|Sam Houston State University
|University of Texas at Dallas
Texas has the fourth largest collection of accredited colleges in the U.S.. Many of the state’s accredited colleges offer top-tier art and design programs. These schools are at the top of the list based on factors such as variety of programs, quality of programs, convenience, cost, number, and quality of clubs/organizations, class size, and more. Although some of Texas’s top schools are also some of the state’s most expensive schools, these institutions have Title IV status. This makes them eligible for federal financial aid programs and more accessible to students with financial need.
Continue reading to find out which Texas animation schools are tops and what they have to offer. Please note that the schools listed below are in order from largest to smallest student population.
Top Animation School Programs Texas Major Cities
Sam Houston State University
Student Population: 17,618
Backdrop: Small town, 316-acre main campus, 1,600+ acre agricultural complex, easy access to Houston
Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Art with Specialization in Advertising and Graphic Design or Computer Animation
University of Texas at Dallas
Student Population: 11,760
Backdrop: Urban, 500-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. A. Arts and Technology with Animation, Computer Game Development, Design or Design and Digital Arts Track; Emerging Media and Communication; M. A., M. F. A. Arts and Technology with Animation, Computer Game Development, Design or Design and Digital Arts Track, M. A. Emerging Media and Communication; Ph.D. Arts and Technology with Animation, Computer Game Development, Design or Design and Digital Arts Track
Top Animation School Programs Texas – Other Options
Whether you decide to take a “try before you buy” approach or you prefer to complete a 2-year degree, then transfer to a 4-year college, Texas is home to several top community colleges that can help you reach either goal. They include Houston Community College, Collin College, and Richland College.
Houston Community College sits on an urban 600-acre campus. It has a student population of 63,000+ and it offers a certificate in multimedia/video & animation.
Collin College, McKinney sits on a 333-acre suburban campus with easy access to Dallas and Fort Worth. It is home to more than 27,000 students and it offers a certificate and an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) in animation.
Richland College, Dallas is situated on a 250-acre, suburban campus. It is home to more than 14,000 students and it offers a certificate and an Associate degree in animation.
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