|College for Creative Studies||Detroit|
|Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University||Grand Rapids|
|Grand Valley State University||Allandale|
Program offerings, student selectivity, and peer assessment are just a few of the factors involved in determining which animation school programs will make the “Best Animation Programs” list each year. College ranking agencies evaluate art schools, traditional colleges, and technical schools to help make finding the right school easier for aspiring animators.
Thanks to the efforts of the Michigan Film Office, which offers incentives for filmmakers and resources for productions of all kinds, the state has experienced a growing demand for local talent. Because of this growing demand, many of the state’s 100+ accredited schools now offer some of the nations most competitive animation programs. Just a few of Michigan’s best animation programs are offered at The College for Creative Studies in Detroit and Grand Valley State University in Allendale.
Browse through our list below to review some of the best animation school programs in Michigan and what they have to offer.
Best Animation School Programs Michigan – Major Cities
University of Michigan - Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Art & Design
College for Creative Studies – Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Entertainment Arts/Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration; M. F. A. Design
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University - B. F. A. Digital Media, Graphic Design, Illustration
Best Animation School Programs Michigan – Other Cities and Towns
Siena Heights University – Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Art with Concentration in Graphic Design
Grand Valley State University - Degrees Offered: B. F. A., B. A. Art and Design with Emphasis in Graphic Design, Illustration; B. A., B. S. Communications: Film and Video Production with Animation/New Media Emphasis
Cranbrook Academy of Art – Degrees Offered: M. F. A. 2D Design (Graphic Design)
Western Michigan University – Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design, Photography and Intermedia
Central Michigan University - Degrees Offered: B. A. or B. F. A. Art with Graphic Design Concentration; M. A. Broadcast and Cinematic Arts: Electronic Media Management or Electronic Media Prod
Lawrence Technological University - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Game Art, Graphic Design, Imaging – Digital Arts
More Programs to Consider:
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