Utah is home to some of the best Title IV colleges in the nation. Just a few include Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Utah Valley State College, Utah State University, and Weber State University. These Title IV schools are at the top of the list based on factors such as the variety of high quality programs, comfortable class sizes, the number and quality of clubs/organizations, state of the art production facilities, competitiveness, cost, and more.
Utah’s finest institutions offer a wide variety of art and design programs. Just a few include graphic design, game design & development, and animation. Continue reading to find out which Utah schools offer “top” animation programs and where to find them. Please note that the schools listed below are in order from largest to smallest student population.
Top Animation School Programs Utah
Brigham Young University (BYU)
Student Population: 30,684
Backdrop: Urban, 557-acre campus, easy access to all major cities
Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration
Salt Lake City
The University of Utah
Student Population: 24,297
Backdrop: Urban, 1,535-acre campus, easy access to all major cities
Degrees Offered: B.A. Animation, B.S. Computer Science with Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) Emphasis, M.S. Computing with Emphasis in Entertainment Arts and Engineering: Master Games Studio (EAE: MGS), B. F. A. Art with Graphic Design Emphasis
Student Population: 364
Backdrop: Urban, one acre campus, easy access to all major cities
Degrees Offered: B. S. Graphic Arts. According to the Stevens-Henager College website, the B.S. in Graphics Arts program prepares students for a career in graphic design or animation and multimedia. Graduates may become freelance designers, or “land entry-level positions in advertising agencies, in-house production departments, and more.”
Top Animation School Programs Utah – Other Options
Although these schools are not at the top of the list of schools for animators, they are still worth looking into—especially Utah State University, which is considered one of the top universities in nation.
ITT Technical Institute is located in on a 3-acre campus in Murray, and it’s home to 700+ students. ITT offers a Bachelor of Science in Digital Entertainment and Game Design (B.S.), and an Associate in Science in Graphic Communications and Design (A.S). ITT Technical Institute is
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) sits on a 103-acre campus in Salt Lake City. It has a student body of 33,000+. SLCC offers an Associate in Applied Science in Visual Art & Design with an Animation Emphasis (A.A.S), an Associate in Science in Visual Art & Design with an Animation Emphasis (A.S.), and an Associate in Applied Science in Visual Art & Design with a Multimedia Emphasis (A.A.S).
Utah State University (USU) sits on a 400-acre campus in Logan with easy access to all major cities. This is one of the largest universities in the region, with more than 23,000 students enrolled. USU offers a Multimedia Development Minor that features a variety of animation courses. This school did not make the list of top animation schools because it does not offer a bachelor’s degree or higher in animation. Utah State University
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