Animation Program at George Mason University (Mason)

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Animation Program

The animation program at George Mason University prepares students to become professional animators. The program focuses on using computer applications and related visual and sound imaging techniques to manipulate images and information for film, video, still photographs, digital copy, soundtracks, and physical objects. Program courses include: specialized camerawork, equipment operation and maintenance, image capture, computer programming, dubbing, CAD applications, and application to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer animation program.

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Students Enrolled in the Animation Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. George Mason University offers a bachelor's degree program in animation.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male34
Female8

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian3
Black2
Hispanic2
White28
Multiple Races3
Non Resident Alien2
Unknown2

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Animation program at George Mason University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Multimedia Artists and Animators

Description

Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, multimedia artists and animators employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.0% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 310
    • Average Hourly Rate: $34.08
    • Average Annual Salary: $70880

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Animation Programs in Virginia

Animation programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Animation (B)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Animation (M)

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