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

Top Animation School Program in Wisconsin - 2022 College Rankings
1University of Wisconsin – StoutMenomonie

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

1. University of Wisconsin – Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin – Stout

The School of Art & Design at University of Wisconsin – Stout (UW-Stout) offers a BFA in Animation & Digital Media and an MFA in Design. The BFA programs in the School of Art & Design are 120 credits consisting of liberal arts, art history, fine arts and design coursework. Students in the BFA in Animation & Digital Media Program (formerly Entertainment Design) will explore 2D- and 3D-animation, stop-motion animation, and character animation. Program highlights include access to state-of-the-art animation studios, technology, and labs, local, national, and overseas internships, and final professional portfolio of the student’s best work.

The UW-Stout MFA in Design highlights a cross-disciplinary environment, where graduate students may study Animation & Digital Media, Interactive Media & UX, Game Design, Digital Cinema, Photography & Video, and more. Graduate students will complete a number of design studios and seminar courses, independent study, and at least nine credits of focused electives. Successful Completion of the MFA Thesis is required to graduate. 

University of Wisconsin – Stout graduates enjoy a 97.8% employment rate. School of Art & Design alumni work in a range of roles at places such as Apple, DreamWorks Animation, and Shutterfly. Some graduate students have gone on to teach at Vancouver College of Art and Design, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout, among others.

University of Wisconsin – Stout (UW-Stout) was established in 1891 as The Stout Manual Training School. Today, the school one of just 125 polytechnic universities in the U.S. and the only one in the State Wisconsin. Serving nearly 8,000 students, University of Wisconsin-Stout offers 45 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs, many of which are unique to UW-Stout or are not offered anywhere else in the Midwest. University of Wisconsin – Stout is accredited Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).