Making it to the top isn’t easy, but many of the country’s best schools make it look that way! What most people don’t know is, the country’s best schools earned the title based on factors such as the number (and variety of) program offerings, excellent graduation and retention rates, positive peer assessment, outstanding faculty resources, ample financial resources, and a strong commitment to accepting only the best students. These and other factors are used by college ranking agencies to develop “best of” lists, which make it easier for students to evaluate any given school and eventually assess their chances of getting in.
In the state of Minnesota, programs for animators and other artists come in all shapes and sizes. Some are offered at what may be considered “good” schools, while others are offered at the “best.” The state of Minnesota is now home to around 113 accredited colleges and universities and many have stepped up to meet the growing demand for top-tier animators. These schools can be found in major Minnesota cities such as Minneapolis and Duluth as well as smaller cities such as Mankato and Moorehead.
Take a look at our list below to review some of the best animation school programs in Minnesota and what they have to offer.
Best Animation School Programs - Major Minnesota Cities
University of Minnesota (Duluth) - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design; M. F. A. Art and Design with Emphasis in Graphic Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, Web and Multimedia Environments; M. F. A. Animation, Graphic Design; Graphic Design Certificate
University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) – Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Art, Graphic Design; M. F. A. Time and Interactivity (also called Experimental and Media Arts)
St. Cloud State University - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Studio Art with Emphasis in Graphic Design, Integrated Media
Best Animation School Programs - Other Minnesota Cities and Towns
Minnesota State University (Mankato) - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design; M. A. Art with Specialization in Graphic Design
Southwest Minnesota State University – Degrees Offered: B. A. Art with Emphasis in Graphic Design
Minnesota State University (Moorehead) - Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Art with Emphasis in Graphic Design; B. F. A. Art with Emphasis in Illustration; B. S. Graphic Communications with Emphasis in 3D Graphics, Digital Design and Production or Interactive Multimedia
More Programs to Consider:
- Winter Park, FL & Online
- Computer Animation - Bachelor's - Online & Campus
- Game Programs - Bachelor's & Master's - Online & Campus
- Graphic Design & Digital Arts - Bachelor's - Online & Campus
- Film & Digital Cinematography - Bachelor's & Master's - Online & Campus
- Mobile Development - Bachelor's - Online & Campus
- Simulation & Visualization - Bachelor's - Campus