Art, Design & Architecture
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Animation and Media Arts

If you find yourself watching hours of animations, playing countless video games, or passionately consuming and analyzing web designs and graphics, a degree in animation and media arts may be a perfect fit.

Types of Degrees

Animation and media arts students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7 years). An associate degree is usually obtained in two years and is usually less expensive per semester than a bachelor's degree. Associate degrees may allow you to enter the workforce sooner but sometimes with a lower starting salary than people holding a bachelor's degree or a higher level of education.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent with a strong academic background and test scores from college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT are typically required and will help applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.

Career Opportunities After Earning An Animation and Media Arts Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Animation and Media Arts include:

  • Graphic artist
  • 3-D Animator
  • Video Game Designer
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a multimedia artist and animator in 2019 was $75,270. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and what industry the job is in.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.