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DePaul makes list of top animation, game design schools

Rachel Marciano  /  1/30/2020  / Twitter / Facebook

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"Merry Christmas From DePaul," a stop-animation film created by faculty and students animators in the School of Cinematic Arts, displayed during the 2019 holiday season in the Loop Campus window in the Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building. (Image courtesy of the School of Cinematic Arts)

Animation Career Review included DePaul University on its list of top animation schools and game design programs in the country. DePaul’s game design program ranked #7 nationally among private schools and colleges and #1 in Illinois and the Midwest. The animation school ranked #20 nationally among private schools and colleges and #2 in Illinois and the Midwest. The publication considered roughly 200 schools with animation and game design programs across the United States when compiling its rankings.

DePaul’s 2020 game design rankings include:
  • Number one in Top Game Design Schools and Colleges in Illinois
  • Number one in Top 20 Game Design Schools in the Midwest
  • Number four in Top 10 nationally among schools offering a game design MFA
  • Number seven in Top 25 nationally among schools offering a game design MS/MA
  • Number seven in Top 40 nationally among private schools and colleges
  • Number eight in Top 25 nationally among schools offering game design BS
  • Number 10 in Top 50 nationally
DePaul’s 2020 animation rankings include:
  • Number two in Top 5 Animation Schools and Colleges in Illinois
  • Number two in Top 20 Animation Schools in the Midwest 
  • Number three in Top 20 nationally among schools offering an animation BA
  • Number three in Top 10 nationally among schools offering an animation MS/MA
  • Number 11 in Top 20 nationally among schools offering an animation MFA
  • Number 19 in Top 50 nationally among schools offering an animation BFA
  • Number 20 in Top 40 nationally among private school and colleges
  • Number 22 in Top 50 Animation Schools in the US
Each year, the Animation Career Review ranks institutions based on a survey that evaluates their academic reputation, admission selectivity, program offerings, financial support and proximity to industry hubs.

Learn more about the programs on the College of Computing and Digital Media website.