Our 2019 ranking of the top animation school programs in New Hampshire. For an explanation of the ranking criteria, click here.
1. Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth College serves more than 6,500 students across five schools including Arts & Sciences, Geisel School of Medicine, Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Thayer School of Engineering, and Tuck School of Business. The School of Arts & Sciences has 40 departments and interdisciplinary programs. Among them is the Department of Film & Media Studies’ BA program, which offers courses such as Animation: Principles and Practice, Advanced Animation, Cut and Paste Cinema, Game Design Studio, Filmmaking, Introduction to Digital Arts, Screenwriting, Videomaking, and Digital Arts. A Minor is available as well.
BA program highlights include the opportunity to shape your own emphasis, access to the Animation Lab for Advanced Animation, and off-campus programs such as the Edinburgh Foreign Study Program and the Los Angeles Study Program. Students in both programs have the opportunity to directly observe professionals in their field of work and learn from practical experience with working professionals in creative media arts and related institutions of cultural history.
The Los Angeles program highlights rigorous coursework, primary and secondary research in regional facilities, and assorted day-trips to sights and events of interest across Southern California. Graduates of the BA in Film and Media Studies program are prepared to seek positions at animation or game studios, film studios, production studios, advertising and marketing agencies, and more.