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Animation in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering Animation Programs in Pennsylvania

Around 0.0% of Pennsylvania's graduates graduate from animation degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 184 animators graduate from Pennsylvania's 7 animation schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Pennsylvania with a animation program is Carnegie Mellon University, which is located in Pittsburgh. In 2010, it was ranked 16th nationwide. In 2010, 6 students graduated from Carnegie Mellon University's animation program. The tuition rate at Carnegie Mellon University was $42,136 per year.

Douglas Education Center, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a animation program. It is located in Monessen. 78 students graduated with degree in animation from Douglas Education Center in 2010. Douglas Education Center charged in-state students $15,500 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a animation program is The Art Institutes of York-PA. The Art Institutes of York-PA, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in York. In 2010, 32 students graduated from The Art Institutes of York-PA animation program. Tuition at The Art Institutes of York-PA was $17,444 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Pennsylvania's animation schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $17,653 per year, though tuition can range from $42,136 per year to $3,120 per year. In 2010, the following Pennsylvania animation schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $42,136 per year
  2. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $23,328 per year
  3. The Art Institute of Philadelphia - located in Philadelphia, students are charged $17,920 per year

The following Pennsylvania animation schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Lehigh Carbon Community College - located in Schnecksville, students are charged $3,120 per year
  2. Delaware County Community College - located in Media, students are charged $4,120 per year
  3. Douglas Education Center - located in Monessen, students are charged $15,500 per year

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

The highest percentage of animation graduates in Pennsylvania pursue careers as an animator. 430 animators were working in Pennsylvania in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Pennsylvania animators:

  1. Bucks County - 210 animators
  2. Allegheny County - 70 animators
  3. Warren County - 50 animators

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of animators in Pennsylvania will grow by 12%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,050 animators working in Pennsylvania.


An animator in Pennsylvania earns $50,180 per year on average. But, salaries for animators can vary. In 2010, animators made as little as less than $25,160 per year or as much as more than $83,150 per year in Pennsylvania. The counties in Pennsylvania with the highest average salary for an animator are:

  1. Bucks County - $56,020 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $50,200 per year
  3. Warren County - $47,170 per year

The following counties in Pennsylvania have the lowest average salaries for animators:

  1. Allegheny County - $42,410 per year
  2. Warren County - $47,170 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $50,200 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Pennsylvania statistics regarding a career in animation. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's Degree in Animation in Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree in Animation in Pennsylvania

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Graphic Designers 7,830 $43,470 11.4%
Multimedia Artists and Animators 430 $50,180 -32.8%
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 210 $47,670 -41.7%

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