How do you define a “best” animation school? Does popularity make it the best? Superior job placement services? Affordable tuition? What makes an animation school the best depends on who you ask. Respected college ranking organizations such as Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report consider several factors that they think are most important when determining which schools are the best, while students, alums, and others may take a different approach.
To determine which schools are among the best, college ranking agencies consider number of program offerings, graduation and retention rates, peer assessment, faculty resources (student-teacher ratio), financial resources, and student selectivity. Students may place the variety of social clubs, convenience, cost and even Greek Life to decide which schools are the best. At the end of the day, most “best” schools score high in all areas from graduation and retention rates to Greek Life!
The state of Ohio is home to 215 colleges and universities, placing it on the list of top 10 states with the largest number of colleges. Like the state’s large collection of colleges, Ohio’s animation programs come in all shapes and sizes. Many Ohio art and animation schools can be found in Columbus—the state’s largest city and Cleveland (the second largest). Students interested in a slower pace are in luck, however, because several top-tier animation programs can be found in small towns such as Athens and Kent.
Just a few of Ohio’s best animation school programs include Columbus College of Art & Design, Ohio University (Athens), and Cleveland Institute of Art. Take a look at our list below to learn more about the best animation school programs in Ohio and what they have to offer.
Best Animation School Programs - Major Ohio Cities
Columbus College of Art & Design - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Advertising and Graphic Design, Animation, Illustration and Media Studies; M. F. A. Visual Arts: New Projects
The Ohio State University - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Art and Technology, B. S. Design with Concentration in Visual Communication Design; M. F. A. Art and Technology; M. F. A. Digital Animation and Interactive Media
Cleveland Institute of Art – Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Animation, Communication Design, Game Design, Illustration, Technology and Integrated Media Environment (T. I. M. E.) – Digital Arts, Video
Best Animation School Programs - Other Ohio Cities and Towns
Ohio University - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design, B. S. C. Digital Media: Special Effects, Games and Animation; M. F. A. Graphic Design
Kent State University - Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Graphic Design – 2D, Graphic Design – 3D, Photo-Illustration, B. S. Computer Design, Animation and Game Design; M. A., M. F. A. Visual Communication Design
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