Animation in Washington State

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Schools Offering Animation Programs in Washington State


Around 0.1% of Washington State's graduates graduate from animation degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 154 animators graduate from Washington State's 7 animation schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State that has a animation program is DigiPen Institute of Technology. DigiPen Institute of Technology, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Redmond. 36 students graduated with a degree in animation from DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2010. Tuition at DigiPen Institute of Technology was $20,760 per year.

The Art Institute of Seattle, which is located in Seattle, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a animation program. It received a ranking of 75th in the country in 2010. 56 students graduated with degree in animation from The Art Institute of Seattle in 2010. The tuition rate at The Art Institute of Seattle was $17,560 per year.

The third-ranked school in Washington State that has a animation program is ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley. ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley, which was ranked 77th in the country in 2010, is located in Spokane. 7 students graduated with degree in animation from ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley in 2010. The tuition rate at ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley was $18,048 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Washington State animation school, average tuition will be $14,083 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,006 per year to $20,760 per year. The Washington State animation schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. DigiPen Institute of Technology - located in Redmond, students are charged $20,760 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Everett - located in Everett, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Seattle - located in Seattle, students are charged $18,048 per year

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

  1. Olympic College - located in Bremerton, students are charged $3,006 per year
  2. Lake Washington Technical College - located in Kirkland, students are charged $3,108 per year
  3. The Art Institute of Seattle - located in Seattle, students are charged $17,560 per year

An animation degree from a Washington State school... what next?

Most people who graduate from animation school in Washington State go on to work as an animator. Washington State had 2,090 animators in 2010. The Washington State counties with the largest populations of animators are:

  1. King County - 1,930 animators
  2. Pierce County

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of animators in the state of Washington State will grow to 4,980. This would require a 18% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, animators earn $62,250 per year. However, Washington State animators earned anywhere in the range from as less than $34,050 per year to more than $100,380 per year in 2010. On average an animator earns the most in the following Washington State counties:

  1. King County - $62,600 per year
  2. Pierce County - $51,170 per year

On average, animators earns the least in the following Washington State counties:

  1. Pierce County - $51,170 per year
  2. King County - $62,600 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in animation in Washington State 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 Washington State
  • Bachelor's Degree in Animation in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,701 miles from location Olympic College Bremerton WA 11.8614 n/a 7,536
7,677 miles from location Lake Washington Technical College Kirkland WA 9.52843 n/a 4,646
7,687 miles from location The Art Institute of Seattle Seattle WA 25.2395 97% 2,282
7,678 miles from location DigiPen Institute of Technology Redmond WA 67.0931 99% 890
7,688 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Seattle Seattle WA 20.851 100% 593
7,674 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Everett Everett WA 14.8069 100% 506
7,466 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley Spokane WA 23.0275 100% 495
 

Curious what studying Animation gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Graphic Designers + 3,760 $50,080 18.6%
2
Multimedia Artists and Animators + 2,090 $62,250 175.0%
3
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators + 220 $48,530 -31.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are animation related jobs in Washington State