras to photograph everything from people and landscapes to unusual objects. Photographers may also use film equipment to capture images.

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New Media Schools in Texas

October 12, 2012
Texas

New media is a multifaceted field that mixes elements of advertising, computer science, design, editing, film, photography, reporting, special effects, and more. Professionals in this field use these and many other skills to integrate new media into existing communication and businesses and systems. Because the skill set is so diverse, a degree in new media can open the door to just about any creative career field. Just a few popular job titles for new media graduates include illustrator, graphic designer, new media designer, new media specialist, interactive producer, include art director, digital video designer, motion graphics design and production, and interactive designer.

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