Animation Colleges: List of Schools and Colleges with Animation Degree Programs

Published Aug 12, 2009

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An associate's degree in Animation prepares the student for entry-level jobs in Animation. In a bachelor's degree in Animation program, a student learns painting and drawing in computer Animation. A master's degree in Animation focuses on the technical and visual aspects of Animation. With a Ph.D. in Animation a graduate can research and work in many aspects of digital imagery. Schools like the College of Southern Nevada, Houston Community College and Lansing Community College offer degree programs in Animation

Details of Animation Degree Programs

Associate's Degree in Game Art and Animation

An Associate's degree in Animation prepares students for entry-level jobs in the Animation field. Graduates with an associate's degree in Animation may become cartoon animators, multimedia illustrators or graphic artists. An associate's degree in Animation teaches the student skills in game development software, such as Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Mudbox.

Bachelor's Degree in Digital Design and Animation

A bachelor's degree in digital design and Animation gives the graduate skills and abilities to use technology such as painting, drawing and color theory. Students are prepared to work with computers, video games and the Internet. A bachelor's degree in digital design and Animation prepares the student to work in web programming, Animation and 3-D art.

Master's Degree in Computer Graphics and Animation

A master's degree in computer graphics and Animation increases a student's knowledge of the technical and visual aspects of the graphics field, which includes gaming, desktop and web publishing, and interactive digital media. Students can choose between technical or developer concentrations, depending on their career paths. Students learn fundamental concepts of graphic design as well as technical skills, such as harnessing game engines, programming and data abstraction.

Ph.D. Degree in Graphics, Animation and Visualization

Students pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Animation can pursue a degree program that covers nearly all aspects of computer generated imagery. Focus of the Ph.D. degree program is on lab work, using such resources as a high-end SGI graphics workstations, UNIX and VMS systems and Indigo graphics workstations.

School NameInstitution TypeEnrollmentMailing AddressPhone Number
Houston Community College System2-year, Public43,5183100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77266(713) 718-2000
College of Southern Nevada4-year, Public37,7586375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146(702) 651-5000
Pima Community College2-year, Public32,982401 North Bonita Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85709(520) 206-4500
Mt San Antonio College2-year, Public29,8421100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA 91789(909) 594-5611
Santa Monica College2-year, Public28,9581900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405(310) 434-4000
East Los Angeles College2-year, Public28,8891301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754(323) 265-8650
Palomar College2-year, Public27,2226375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146(702) 651-5000
Salt Lake Community College2-year, Public25,2354600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84123(801) 957-4111
De Anza College2-year, Public24,11521,250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014(408) 864-5678
Montgomery College2-year, Public23,86640 W. Gude Drive, Suite 220, Rockville, MD 20850(240) 567-5000
Cerritos College2-year, Public22,27311110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650(562) 860-2451
Santa Barbara City College2-year, Public21,632721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109(805) 965-0581
Rio Hondo College2-year, Public21,0413600 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA 90601(562) 692-0921
Southwestern College2-year, Public20,153900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299(619) 482-6550
Collin County Community College District2-year, Public20,1434800 Preston Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093(972) 881-5790
Diablo Valley College2-year, Public19,768321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523(925) 685-1230
Lansing Community College2-year, Public19,465419 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48901(517) 483-1957
Johnson County Community College2-year, Public18,89712345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210(913) 469-8500
Central Piedmont Community College2-year, Public18,0521201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204(704) 330-2722
College of the Canyons2-year, Public17,49926455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355(661) 259-7800
Milwaukee Area Technical College2-year, Public17,193700 W State St, Milwaukee, WI 53233(414) 297-6370
Glendale Community College 2-year, Public 16,827 1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208- (818) 240-1000
Sam Houston State University 2-year, Public 16,496 1806 Ave J, Huntsville, TX 77340 (936) 294-1111
Front Range Community College 2-year, Public 15,270 3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031 (303) 466-8811

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