What is the top animation school program in Alaska for 2022?

Top Animation School Program in Alaska - 2022 College Rankings
1University of Alaska FairbanksFairbanks

Our 2022 ranking -our eleventh 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

The College of Liberal Arts at University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) houses the Departments of Art, and Theatre & Film. Within the Departments are several programs for animators. Pathways include BA, BFA, and MFA degrees in Art or Studio Art, and a BA degree in Film and Performing Arts (BA FLPA). Program highlights include access to computer classrooms and labs in the UAF Fine Arts Complex and the Bunnell Building, studio courses, public lectures and workshops by visiting artists, and summer courses that take place outdoors.  

The BA, BFA, and MFA in Art/Studio Art Programs at University of Alaska Fairbanks offer a Concentration in Computer Art. Students in the undergraduate programs may choose an additional focus within digital arts. Examples include 3D Animation, Installation Art, and Digital Illustrations. Course highlights across all programs include 3D Animation, 2D Digital Design, SFX Up Your Video, Reel Workshop, Digital Video Editing: Adobe Suite, Previsualization and Preproduction, Computer Art, Color and Design, Directing Film/Video, Digital imaging, Practicum in Film Production, and Cross-Cultural Filmmaking.

Art BA and BFA students at University of Alaska Fairbanks will complete a portfolio, exhibition, and oral presentation. UAF Film BA and MFA students will complete a Thesis Project.

Founded in 1917, University of Alaska Fairbanks is Alaska’s only national  university. Part of the University of Alaska System and known as America’s Artic University, UAF serves nearly 5,500 students enrolled in 142 degree programs, and 41 certificates in 117 disciplines. Many programs are focused on climate, people of northern latitudes, biology, and natural resources. University of Alaska Fairbanks is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).