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Are You Interested in an Animation Career?
You Don't Need to Spend Four Years in College to Make it Happen
But You Do Need Some Artistic and Creative Ability
Serious Students Can Get Started in a New Career Fast

Animation

Are you considering a degree in animation?

The animation career field can be a great opportunity for individuals who possess some artistic ability, have an interest in drawing, a willingness to learn computer software and a desire to work in a creative environment.

Line of students in graphics creation courseThe typical daily work environment of today’s animator is completely different from the animator of year’s past. Computers, software and other technology have radically changed and sped up the animation creation process.

This short education resource may help you find out more about animation schools, college degree programs, individual classes, courses or other education that may train you for a career in animation.

Although some students go on to earn a bachelor’s degree, talented individuals with the hands-on training in the most-used industry software can usually earn a beginning position without having a four-year degree.

A computer animation education training program can be studied online or through a traditional walk-on campus.

If you haven’t enrolled in an online class before, you will be surprised how convenient and enjoyable they can be. But you will still have to study hard and and work at it in order to get a passing grade.

Just like any traditional campus school, you will need to do the reading, learn the material and complete the assignments in order to pass the class. But online coursework offers convenience and flexibility that campus-based schools don’t.Small group of students in the computer lab late at night

You will need to decide which approach and learning environment works best for you.

You can look through our collection of either traditional walk-on campuses or browse the growing list of popular online schools.

Just use your zip code and search for yourself to see what’s available:

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Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy. We have developed our own online learning environment with the aim of being the most people-focused education experience on the web.

Programs:

  • Computer Animation, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Digital Cinematography, Bachelor of Science
  • And more...

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.

Programs:

  • Master of Arts in Film & TV - Producing
  • Master of Arts in Film & TV - Script Writing
  • Master of Fine Arts in Film & TV - Script & Screenwriting

Your creativity is a big part of who you are and where you're going. To take it, and your future, as far as you want, you need an education that's focused on developing your talents and putting you on the path toward the creative career that stirs your imagination.

Programs:

  • Graphic Design (AS)
  • Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (BS)
  • Game Art & Design (BFA)
Locations: Durham
Stratford Career Institute can help you earn your diploma from home in as little as six months, thanks to their proven study methods.

Programs:

  • Video Game Design

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

At Baker College, you’ll have the opportunity to choose between an on campus education or an online education, depending on what works best for you and for your schedule. Our ground campuses are located across Michigan and one campus in Reading, Pennsylvania. 

Programs:

  • Game Software Development - Bachelor

Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.


What sets ECPI University apart? Just ask the employers who hire our graduates. Since 1966, more than 3,800 employers have looked to ECPI for talented professionals who are capable of entering the workplace and doing the job right on the very first day. That’s because our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of today’s highly-specialized job market.

Programs:

  • Simulation & Game Programming - Bachelor's
Locations: Newport News