What is the top animation school program in Alabama for 2023?

Top Alabama Animation School Program - 2023 College Rankings
1University of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsville

Our 2023 ranking -our twelfth annual- of the top animation school program in Alabama. For an explanation of the ranking criteria, click here.

1. University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama
University of Alabama in Huntsville

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) houses the College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, home to the Department of Art, Art History, & Design. Program options here range from Digital Animation and Graphic Design to Game Design & Development and Web Communications.

Specific degree options for animators include a BA in Art/Studio Concentration, Studio Art Minor, and the Art BFA with a Digital Animation Concentration (DAC). While all programs allow students to take animation courses as electives, the DAC BFA is a formal program of animation study that provides the most experience in digital animation.

Across programs, students will take coursework that explores topics such as animation, storyboarding, shading, modeling, rigging, texturing, and rendering. DAC students will take additional courses such as Digital Compositing and Mobile App Design. Acceptance into the DAC Program requires a BFA portfolio review.

All students will have opportunities to work on short films and develop video games in the UAH Design and Animation Labs, with access to the Painting and Drawing Studios. UAH facilities provide hands-on experience using industry software and state-of-the-art equipment. Internship experiences provide additional opportunities to obtain experience in the field.

Graduates of the Animation Programs at University of Alabama in Huntsville are prepared for careers in all areas of animated film production.

University of Alabama in Huntsville was founded as part of the University of Alabama (UA) in 1950. Serving approximately 9,240 students, UAH offers 89 degrees in more than 100 areas of study across nine colleges. University of Alabama in Huntsville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).