Academy of Art Earns Top Rankings in Online Education and Animation

Today, The Art Career Project, a nationally recognized resource for art students and art professionals, announced two major ranking lists for 2018. The first was a list of the top U.S. art schools with online programs. The second was a list of U.S. colleges and universities with the best animation programs.

The best part? The Academy was ranked #3 on the list of schools offering online degrees in art. Additionally, The Academy’s  School of Animation and Visual Effects was ranked #13 out of the highest-scoring 31 accredited colleges and universities for animators.

“I am beyond proud of our students, faculty, and alumni who never cease to amaze me with their ability to produce some of the best work in the industry,” Elisa Stephens, President of the Academy said. “Moving forward, I hope this ranking encourages anyone interested in pursuing a career in animation or looking to complete their art degree online to come to the Academy. ”

The Ranking System

The ranking methodology includes an analysis of 283 post-secondary institutions in the United States offering programs in animation and combines information from student data, published surveys, and other data collected from government agencies including the National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System.

To qualify for The Art Career Project’s rankings, a school program must be certified in good standing with their regional accrediting body. Schools are scored based on multiple metrics including tuition cost, graduation rate, transfer out rate, and other factors. All eligible schools are scored and compared to create the complete list.

About The Art Career Project

The Art Career Project.com is a nationally recognized, reliable source of information for art students and professional artists. The online publication provides resources for career exploration, including profiles for hundreds of art careers, art jobs, scholarships, financial aid resources, and professional development – all to help artists find success doing what they love.

The Art Career Project sources information from experts in the field, and program rankings are meticulously assembled from data collected from government agencies and national organizations supporting education. With some college and university programs under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Education for failing to meet gainful employment standards, The Art Career Project is committed to helping students by identifying the top programs that will support their career goals.

About The Academy of Art Online Education Program

Since 2002, The Academy has helped thousands of online art students from all over the world realize their professional and creative ambitions. Our revolutionary online courses provide the same rigorous education that we offer on campus with greater flexibility.

About The Academy of Art School of Animation and Visual Effects

Join one of the most dynamic Animation and VFX programs in the country. If you’re an aspiring storyboard artist, visual effects artist, 2D or 3D Animator, come learn from some of today’s most accomplished professionals in the heart of the animation industry. Get admissions information and start working towards your career goals today.

(Image Courtesy: Ruchirek Somrit, Animation)