Where Can I Find an Animation School Online?

Animation programs are available online at several different schools. In this article, you will find out about schools that offer degree programs in animation, as well as common degrees and certifications in the field. Schools offering Animation degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

School Overview

Although animation courses are primarily taught as part of on-campus programs, there are several for-profit schools that offer animation programs online. Learn about animation programs at three for-profit schools.

Important Facts About a Career in Animation

Median Pay The median pay for animators and multimedia artists in 2014 was $63,630.
Job Outlook Employment of individuals in this field is expected to increase more slowly than usual, 6 percent from 2012-2022. Job growth is impaired by studios sending work to animators overseas.
Entry-Level Education You need at least a bachelor's degree, usually accompanied by a portfolio of your own work.
Work Environment The main employers of animators are companies involved in the video and movie industry. Most animators work an average full-time schedule, although work hours may increase as deadlines approach.
Similar Occupations Art Directors, Graphic Designers, Craft and Fine Artists

Academy of Art University

The Academy of Art University's School of Animation and Visual Effects offers an Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects entirely online. These programs teach students about the animation industry, as well as animation and art techniques. Students develop professional portfolios. Skills learned in these programs include realistic 2D drawing, accurate rendering of motion, creative storytelling and design and color awareness.

Full Sail University

At Full Sail University, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Computer Animation entirely online or on campus. Courses include fundamentals of animation, model creation, character animation and 2D animation. Online courses are typically four weeks in length. You can participate in live online courses, or if you can't make the live session, you can view archived course videos.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design offers an online Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Animation, as well as online certificates in 3D character animation and 3D animation pre-production. The BFA curriculum includes foundation courses in art and drawing, core classes in animation techniques and liberal arts courses. The certificate programs include courses in character and production design, computer fundamentals and animation fundamentals, along with courses specific to the certificate topic.

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