CLEMSON — Clemson University has been ranked No. 7 on the list of best public schools and colleges for animation education and in the top 20 percent of all animation schools in the nation.

Animation Career Review ranked Clemson No. 40 in its list of the best schools for animation education — public and private — putting it in the top 20 percent overall.

Animation Career Review considered each school’s academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth and breadth of the animation program, value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness and geographic location when creating the rankings.

The site recognized the excellence several of Clemson’s programs for aspiring animators in the College of Engineering and Science, including a master’s degree and minor program in Digital Production Arts (DPA). It also noted that graduates from these programs have worked on such films as “Frozen,” “The Hobbit,” “Rio,” “How to Train your Dragon” and “The Croods.” 

“Animation Career Review’s ranking reflects the quality and innovation of Clemson’s DPA program, which uniquely combines technology with the visual language and practices of computer graphics, animation and narrative for all aspects of the digital entertainment industry,” said director of digital arts production Victor Zordan.

Click here for more information about Animation Career Review’s rankings.