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Best Colleges for Animation

Animation is one academic discipline you don’t just stumble into by chance. This is an area entered by those hoping to become professional animators (obviously), video game developers, graphic designers, illustrators, or web designers. Many of the most renowned animation schools listed below are located in New York (NYU, RIT, and Pratt) and California (USC, UCLA, San Jose State) but there are quality institutions also located in the Midwest and South as well. Of course earning an animation degree involves building your artistic and technological capabilities, but also taking courses in areas such as Writing for Animation, Action Analysis, and Visual Effects and Composing. The school listed below will all set you up for professional success in this enticingly creative field.

Click the links below for more information about each college's animation program. Click here to read our methodology.

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