Edinboro University’s distinguished undergraduate animation program has again been ranked among the very best in the country by a leading source for information about careers in the field.
Animation Career Review has placed EU’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Applied Media Arts - Cinema (Animation, Computer Animation) program 18th on the East Coast and 17th nationally among public colleges and universities in its 2016 listing of the best animation programs in the United States. The annual rankings take into account academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth and breadth of the program and faculty, value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness, and geographic location.
Edinboro’s national ranking among public universities leaps three spots year-over-year from 2015, when the program placed 20th among public colleges and universities. EU’s animation programs ranked 23rd on the East Coast and 74th nationally in the publication’s Top 100 Animation School Programs in the U.S. in 2014, and also received top-tier recognition in 2013.
Graduates of Edinboro’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Applied Media Arts programs, which in addition to traditional and computer animation includes a film and video track, work for top studios and networks, such as Walt Disney Animation, Pixar, the Discovery Channel and A&E Networks, and as independent animators, filmmakers, writers, directors and producers. They have won numerous Primetime Emmy Awards for their work in television, and their names can be found among the credits for hit films such as “Frozen,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Ratatouille” and “Robots.”
Recently, Bachelor of Fine Arts – Applied Media Arts program alumnus Josh Earl, ’05, scored his fifth Emmy Award for his expert editing work on the Discovery Channel’s high-rated adventure series “Deadliest Catch.”
To learn more about animation and media arts at Edinboro University, visit art.edinboro.edu.