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Computer Animation in Tennessee

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Schools Offering Computer Animation Programs in Tennessee

Each year, approximately 0.1% of Tennessee graduates receive degrees in computer animation. In other words, every year an estimated 74 computer animators graduate from Tennessee's 8 computer animation schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Tennessee with a computer animation program is East Tennessee State University, which is located in Johnson City. In 2010, it was ranked 72nd nationwide. In 2010, East Tennessee State University graduated 33 students from its computer animation program. East Tennessee State University charged in-state students $5,823 in tuition fees per year.

ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville, which is located in Knoxville, is the second-ranked school in Tennessee that has a computer animation program. It received a ranking of 78th in the country in 2010. 11 students graduated with degree in computer animation from ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville in 2010. The tuition rate at ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville was $18,048 per year.

ITT Technical Institute-Nashville, which was ranked 78th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Tennessee that has a computer animation program. It is located in Nashville. In 2010, 17 students graduated from ITT Technical Institute-Nashville computer animation program. Students at ITT Technical Institute-Nashville paid $18,048 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Tennessee's computer animation schools ranges from $23,950 per year to $5,823 per year. But, the average tuition is $15,536 per year. In 2010, the computer animation schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Tennessee were:

  1. Memphis College of Art - located in Memphis, students are charged $23,950 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Nashville - located in Nashville, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville - located in Knoxville, students are charged $18,048 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Tennessee computer animation schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. East Tennessee State University - located in Johnson City, students are charged $5,823 per year
  2. Vatterott Career College - located in Memphis, students are charged $9,850 per year
  3. International Academy of Design and Technology - located in Nashville, students are charged $12,975 per year

A computer animation degree from a Tennessee school... what next?

The highest percentage of computer animation graduates in Tennessee pursue careers as a computer animator. 120 computer animators were working in Tennessee in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Tennessee computer animators:

  1. Cannon County - 40 computer animators
  2. Catoosa County - 40 computer animators


A computer animator in Tennessee earns $52,090 per year on average. But, salaries for computer animators can vary. In 2010, computer animators made as little as less than $27,240 per year or as much as more than $93,170 per year in Tennessee. The following counties in Tennessee have the highest average salaries for computer animators:

  1. Cannon County - $58,350 per year
  2. Catoosa County - $39,140 per year

The Tennessee counties with the lowest average salary for computer animators are:

  1. Catoosa County - $39,140 per year
  2. Cannon County - $58,350 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Tennessee statistics regarding a career in computer animation. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as design or computer animation.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Animation in Tennessee
  • Certificate in Computer Animation in Tennessee

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Multimedia Artists and Animators 120 $52,090 -40.0%

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