Top North Carolina Animation School - 2018 Rankings
1North Carolina State UniversityRaleigh

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

1. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, North Carolina
North Carolina State University at Raleigh

North Carolina State University (NC State) was established in 1887 and it serves 35,755 students enrolled in more than 300 degree programs across 12 colleges and 65 academic departments. The College of Design, Department of Art + Design, offers several programs for aspiring animators. Programs include a Bachelor of Art + Design: Animation + Interactive Media, a Masters of Art + Design: Experimental Media Arts with an Animation and Digital Storytelling Area. A Minor in Art + Design is also available.

Animation students will take studios that introduce them to Principles of Storytelling, Animation, and Character Design through Sequential Imaging, Introduction to Animation, and Digital Modeling. Graduates of the programs are prepared to work on short and full-length animated films, in character development for animated films, games, and digital storybooks, and on interactive and experimental projects.