Animation Schools In Illinois

Animation classes faculty can choose to work at one of 19 accredited animation schools in Illinois. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the animation academic community in Illinois, and the future trends in animation training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. American Academy of Art

    332 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60604-4302

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  2. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

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  3. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

    30 E Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60601-2449

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  4. Columbia College Chicago

    600 South Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996

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  5. DePaul University

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

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  6. College of DuPage

    425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599

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  7. Elmhurst College

    190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096

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  8. Greenville College

    315 E. College Ave, Greenville, Illinois 62246

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  9. International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago

    One North State Street - Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60602-3300

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  10. Joliet Junior College

    1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938

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  11. McHenry County College

    8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012-2761

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  12. Moraine Valley Community College

    9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, Illinois 60465-0937

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  13. North Central College

    30 N Brainard St, Naperville, Illinois 60540

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  14. ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect

    1401 Feehanville Road, Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056-9823

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  15. The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg

    1000 Plaza Drive Ste. 100, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4913

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Animation Employment

Illinois 11,190
National 229,120

Approximately 5% of the country's animation professionals work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Animation professionals In Illinois

10,610 11,460 11,220 10,990 11,190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Animation is a growing field in Illinois. There were 580 more animation professionals working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Illinois, this field has grown by 5% in four years. 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 Illinois

$47,800 $46,003 $49,833 $51,960 $52,710
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Animation
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of animation professionals is growing, the salaries paid to animation professionals are increasing in Illinois. The mean salary for animation professionals in 2006 was $47,800 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $52,710 per year.

Salary percentiles for Animation professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$24,617
25th percentile
$35,757
50th percentile
$49,947
75th percentile
$65,233
90th percentile
$80,937

Thus, there was a 9% growth in animation professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 229% pay differential between the highest paid animation professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of animation in Illinois.

Average Salaries for Animation professionals and related professions in Illinois

Animation
$52,710
Art
$62,060
Computer Animation
$59,310
Design
$58,056
Film
$33,622
Game Development
$73,490
Graphic Design
$51,220
Visual Communications
$51,398

Animation professionals in Illinois earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
5
bachelor
14
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
4
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As the number of animation professionals is increasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 19 accredited animation schools in Illinois state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 176 animation graduates from animation courses in Illinois and in 2010 there were 258 graduates.

This represents a 47% increase in the number of animation degree or certificate school graduates in Illinois state. A majority of these graduates, or 58%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in animation.

Animation Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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