You probably won’t hear BYU animation students shouting, “We’re No. 1!” but we’ll shout it for them. Animation Career Review named BYU’s animation bachelor of science program the best in the country.
BYU’s program is small—around 80 students compared to hundreds at other schools—but mighty: it has 18 student Emmys to its name and placed first last year on the ultimate video-game stage, the E3 College Game Competition. And BYU alums have gone on to work at Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks, their handiwork visible in Coco, Moana, Up, Kung Fu Panda, and more. Here, see characters from BYU’s latest and greatest projects.