So, you’re searching for a good animation school in the state of Nevada and you come across a “Best Schools,” list, then another, and another. You browse through the lists, jot down the top five or so from each list, and move on. You begin your search again and come across a “Top Schools” list, then another, and another. You see many of the same schools on all of the lists, so you begin wonder if these lists are all the same. It’s true that many of the same schools make both lists, but the interesting part is, the same schools wind up on both lists for different reasons.
“Best” lists are typically published by large organizations such as Forbes, Princeton Review, and U.S. News & World Report. These organizations assess factors such as number of program offerings, graduation and retention rates, peer assessment, faculty resources (student-teacher ratio), financial resources, and student selectivity when determining which schools will make the list.
Students, alums, smaller organizations, education blogs, and others typically publish “Top” lists. These types of groups usually assess other factors that have to do with issues such as cost and quality of student life. Just a few considerations may include affordability, convenience, types of clubs and organizations, recreation, student population, job placement services, and other similar factors.
Continue reading to find out which Nevada schools are tops, and what they have to offer. Please note that the top schools listed below are in order by student population from largest to smallest.
Top Animation School Programs Nevada Major Cities
University of Nevada (Las Vegas)
Student Population: 22,538
Backdrop: Urban, 358-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Studio Art with Concentration in Graphic Design; M. F. A. Art with Graphic Design Major
University of Nevada (Reno)
Student Population: 14,185
Backdrop: Urban, 200-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Art with Digital Media Option; M. F. A. Visual Arts with Digital Media Option
The Art Institutes
Student Population: 100+
Degrees Offered: B.S. Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, Graphic Design
Top Animation School Programs Nevada Other Cities and Towns
Sierra Nevada College
Student Population: 443
Backdrop: Village, 3 blocks to Lake Tahoe
Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Art with Concentration in Digital Arts, New Genres; B. A. Digital Arts and Entrepreneurship, Digital Arts and Management
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