Animation has come a long way. Years ago, animation was used mainly in the entertainment industry to create games, films, commercials, and television programs. Today, animation is used in the mobile communications industry, in education, in law enforcement, architecture, science, engineering, and the medical field. Because the need for animators with certain specialties is so great, some of the nation’s best colleges and universities now offer all types of animation programs. The question is, are they any good?
Fortunately, a number of “best of” lists exist, so you won’t have to figure out the answer on your own. A number of college ranking agencies compile “best of” lists each year based on factors such as student selectivity, class size, financial resources, peer assessment, number (and variety) of program offerings, faculty resources, and graduation and retention rates. These are just some of the factors college ranking agencies use to determine which schools will make the list.
Idaho is home to a small collection of more than a dozen accredited colleges and universities. Some of these schools made the list based on impressive scores all around. Fortunately, a few of these “best” schools offer some of the state’s best animation programs. Browse through the list below to review Idaho’s best schools for animators and what they have to offer.
Best Animation School Programs – Major Idaho Cities
Boise State University - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design/Philosophy, Illustration
ITT Technical Institute - Degrees Offered: A.S. Graphic Communications and Design; A.S. Information Technology with Multimedia Option or Web Design Option; A.S. Visual Communications
Best Animation School Programs – Other Idaho Cities and Towns
University of Idaho - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Studio Art with Emphasis in Graphic Design; B. A. or B. S. Broadcasting and Digital Media; B. S. Virtual Technology and Design; M. F. A. Studio Art with Concentration in Graphic Design
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