Animation in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Animation Programs in Massachusetts


Around 0.0% of Massachusetts's graduates graduate from animation degree programs every year. Thus, Massachusetts' 17 animation schools put out approximately 94 animators each year.

Top Schools

Emerson College, which is located in Boston, is the top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a animation program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Emerson College graduated 8 students from its animation program. Students at Emerson College paid $31,422 per year in tuition fees.

Lesley University, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a animation program. It is located in Cambridge. In 2010, Lesley University graduated 8 students from its animation program. Students at Lesley University paid $29,525 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Massachusetts with a animation program is Mount Ida College, which is located in Newton Center. In 2010, it was ranked 54th nationwide. In 2010, 18 students graduated from Mount Ida College animation program. Students at Mount Ida College paid $24,500 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Massachusetts' animation schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $21,290 per year, though tuition can range from $31,422 per year to $4,386 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Massachusetts animation schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Emerson College - located in Boston, students are charged $31,422 per year
  2. Merrimack College - located in North Andover, students are charged $31,380 per year
  3. Lesley University - located in Cambridge, students are charged $29,525 per year

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

  1. Springfield Technical Community College - located in Springfield, students are charged $4,386 per year
  2. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth - located in North Dartmouth, students are charged $10,358 per year
  3. Bay State College - located in Boston, students are charged $17,129 per year

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

Most people who graduate from animation school in Massachusetts go on to work as an animator. Massachusetts had 820 animators in 2010. The Massachusetts counties with the largest populations of animators are:

  1. Bristol County - 660 animators
  2. Hartford County - 30 animators

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of animators is expected to grow by 6% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,390 animators working in the Massachusetts then.

Salary

An animator in Massachusetts makes an average of $59,670 per year. However, this number is only an average. animators in Massachusetts had varying salaries from $35,440 to $91,270 per year in 2010. An animator in the following Massachusetts counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bristol County - $60,600 per year
  2. Hartford County - $52,850 per year

An animator in the following counties in Massachusetts make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Hartford County - $52,850 per year
  2. Bristol County - $60,600 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in animation in Massachusetts and to compare salaries with various related fields such as computer animation or design, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Animation in Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Animation in Massachusetts

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Graphic Designers 5,530 $52,170 12.2%
2
Multimedia Artists and Animators 820 $59,670 -19.6%
3
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 410 $45,960 13.9%
 

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