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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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  • Has a team of about 4,000 faculty members focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
  • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
  • Provides program coordinators who work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
  • Over 50 campus locations nationwide.

Programs:

  • Media Arts and Animation (BFA)
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics (BFA)
  • Graphic Design (AS)
  • And more...
Locations: Austin

Get hands-on training with Remington College. We offer diploma and associate and bachelor's degree programs in business, criminal justice, culinary arts, health care, and cosmetology at our campuses in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas — plus some courses are offered online.

Programs:

  • AAA in Digital Graphic Arts
Locations: Fort Worth
The ITT Technical Institutes offer programs in some of today's hottest technical areas. With over 100 locations nationwide and several online programs available, the ITT Techs are one of the leading providers of technology education. Each ITT Tech offers convenient class schedules and Career Services are offered to help you find a job.

Programs:

  • AS - Computer Drafting and Design
Locations: Marlton
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015.
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.

Programs:

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

Virginia College  continues the tradition ofgiving lives new direction, fulfilling our mission statement tostudents wherever they live and offering the chance to pursue adegree while maintaining commitments to work and family.

Programs:

  • BAC-3D Imaging & Animation
Locations: Huntsville
A Tradition of Excellence since 1918

No matter what occupation you choose to pursue, the competition for a good job is fierce. Lansdale School of Business (LSB) can help you stand out from the rest by teaching you the specific skills you need to succeed in the career you desire.

Programs:

  • Associate Degree-Computer Graphics and Design
  • Diploma-Computer Graphics Specialist
Locations: North Wales
With five convenient Alberta locations, Reeves College can help train you for a rewarding new career. Choose from career-focused programs in Healthcare, Business and Hospitality.

Programs:

  • Computer Graphic Design
Locations: Edmonton

When students arrive at The Los Angeles Film School, they have passion and a dream. They know where they want to end up, but not how to get there. We will guide you on your journey through our associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in Film, Recording Arts, Music Production, Animation & VFX, Game Production & Design and Entertainment Business toward fulfilling that dream.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science, Animation & VFX
  • Bachelor of Science, Film
Locations: Los Angeles