Top 10 Colleges to Study Animation in the U.S.

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“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.” -Walt Disney

According to the Princeton Review, “It is extremely difficult to achieve the level of professionalism expected in this industry (animation) without study.” This is just one of the reasons children as young as nine are beginning their journey to become an animator by enrolling in stop-motion animation camp. Stop-motion animation camps are a great opportunity for kids to learn the basics of movie making, editing, and storytelling.

Like with so many fields of study the more you learn and practice the more you grow, and animation is no exception. Which is why if your child shows an interest in animation taking camps and continually practicing their skills is recommended all the way up to college. And, when evaluating which college to attend to continue developing their animation skills consider this top 10 list of animation colleges, according to

  1. Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  2. California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA)
  3. Lesley University (Cambridge, MA)
  4. Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
  5. Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY)
  6. Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota, FL)
  7. Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI)
  8. Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
  9. University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
  10. University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

We have seen some amazing movies created by the talented kids in our Tech Camps and we look forward to watching their future creations as they go off to become the next big name in animation!

Stay tuned for our next blog!