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Many people who are interested in pursuing a career in graphic arts find themselves stumped when trying to apply, and wondering, “What are the top undergraduate graphic design schools?” There are a number of differences between the most popular graphic arts schools, and in this article we’ll take a look at some of the most highly ranked schools in the country and around the world. Whether you want to apply to a school in person or take classes online, and regardless of the area of graphic design in which you are interested, you are sure to find a school that will match your interests.

What are the top undergraduate graphic design schools in terms of animation and electronic media? Popular choices for these areas include The Art Institutes, and more specifically The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, the International Academy of Design and Technology, and Westwood College. The Art Institutes tend to specialize in animation, game modeling and three dimensional animation, and game art design. Pittsburgh’s school also has specializations in web design and interactive media. The International Academy of Design and Technology has specializations in computer animation and graphics as well as digital media and photography. Westwood College is a popular choice for those going into graphic design and multimedia fields. It offers students a chance to expand their skills in a variety of multimedia areas, and provides useful experience for anyone considering going into graphic design for video games, electronic applications, or web design.

What are the top undergraduate graphic design schools for visual communication and web design? Rasmussen College has classes both on campus and online, and offers degrees in web design and digital design. AIU Online is a good choice for those entering the fields of visual communications as well as digital design, and allows students to earn their degrees entirely online.

What are the top undergraduate graphic design schools and how do you choose which one is right for you? These schools all specialize in different areas, and deciding which is the best for your particular interests is usually a matter of knowing whether you want to take classes online or on campus, and which is the best at teaching you more about the fields in which you want to grow. Taking classes in a field that is not your particular interest but is a specialty of the school is a good way to expand your knowledge.

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2012 U.S.News & World Report



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