Top Hawaii Animation School - 2018 Rankings
1University of Hawaii at ManoaHonolulu

Our 2018 ranking of the top animation school program in Hawaii. For an explanation of the ranking criteria, click here.

1. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH Manoa) was founded in 1907 as a land-grant college of agriculture and mechanic arts. The college became the University of Hawaii in 1920 with the addition of a College of Arts and Sciences. Today, University of Hawaii at Manoa is the largest (and oldest) of the 10 UH campuses, serving 17,612 students enrolled in 244 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs, across nine degree-granting colleges nine degree-granting schools.

The College of Arts and Sciences houses the Academy for Creative Media (ACM Manoa). Established in 2004, ACM Manoa offers a BA in Creative Media with three Tracks: Computer Animation, Digital Cinema, and Critical Studies. Students in the program learn creative self-expression through the creation of original narratives that are produced for the screen. They gain appreciation for differing forms of creative expression through digital media – documentaries, personal and social story films, animation, and non-linear storytelling through interactive video games.

In addition to animation coursework, ACM students are required to take an introductory course, a basic production skills course, one writing course, and three courses in critical studies.