What is the top animation school program in Alaska for 2021?

Top Animation School Program in Alaska - 2021 College Rankings
11University of Alaska FairbanksFairbanks

Our 2021 ranking -our tenth annual- of the top animation school program in Alaska. For an explanation of the ranking criteria, click here.

1. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Founded in 1917, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) serves more than 8,500 students across seven campuses in the state. The school offers nearly 100 undergraduate majors and more than 50 graduate degree programs in nine colleges and schools and across seven campuses. The College of Liberal Arts houses the Department of Art, which offers a BFA in Art with a Concentration in Computer Art and a Studio Art MFA with a Concentration in Computer Art.

Course highlights include 2D and 3D Digital Design, Color and Design, Computer Art, Drawing, and Previsualization and Preproduction. Students in the program have the option to choose a focus within Digital Art including 3D Animation, Installation Art, Digital Illustrations, and many others.

Other program highlights include access to a variety of courses from both the Journalism and Film departments, access to computer classrooms in the Fine Arts Complex and the Geophysical Institute, art exhibitions and special events, and Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. Graduates of the program are prepared to seek positions in fields such as entertainment, advertising, fine art, marketing and others. Graduates are also prepared for entry into UAF’s master’s degree program.

The school’s three-year MFA in Studio Art with a Concentration in Computer Art offers courses in 3D Animation and Digital Design. Course highlights include 2D and 3D Computer Design, Advanced Computer Visualization in Art, Drawing, and Multimedia Theory and Practice.