Animation in Colorado

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Schools Offering Animation Programs in Colorado


Around 0.1% of Colorado's graduates graduate from animation degree programs every year. Thus, Colorado's 11 animation schools put out approximately 130 animators each year.

Top Schools

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a animation program. It is located in Denver. 15 students graduated with a degree in animation from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2010. The tuition rate at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design was $26,832 per year.

The Art Institute of Colorado, which is located in Denver, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a animation program. It received a ranking of 75th in the country in 2010. 38 students graduated with degree in animation from The Art Institute of Colorado in 2010. Students at The Art Institute of Colorado paid $17,532 per year in tuition fees.

Trinidad State Junior College, which is located in Trinidad, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a animation program. It received a ranking of 79th in the country in 2010. 1 students graduated with degree in animation from Trinidad State Junior College in 2010. The tuition rate at Trinidad State Junior College was $3,378 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Colorado animation school, average tuition will be $8,049 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,068 per year to $26,832 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Colorado animation schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design - located in Denver, students are charged $26,832 per year
  2. The Art Institute of Colorado - located in Denver, students are charged $17,532 per year
  3. Westwood College-Denver South - located in Denver, students are charged $14,227 per year

The animation schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Colorado were:

  1. Aims Community College - located in Greeley, students are charged $2,068 per year
  2. Red Rocks Community College - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year
  3. Front Range Community College - located in Westminster, students are charged $2,625 per year

An animation degree from a Colorado school... what next?

The highest percentage of animation graduates in Colorado pursue careers as an animator. 190 animators were working in Colorado in 2010. The Colorado counties with the largest populations of animators are:

  1. Adams County - 140 animators

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,140 animators will be working in Colorado state. This would require the number of animators to grow by 14%.

Salary

An animator in Colorado makes an average of $54,270 per year. In 2010, however, some Colorado animators earned as little as less than $37,160 per year or as much as more than $74,010 per year. An animator in the following Colorado counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Adams County - $54,920 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Colorado statistics regarding a career in animation and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as computer animation or design.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Animation in Colorado
  • Bachelor's Degree in Animation in Colorado
  • Certificate in Animation in Colorado

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,019 miles from location Front Range Community College Westminster CO 13.185 n/a 18,713
7,019 miles from location Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs CO 12.8957 n/a 13,572
7,027 miles from location Red Rocks Community College Denver CO 12.8922 n/a 9,143
7,016 miles from location Pueblo Community College Pueblo CO 11.594 n/a 6,592
6,999 miles from location Aims Community College Greeley CO 16.8194 n/a 5,510
7,020 miles from location Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs CO 16.9432 n/a 2,690
7,018 miles from location The Art Institute of Colorado Denver CO 25.0746 95% 2,320
0 miles from location Morgan Community College Fort Morgan CO 17.5808 n/a 1,918
7,022 miles from location Trinidad State Junior College Trinidad CO 21.1619 n/a 1,812
7,023 miles from location Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Denver CO 61.4626 100% 586
7,022 miles from location Westwood College-Denver South Denver CO 8.56323 n/a 445
 

Curious what studying Animation gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Colorado

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Graphic Designers + 3,800 $44,190 22.2%
2
Multimedia Artists and Animators + 190 $54,270 -32.1%
3
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators + 100 $49,250 -41.2%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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