Animation Schools In California

There are 80 accredited animation schools in California for faculty who teach animation classes to choose from. The trends in California's animation academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in animation includes animation training at the following levels:

  • Animation Certificate
  • Associates degree in Animation
  • Bachelors degree in Animation
  • Masters degree in Animation


Schools

  1. Academy of Art University

    79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, California 94105

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  2. ITT Technical Institute-Rancho Cordova

    10863 Gold Center Dr, Rancho Cordova, California 95670-6034

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  3. Allan Hancock College

    800 South College Drive, Santa Maria, California 93454-6399

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  4. Antelope Valley College

    3041 West Ave K, Lancaster, California 93536-5426

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  5. Art Center College of Design

    1700 Lida St, Pasadena, California 91103

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  6. Butte College

    3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, California 95965-8399

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  7. California College of the Arts

    5212 Broadway, Oakland, California 94618-1487

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  8. Canada College

    4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, California 94061-1099

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  9. College of the Canyons

    26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355-1899

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  10. Cerritos College

    11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298

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  11. Cerro Coso Community College

    3000 College Hts Blvd, Ridgecrest, California 93555-9571

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  12. Chaffey College

    5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737-3002

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  13. City College of San Francisco

    50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, California 94112-1898

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  14. Cogswell Polytechnical College

    1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, California 94089

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  15. Coleman University

    8888 Balboa Ave, San Diego, California 92123-1506

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  16. Crafton Hills College

    11711 Sand Canyon Road, Yucaipa, California 92399-1799

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  17. De Anza College

    21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, California 95014

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  18. Diablo Valley College

    321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, California 94523

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  19. East Los Angeles College

    1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, California 91754-6099

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  20. Foothill College

    12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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  21. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  22. Glendale Community College in Glendale, CA

    1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, California 91208-2894

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  23. Golden West College

    15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, California 92647-2710

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  24. Grossmont College

    8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, California 92020-1799

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  25. Hartnell College

    411 Central Avenue, Salinas, California 93901

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  26. ITT Technical Institute-San Diego

    9680 Granite Ridge Dr, San Diego, California 92123

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  27. ITT Technical Institute-San Dimas

    650 W. Cienega Ave., San Dimas, California 91773

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  28. ITT Technical Institute-Orange

    4000 W. Metropolitian Dr., Suite 100, Orange, California 92868

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  29. The Art Institute of California-San Diego

    7650 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, California 92108-4423

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  30. Los Angeles Mission College

    13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar, California 91342-3245

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  31. The Art Institute of California-San Francisco

    1170 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102-4908

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  32. Loyola Marymount University

    One Lmu Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045-2659

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  33. College of Marin

    835 College Ave, Kentfield, California 94904-2590

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  34. MiraCosta College

    One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California 92056-3899

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  35. Moorpark College

    7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, California 93021-1695

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  36. Mt. San Antonio College

    1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, California 91789-1399

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  37. Mt. San Jacinto Community College District

    1499 N. State S., San Jacinto, California 92583-2399

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  38. Ohlone Community College

    43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, California 94539-0390

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  39. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  40. Oxnard College

    4000 S Rose Ave, Oxnard, California 93033-6699

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  41. Palo Verde College

    One College Drive, Blythe, California 92225

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  42. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  43. Pasadena City College

    1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106-2003

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  44. Santa Ana College

    1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

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  45. College of the Redwoods

    7351 Tompkins Hill Rd, Eureka, California 95501-9300

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  46. Rio Hondo College

    3600 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California 90601-1616

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  47. Riverside Community College

    4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506

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  48. San Diego City College

    1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101-4787

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  49. San Diego Mesa College

    7250 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, California 92111-4998

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  50. San Jose City College

    2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, California 95128-2798

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  51. Santa Barbara City College

    721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394

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  52. Santa Monica College

    1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405-1628

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  53. Santa Rosa Junior College

    1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395

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  54. Sierra College

    5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, California 95677-3397

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  55. San Bernardino Valley College

    701 South Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, California 92410-2798

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  56. Southwestern College in Chula Vista

    900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, California 91910-7299

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  57. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

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  58. Ventura College

    4667 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, California 93003-3872

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  59. Berkeley City College

    2050 Center St, Berkeley, California 94704

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  60. West Valley College

    14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, California 95070-5698

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  61. ITT Technical Institute-Sylmar

    12669 Encinitas Ave, Sylmar, California 91342-3664

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  62. ITT Technical Institute-Torrance

    20050 S. Vermont Ave, Torrance, California 90502

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  63. ITT Technical Institute-San Bernardino

    670 E Carnegie Drive, San Bernardino, California 92408

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  64. Mt Sierra College

    101 E Huntington Dr, Monrovia, California 91016

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  65. The Art Institute of California-Hollywood

    5250 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, California 91601

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  66. ITT Technical Institute-Oxnard

    2051 Solar Dr Suite 150, Oxnard, California 93036

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  67. The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles

    2900 31st St, Santa Monica, California 90405-3035

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  68. Los Angeles Film School

    6363 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, California 90028-7318

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  69. ITT Technical Institute-Lathrop

    16916 S. Harlan Rd, Lathrop, California 95330

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  70. Expression College for Digital Arts

    6601 Shellmond St, Emeryville, California 94608

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  71. The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire

    674 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, California 92408-2800

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  72. Video Symphony EnterTraining Inc

    266 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91502

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  73. The Art Institute of California-Sacramento

    2850 Gateway Oaks Dr-Ste 100, Sacramento, California 95833

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  74. The Art Institute of California_??_??_Sunnyvale

