The Animation Career Review 2019 Graphic Design School Rankings, published in February 2019, ranked the LSU graphic design program first in the state, and highly nationally. The Animation Career Review, which provides public information on schools offering animation and graphic design education, considered over 700 schools with graphic design programs in preparing this year’s rankings.
LSU’s graphic design program ranked #1 in Louisiana, #9 in the South (top 6% of schools considered), #23 nationally among public schools and colleges (top 8%), and #44 nationally (top 6%) overall. The LSU MFA program ranked #22 nationally among colleges offering a graphic design related MFA.
“The LSU School of Art’s Graphic Design program has been on an upward trend for several years in terms of regional recognition of the work of our faculty and students at all levels,” said Rod Parker, School of Art Director. “However, this year’s ranking of #44 overall at the national level, and the rank of #22 nationally for the MFA program in graphic design signals that LSU is taking its place in the top tier of schools nationwide.”
“This is super news for the Louisiana State University graphic design program,” said Brad Prescott, founder of Animation Career Review.
Since 2012, the Animation Career Review has published rankings of the top animation and graphic design higher education programs in the U.S., with the aim of helping aspiring animators seeking advice and information.