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

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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Top Graphic Design Programs in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is home to an impressive collection of fine colleges and universities. According to the latest report by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), The Badger State is home to 84 Title IV colleges and universities. Just a few of the state’s top Title IVs include Lawrence University, Carthage College, Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Beloit College, Carroll University, and The University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Graphic Design Schools Wisconsin

Graphic Design Schools in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is home to one of the nation’s largest populations. With more than 5.7 million residents, Wisconsin is the nation’s 20th largest state. It is home to the nation’s 28th largest city—Milwaukee, the nation’s 82nd largest city—Madison and the Milwaukee-Waukesha Metropolitan area—the 39th largest metro area in the U.S. With more hustle and bustle than thirty other states, Wisconsin is home to one of the most progressive art and culture scenes in the region, if not the U.S.

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Wisconsin Graphic Design

What separates a good graphic design school from a great graphic design school? Is it the quality of the production facilities? Convenience? Cost? Financial aid and job placement services? The answer is—all of the above. A number of college ranking may assess everything from program offerings to student selectivity, while alums, students, and other groups may evaluate schools based on social programs, dorm life, tuition costs, convenience, and more.

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Wisconsin is home to nationally ranked schools such as Carroll University, Lawrence University, Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), and University of Wisconsin Madison. These schools make it to the top of the list each year based on factors such as financial aid and career opportunites, types of organizations and clubs, convenience, social organizations, recreation, cost, and more.

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin is home to 84 Title IV degree-granting institutions. To become a Title IV school, an institution must (1) have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, (2) sign a participation agreement with the Department, (3) grant an associate's degree or higher, (4) offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, and (5) be in business for at least 2 years at the time of application. Once the school has met the requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education, they become eligible for federal financial aid programs.

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Millions of people play them. They earn billions each year. And the industry is growing at a rapid pace. Of course we’re talking about the gaming industry and the staggering statistics behind it. First, the video game industry is expected to generate more than $68 billion in sales by the end of 2012 and $112 billion+ by 2015. In 2010 alone, gaming companies sold 257 million video and computer games. The industry is expected to continue growing at a rapid pace thanks to the rise of mobile and online gaming.

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Wisconsin

If you want to find out which schools are the best, look no further than popular college ranking organizations such as Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. These organizations evaluate schools based on quality of the curriculum, faculty, facilities and infrastructure, scholarships, financial aid, and career opportunites. They may also consider number of program offerings, graduation and retention rates, peer assessment, faculty resources (student-teacher ratio), and student selectivity. A number of Wisconsin schools made the cut.

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Wisconsin Web Design

A website is one of the most important marketing tools a company can have. A good website is even better! A good website has the potential to reach more people than television, radio, and direct mail combined, which is why web designers are in high demand—but not just for businesses. Even small organizations, clubs, and every day people with a message to convey have website.

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Wisconsin Visual Communication

Visual communications artists use graphic design, digital imaging, computer graphics, photography, sketches, software programs, and other tools to convey messages and defined ideas. While advertising and publication design are two of the biggest fields for visual communications artists, they are also growing in demand in the interior design industry, industrial design, and software design. So in addition to advertising agencies and publishing companies (books, magazines, newspapers), visual communications artists can find employment at technology firms, interior design firms, and industrial design companies.

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