    1120 Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale, California 94086

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  75. Laurus College

    81 Higuera St Ste 110, San Luis Obispo, California 93401

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  76. Moreno Valley College

    16130 Lasselle St, Moreno Valley, California 92551

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  77. Norco College

    2001 Third St, Norco, California 92860

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Cities

  1. Animation Schools in San Diego, CA5 Schools
  2. Animation Schools in San Francisco, CA3 Schools
  3. Animation Schools in Los Angeles, CA3 Schools
  4. Animation Schools in San Bernardino, CA3 Schools
  5. Animation Schools in Sunnyvale, CA2 Schools
  6. Animation Schools in Santa Monica, CA2 Schools
  7. Animation Schools in Oxnard, CA2 Schools
  8. Animation Schools in Pasadena, CA2 Schools
  9. Animation Schools in Hollywood, CA1 Schools
  10. Animation Schools in Moreno Valley, CA1 Schools
  11. Animation Schools in Salinas, CA1 Schools
  12. Animation Schools in Rancho Cordova, CA1 Schools
  13. Animation Schools in Rancho Cucamonga, CA1 Schools
  14. Animation Schools in San Jacinto, CA1 Schools
  15. Animation Schools in Redwood City, CA1 Schools
  16. Animation Schools in Rocklin, CA1 Schools
  17. Animation Schools in Monterey Park, CA1 Schools
  18. Animation Schools in Huntington Beach, CA1 Schools
  19. Animation Schools in Oroville, CA1 Schools
  20. Animation Schools in Norco, CA1 Schools
  21. Animation Schools in Costa Mesa, CA1 Schools
  22. Animation Schools in Los Altos Hills, CA1 Schools
  23. Animation Schools in San Dimas, CA1 Schools
  24. Animation Schools in Santa Ana, CA1 Schools
  25. Animation Schools in Sacramento, CA1 Schools
  26. Animation Schools in Upland, CA1 Schools
  27. Animation Schools in Anaheim, CA1 Schools
  28. Animation Schools in Pleasant Hill, CA1 Schools
  29. Animation Schools in Walnut, CA1 Schools
  30. Animation Schools in Fullerton, CA1 Schools
  31. Animation Schools in Fremont, CA1 Schools
  32. Animation Schools in Chula Vista, CA1 Schools
  33. Animation Schools in Orange, CA1 Schools
  34. Animation Schools in Oakland, CA1 Schools
  35. Animation Schools in El Cajon, CA1 Schools
  36. Animation Schools in Ventura, CA1 Schools
  37. Animation Schools in Emeryville, CA1 Schools
  38. Animation Schools in Torrance, CA1 Schools
  39. Animation Schools in Oceanside, CA1 Schools
  40. Animation Schools in Moorpark, CA1 Schools
  41. Animation Schools in Berkeley, CA1 Schools
  42. Animation Schools in Whittier, CA1 Schools
  43. Animation Schools in San Marcos, CA1 Schools
  44. Animation Schools in Cupertino, CA1 Schools
  45. Animation Schools in Norwalk, CA1 Schools
  46. Animation Schools in Santa Barbara, CA1 Schools
  47. Animation Schools in Saratoga, CA1 Schools
  48. Animation Schools in Monrovia, CA1 Schools
  49. Animation Schools in Blythe, CA1 Schools
  50. Animation Schools in San Luis Obispo, CA1 Schools
  51. Animation Schools in San Jose, CA1 Schools
  52. Animation Schools in Yucaipa, CA1 Schools
  53. Animation Schools in Santa Maria, CA1 Schools
  54. Animation Schools in Lathrop, CA1 Schools
  55. Animation Schools in Glendale, CA1 Schools
  56. Animation Schools in Lancaster, CA1 Schools
  57. Animation Schools in Santa Rosa, CA1 Schools
  58. Animation Schools in Burbank, CA1 Schools
  59. Animation Schools in Riverside, CA1 Schools
  60. Animation Schools in Ridgecrest, CA1 Schools
  61. Animation Schools in Eureka, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Animation Employment

California 38,110
National 229,120

Of all of the animation professionals in the country, nearly 17% are in the state of California.

Employment Growth for Animation professionals In California

36,560 38,930 41,890 38,910 38,110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Animation is a growing field in California. There were 1,550 more animation professionals working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of animation professionals has grown by 4%. This is faster than the trend for animation professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of animation professionals has shrunk by 0% between 2006 and 2010.

Animation VS. All Professions salaries in California

$65,700 $66,020 $66,977 $67,363 $66,023
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Animation
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by animation professionals is increasing in California. In 2006 animation professionals made a mean salary of $65,700 per year, and in 2010 they made $66,023 per year.

Salary percentiles for Animation professionals in California

10th percentile
$31,813
25th percentile
$42,537
50th percentile
$58,200
75th percentile
$79,670
90th percentile
$104,430

This represents a growth in salaries of 0%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of animation, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid animation professionals earning 228% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in California state.

Average Salaries for Animation professionals and related professions in California

Animation
$66,023
Art
$72,362
Computer Animation
$74,560
Design
$62,608
Film
$40,962
Game Development
$86,800
Graphic Design
$57,240
Visual Communications
$64,352

In California, animation professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Animation programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
47
bachelor
29
master
4
doctor
0
Certificate
67
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The number of students graduating from the 80 accredited animation schools in California is increasing. In 2006, 575 students graduated from animation courses in California. And in 2010, 1,047 students graduated.

Thus there was a 82% percent increase in the number of animation school degree or certificate graduates in California. 46% of these graduates received a undergraduate certificate in animation.

Animation Faculty Salaries in California

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