Animation Degree Review - Associate Degree Program Information

Published Dec 16, 2006

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An Animation Associate Degree educates students who choose animation as their primary interest and dedicate their talent to film, television, and video and computer games.

An Animation Associate Degree Overview

Summary of the Degree

An Animation Associate Degree educates students on the fundamentals of computer technology, animation software, critical aspects of film, video and interactive technology. Some of the more general courses mandatory in an Animation Associate Degree Program include:

  • Communication as a Professional
  • Mass Media Writing
  • Humanities
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Modeling and Drawing Design
  • Practices for Designers in Business
  • Software Essentials for Business
  • Skills in Digital
  • Production for DVD
  • Theory and Practice of Electronic Color
  • Media Production
  • Professional Presentation of Portfolio
  • 3D Animation and Graphics
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Macromedia Flash and Web Animation
  • Editing with Digital Video

Career Fields

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, www.bls.gov, skilled animators are in demand in such fields as advertising, public relations, publishing and design firms, film, television and video and computer game design.

Occupational Outlook

Salary.com (www.salary.com) estimated the average annual salary for a graduate with an Associates of Science in Animation to be $57,057 to $72,398.

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