Animation in Virginia

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Schools Offering Animation Programs in Virginia

Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of Virginia receive animation degrees every year. Thus, Virginia's 6 animation schools put out approximately 46 animators each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Virginia with a animation program is ITT Technical Institute-Richmond, which is located in Richmond. In 2010, it was ranked 80th nationwide. 17 students graduated with a degree in animation from ITT Technical Institute-Richmond in 2010. The tuition rate at ITT Technical Institute-Richmond was $18,048 per year.

The second-ranked school in Virginia that has a animation program is ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk. ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk, which was ranked 81st in the country in 2010, is located in Norfolk. In 2010, 9 students graduated from ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk animation program. ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk charged in-state students $18,048 in tuition fees per year.

Regent University, which was ranked 81st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a animation program. It is located in Virginia Beach. In 2010, Regent University graduated 5 students from its animation programs. The tuition rate at Regent University was $12,330 per year.


Tuition at Virginia's animation schools ranges from $18,048 per year to $12,330 per year. But, the average tuition is $15,515 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Virginia animation schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk - located in Norfolk, students are charged $18,048 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Richmond - located in Richmond, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. Westwood College-Arlington Ballston - located in Arlington, students are charged $14,575 per year

The following Virginia animation schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Regent University - located in Virginia Beach, students are charged $12,330 per year
  2. Westwood College-Arlington Ballston - located in Arlington, students are charged $14,575 per year
  3. Westwood College-Annandale - located in Annandale, students are charged $14,575 per year

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

Most people who graduate from animation school in Virginia go on to work as an animator. In 2010, there were 440 animators working in Virginia. The Virginia counties with the largest populations of animators are:

  1. Caroline County - 40 animators
  2. Chesapeake County

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,600 animators will be working in Virginia state. This would require the number of animators to grow by 16%.


An animator in Virginia makes an average of $57,430 per year. However, Virginia animators earned anywhere in the range from as less than $26,190 per year to more than $86,060 per year in 2010. The counties in Virginia with the highest average salary for an animator are:

  1. Caroline County - $54,910 per year
  2. Chesapeake County - $52,530 per year

On average, animators earns the least in the following Virginia counties:

  1. Chesapeake County - $52,530 per year
  2. Caroline County - $54,910 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in animation in Virginia 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.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Animation in Virginia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,460 miles from location The Art Institute of Virginia Beach Virginia Beach VA n/a n/a n/a
5,463 miles from location Regent University Virginia Beach VA 10.8299 61% 4,656
5,464 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk Norfolk VA 18.9467 100% 1,134
5,544 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Richmond Richmond VA 20.3606 100% 815
5,533 miles from location Westwood College-Arlington Ballston Arlington VA 3.81435 n/a 473
5,538 miles from location Westwood College-Annandale Annandale VA 4.71411 n/a 473

Curious what studying Animation gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Graphic Designers + 5,560 $51,900 10.8%
Multimedia Artists and Animators + 440 $57,430 -18.5%
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators + 250 $42,650 -13.8%

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