Animation Career Review ranks Eastern Michigan University Bachelor of Science in simulation, animation and gaming among top 25 in the U.S.

A student wearing a winter hat works on a colorful animation project on a classroom computer with other students and computers in the background.
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YPSILANTI – The Eastern Michigan University Bachelor of Science degree in simulation, animation and gaming (SAG) has been ranked in the top 25 in the country by Animation Career Review, an online resource for the animation, design and gaming industries. 

Ranked No. 20 in the Top 25 Animation Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree Programs category, Eastern students can earn a bachelor of science degree with a focus on SAG or declare it as a minor. 

“The Art and Design faculty are excited to have achieved another ranking with Animation Career Review,” said Ryan English, assistant professor in EMU’s SAG program. “Our students work to gain exposure to both the creative and technical aspects of simulation, animation, and gaming concepts quickly becoming ingrained into the world around us. We instill in our students the ability to apply these skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen career paths in simulation, animation, gaming, and adjacent technologies.”

The SAG program at EMU, within the School of Art and Design, situated in the College of Arts and Sciences, is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Bachelor of Science in simulation, animation and gaming is a multidisciplinary field of study, combining traditional art mediums, technical courses, and story development, with coursework focusing on modeling, animation, lighting, 3D camera work, and game design.

Brad Prescott, the founder of the Animation Career Review, said, “The rankings are quite competitive. With 125 schools under consideration, many go unranked. However, EMU has consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the Midwest.”

According to its website, the review bases its rankings on information provided by each school under consideration. Criteria include academic reputation, quality of faculty, the value related to tuition, graduation rate, retention rate and employment data.

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 14,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

January 25, 2023

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Brittany Mobley

Brittany Mobley