4041. Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Minneapolis School of Fine Arts (MCAD) was established in 1886. It is home to 800 students enrolled in 16 graduate and undergraduate programs and several minor and certificate programs. The Animation Department at MCAD offers a BFA in Animation, which covers stop motion (e.g. claymation) and hand-drawn 2D techniques.

4242. School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

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The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) was established in 1876. Home to more than 600 students, SMFA offers 12 areas of study in Studio Art including Performance, Painting, and Film. Programs lead to a BFA, MFA, MAT, Combined-degree (BFA + BA/BS), a Certificate or a Studio Diploma. Programs for aspiring animators include a BFA and MFA in Film + Animation, and a Combined BFA + BA/BS in a major of the students choice. The Combined degree program is a dual degree program offered in conjunction with Tufts University. 

4343. Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Drexel University was established in 1891. This private research university is home to 26,359 students enrolled in 200 degree programs across 15 colleges and schools. The Westphal College of Media Arts and Design offers 22 degree programs and 15 minors. Programs for aspiring animators include a BS in Animation and Visual Effects, a Minor in Animation and Visual Effects, and an MS in Digital Media. According to Westphal the MS in Digital Media is a hybrid course of study created to offer students research and career opportunities in 21st century media applications. This two-year program offers comprehensive studies in advanced digital design including 3D Modeling, Animation, Interactivity, Gaming and Digital Media History, and Theory and Methods.

44. Chapman University, Orange, California

Chapman University is a private university founded in 1861 as Hesperian College. It is home to 7,570 students enrolled in more than 100 programs across nine colleges and schools. The Dodge College of Film and Media Arts offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate programs for aspiring filmmakers and other artists. Offerings for aspiring animators include a BFA and a Minor in Digital Arts. According the College, Digital Arts students will have the chance to develop, design, and produce their own projects as well as contribute animation or visual effects to fellow students.

4545. Ex’Pression College, Emeryville and San Jose, California

Ex’pression College for Digital Arts (ECDA) was established in 1998. It is home to more than 1,000 students enrolled in six programs. The school offers a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Animation and Visual Effects. The BAS program is available at both campuses.

46. Farleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey

Farleigh Dickinson University was established in 1942. It is home to more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in more than 120 majors across four colleges including Becton College of Arts and Sciences, Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, Silberman College of Business, and University College. Becton College of Arts and Sciences is home to the Visual and Performing Arts Department, which offers several programs for aspiring animators. Program offerings include a BA in Film and Animation with an Animation or Video Game Animation Concentration. A Minor in Animation is also on the menu.

47. Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts

Hampshire College was founded in 1965. It is home to 1,400 students enrolled in well over 50 areas of study. Aspiring animators have several programs to choose from including a BA in Animation and  Digital Art, a BS in Computer Science with heavy Animation coursework, and a BA in Digital Media with heavy Animation coursework. Because Hampshire College is a member of the Five College Consortium, students have access to an additional 5,300 courses offered through nearby Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges.

48. Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Established in 1769, Dartmouth College is home to 6,298 students enrolled in more than 100 programs across five schools. The School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Computer Science

offers a BS in Computer Science with heavy Digital Arts coursework such as Computer Animation, 3D Modeling, and Motion Studio. The Department also offers an MS in Computer Science with a Concentration in Digital Arts (4+1 MS in CS with a Concentration in Digital Arts), and a Minor in Digital Arts.

49. Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

Wellesley College was founded in 1870 and welcomed its first students in 1875. The school is home to 2,474 students enrolled in 56 majors across more than 30 academic departments. The Media Arts and Sciences program is jointly supported by the Art Department and the Computer Science Department. The program offers a variety of study areas leading to a BA degree. Just a few options include Computer Graphics and Animation, Digital Imaging and Design, and Digital Composition in Audio/Video.

5050. Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

Founded in 1936, Memphis College of Art (MCA) is a small art and design college with a student body of 400-450 students from 25 states and five foreign countries. The school offers 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 includes Animation, Advanced Animation, and Drawing coursework. 

 

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