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

Top Animation School Program in Maine - 2022 College Rankings
1Maine College of Art & DesignPortland

Our 2022 ranking -our eleventh annual- of the top animation school program in Maine. For an explanation of the ranking criteria, click here.

1. Maine College of Art & Design, Portland, Maine
Maine College of Art & Design

Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) offers a BFA in Animation and Game Art (AG) that provides individual, private studios and 24/7 access to production facilities. This four-year program begins with two years of foundation and animation preparation coursework. Course examples include 3D Modeling & Animation, Cinematic Storytelling, Stop Motion and FX, 3D Rigging and Animation, Character Design, Intermediate Game & Concept Art, and Digital Filmmaking.  

During the third year of the AG BFA Program, students will spend most of their time in the Major Production and Collaborative Productions courses. The final year consists of elective coursework and the Professional Studio and Capstone Production courses. Students will leave the MECA&D Animation and Game Art BFA Program with a professional portfolio of their best work.

Maine College of Art & Design AG BFA students and graduates have interned or obtained employment at companies and studios such as Peace Island Games, Mass DiGi, Fort House Studios, Lone Wolf Media, Big Room Studios, Calypso Communications, P3 Studio, Space Cow INC, White Dog Arts, Proactive Resource Design, Shoestring Theater, Digital Mill, and Chickadee Games, among others.

Founded in 1882 as part of the Portland Society of Art, Maine College of Art & Design serves nearly 600 degree-seeking students and 1,500 continuing students. Degree programs lead to a BFA, MFA, or MAT. Maine College of Art & Design is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).