If you’ve ever wondered how any given animation school ends up on the list of top schools, there might be a simple answer. A number of education bloggers, students and student groups, alums, small media companies, and others create these lists based on a variety of factors that affect everything from finances to quality of campus life. Just a few factors considered include tuition cost, location, job placement, types of clubs and organizations, cultural activities, and student life.
You may have seen a number of listings for best schools online as well. Unlike “top” lists, “best” lists are usually created by prestigious organizations and news agencies such as U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Princeton Review, and MSNBC. To determine which schools belong on the “best” list, they typically consider other factors such as graduation and retention rates, peer assessment, faculty resources (student-teacher ratio), financial resources, program offerings, and student selectivity. While different factors determine which schools will make either list, not surprisingly, many schools end up on both lists!
Continue reading to find out which Montana animation schools made the list, and what they have to offer.
Top Animation School Programs Montana Major Cities
Montana State University (Billings)
Student Population: 4,789
Backdrop: Urban, 92-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Art with Concentration in New Media
Top Animation School Programs Montana Other Cities and Towns
Montana State University
Student Population: 11,579
Backdrop: Small town, 1,781-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design
Montana State University (Northern)
Student Population: 1,143
Backdrop: Small town, 105-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. A., A. A. S. Graphic Design
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