Kansas is home to several top colleges that offer programs for aspiring animators. Most are traditional colleges with dozens of other program offerings. According many student groups, alums, small news organizations, education blogs, and others, this is what separates a top school from all others. Other factors that help separate the great from the not-so-great include affordability, convenience, types of clubs and organizations, recreation, student population, job placement services, and other similar factors.
A number of major organizations such as Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes publish the country’s “best schools” list. With the exception of number of program offerings, these organizations consider a different set of factors to determine which schools belong on the “best schools” list. These factors may include graduation and retention rates, peer assessment, faculty resources (student-teacher ratio), financial resources, and student selectivity. Although the considerations are different for “top school” lists and “best schools” lists, many top schools also make the “best” lists.
Continue reading to find out which Kansas schools are top-tier for animators, and what they have to offer. Please note that the schools listed are in order from largest to smallest population.
Top Animation School Programs Kansas Major Cities
Kansas State University
Student Population: 19,205
Backdrop: City, 668-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Art with Concentration in Digital Arts, Graphic Design; M. F. A. Graphic Design
Student Population: 6,321
Backdrop: Urban, 160-acre campus, easy access to Kansas City
Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Art, Studio Emphasis
Top Animation School Programs Kansas Other Cities and Towns
Emporia State University
Student Population: 4,066
Backdrop: Small town, 207-acre campus, easy access to Wichita
Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Art with Concentration in Graphic Design
More Programs to Consider:
- Savannah, Atlanta, Hong Kong, France, and Online via SCAD eLearning