Computer Animation Schools & Degrees

{slider ​About Computer Animation Degree|close}A computer animation degree will equip graduates with the necessary skills required into a job for computer animation. The field is diverse and animation is the trend in modern day with the increase in the number of animated moves and computer games that favor animation more than anything else. The demand for such degree holder is great.  The degree will enable you to perform tasks in the field of animated world and would skill you with the art of providing these services efficiently in the industry.

{slider Scope of the Computer Animation Degree}The computer animation continues to progress in the modern age. The profession is likely to grow owing to the cost effective nature in which it sustains the film making and gaming industry. The technology has progressed over the years and animation of the real world into the world of fantasy is the way forward for many business owners these days. The computer animation college programs are fastly equipping students with the task of orienting and providing them such knowledge that they thrive in the industry and prolong their careers with success and innovations in this field. Some key online courses include:

Figure Drawing
The Study of Animation
Flash Animation
Polygon Modeling
Advanced Methods of
Computer Graphics
Digital Photography
3D Game Character Creation
Digital Effects Creation
Digital Video/Audio Project
Web Design Project
Animation Graphics Project
The Business of Digital Media

{slider Expected Annual Salary}The salaries in the field of computer animation vary widely the median salary for individuals in this filed as per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics comes out to around $54,550 as of year 2007. The average however was reported at around $44,000 annually.{/sliders}

{slider Job Opportunities|close}The following opportunities await computer animation degree holders in the market areas:

  • Visual Effects (VFX) Supervisor
  • Director of Photography
  • Animation Director
  • CG Supervisor
  • Art Director
  • Concept Artist  (often 2D)
  • R & D Artist/Look Dev Artist
  • Character Designer (often 2D)
  • Environments Designer 
  • Effects Designer
  • Pre-Vis Artists (3D)
  • Storyboard Supervisor
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Storyboard Assistant
  • Tools Writer
  • Modeling Supervisor
  • Modeling TD
  • Shading/Texture Supervisor
  • Shading TD
  • Shader Writer
  • Texture Artist/Texture Painter
  • Rigging Supervisor
  • Rigging TD
  • Rigger
  • Character TD
  • Layout TD (several levels)
  • Layout Supervisor
  • Layout Artists 
  • ​Shot TD (Facility Houses)
  • Set Dressers
  • Lead Animator
  • Animator
  • Character Animator
  • Junior Animator 
  • Effects (FX) Supervisor
  • Effects (FX) Artist
  • FX Animator
  • Effects (FX) TD
  • Cloth Simulation
  • FX Artist
  • Feathers FX Artist
  • Water FX Artist
  • 3D Tracker/Match Mover
  • Matte Painter
  • Digital Painter
  • Lighting Supervisor
  • Fixing TD
  • Rendering Supervisor
  • Rendering TD
  • Renderer
  • Render Wrangler
  • Compositing Supervisor
  • Compositor
  • Roto Artist
  • Scanning TD

{slider Career Options}Computer training is one of the vital fields in the industry these days and individuals can enhance their exposure in the following major disciplines:

  • Drawing and design animation
  • 3D animation skills
  • 3D graphics design
  • Photorealistic and non-photorealistic animations
  • General computer animation
  • Web design and internet based skills
  • Movie and television production
  • Business building and marketing skills

{slider Degrees Offered In Computer Animation}A concise list of Computer Animation College programs being offered at top online schools are as follows.


  • Animation & Visual Effect – Associate


  • Computer Animation, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Animation & Visual Effect - Bachelor
  • Media Arts & Animation
  • Bachelor Degree – Animation
  • Digital Design and Animation Bachelor Degree


  • Animation & Visual Effect - Master

{slider Top Computer Animation Online Schools}The top computer animation school comes out to be West wood while other top online computer animation schools have been listed below:

  • Westwood College Online
  • Anthem College Online
  • DeVry University
  • The Art Institute Online
  • Academy of Art University – Online
  • Capella University
  • South University
  • University Of Phoenix

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