11. Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis College of Art (MCA) was established in 1936. It is home to 400-450 students enrolled in a variety of art programs, including several programs for aspiring animators. Offerings include a BFA in Digital Media with a Concentration in Animation and a BFA in Design Art with a Concentration Digital Media. The BFA in Design Art highlights Animation, Advanced Animation, and Drawing.
12. University of North Carolina, School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) was established in 1963 and became one of the 17 campuses of the University of North Carolina in 1972. The school is home to approximately 790 undergraduates and 120 graduate students enrolled in a number of programs offered through the School of Design and Production, the School of Drama, the School of Filmmaking, and the School of Music. The School of Filmmaking is home to the Animation Program. Degree offerings for aspiring animators include a BFA in Animation and an MFA in Film Music Composition. The MFA program allows students to score films of all kinds from Animation and Narrative Fiction to Documentary and Experimental.
13. Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Middle Tennessee State University opened in 1911 as Middle Tennessee State Normal School. The school is home to 22,729 students enrolled in more than 115 programs across seven colleges. The College of Mass Communication houses the Department of Electronic Media. The Department offers several programs for aspiring animators including BS and MS degrees in Mass Communication with a Concentration in Animation. A Minor in Mass Communication is also on the menu.
14. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana
University of Louisiana at Lafayette dates back to 1898. Originally named Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute (SLII), the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is home to 18,796 students enrolled in more than 80 majors and 30+ graduate programs across 15 colleges and schools. The College of Arts, Department of Art offers one program for aspiring animators. The BFA with a Concentration in Computer Art and Animation highlights everything from Concept Development and Timing to Video and Audio Editing.
15. Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana
Southeastern Louisiana University began as Hammond Junior College in 1925. The school is home to more than 15,600 students enrolled in more than 60 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs across five colleges and 18 departments. The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers several programs for aspiring animators. Offerings include a BA and a Minor in New Media and Animation.
16. Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tennessee
Southern Adventist University dates back to 1892, when it was named Graysville Academy. The school is home to more than 3,000 students enrolled in more than 75 degree programs across 19 schools and departments. The School of Visual Art and Design offers seven degree programs and four minors for artists and designers. Programs for aspiring animators include a B.S. in Animation with two emphasis options including Character Animation and Effects Animation.
17. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
Founded in 1911 as East Tennessee State Normal School, East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is home to more than 15,000 students enrolled in 350+ programs across 11 colleges and schools. The Mary B. Martin School of the Arts is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences. The School’s Digital Media Department offers several programs for aspiring animators. Offerings include a BS in Digital Media (BS DIGM), a DIGM Minor, and an MA in New Media Studio. DIGM students have several Concentrations to choose from including Animation, Visual Effects, Game Design or Visualization. MA Students will enhance their skills in the areas of 3-D Animation, Gaming, Motion Capture, Visualization, Video and Special Effects, Digital Illustration, and more.
18. Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
Clemson University was established in 1889 as Clemson Agricultural College. It is home to 20,768 students enrolled in more than 80 undergraduate majors and 110+ graduate degree programs across five colleges and a graduate school. The College of Engineering and Science offers several programs for aspiring animators. Options include an MFA in Digital Production Arts (MFA DPA) and a Minor in DPA. The programs highlight Animation, 3D Modeling, Compositing, FX, Lighting, Rigging, and Simulation.
19. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
Georgia Southern University began as District Agricultural & Mechanical School. The School’s inaugural academic year began in 1908 with 15 students and four faculty members. Today, the school is home to 20,517 students enrolled in more than 250 programs across eight colleges. The College of Liberal Arts and Science houses the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt). The Department offers a Minor in Animation (beginning Fall 2015) and a BA in Studio Art with an Emphasis in 4D Studios. This emphasis area prepares students to create a portfolio in Animation, Digital Art, Video, Net Art, and Sound.
20. Miami International University of Art & Design, Miami, Florida
Miami International University of Art & Design opened in 1965 as The International Fine Arts College. The school offers 20 degree programs in the areas of Media Arts, Fashion, and Design.
Offerings for aspiring animators include a BFA degrees in Animation; Visual Effects and Motion Graphics; Digital Filmmaking and Video Production, and Film and Digital Production. The school also offers an MFA in Film. Students may explore all areas of Animation, Film, Visual Effects and Production.