Animation Schools In Michigan

Animation classes faculty can choose to work at one of 16 accredited animation schools in Michigan. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in animation in the state of Michigan, which encompasses animation training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Baker College of Flint

    1050 West Bristol Road, Flint, Michigan 48507-5508

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  2. College for Creative Studies

    201 E Kirby, Detroit, Michigan 48202

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  3. Davenport University

    6191 Kraft Avenue S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512-9396

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  4. Delta College

    1961 Delta Road, University Center, Michigan 48710

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  5. Eastern Michigan University

    Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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  6. Ferris State University

    1201 S State St, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307-2251

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  7. Henry Ford Community College

    5101 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, Michigan 48128-1495

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  8. ITT Technical Institute-Wyoming

    1980 Metro Court S.W., Wyoming, Michigan 49519

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  9. Kalamazoo Valley Community College

    6767 West O Ave, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49003-4070

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  10. Kellogg Community College

    450 North Ave, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017-3397

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  11. Kirtland Community College

    10775 N Saint Helen Road, Roscommon, Michigan 48653

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  12. Lansing Community College

    419 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48901-7210

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  13. Muskegon Community College

    221 S Quarterline Rd, Muskegon, Michigan 49442-1432

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  14. ITT Technical Institute-Troy

    1522 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, Michigan 48083-1905

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  15. Baker College of Auburn Hills

    1500 University Dr, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326-2642

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  16. ITT Technical Institute-Swartz Creek

    6359 Miller Road, Swartz Creek, Michigan 48473

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Michigan Vs. National Animation Employment

Michigan 5,790
National 229,120

Of all of the animation professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Michigan state.

Employment Growth for Animation professionals In Michigan

7,390 7,750 6,000 5,860 5,790
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Michigan, the field of animation is shrinking. 1,600 less animation professionals were working in Michigan in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of animation professionals has shrunk by 22%. This decline is faster than the national trend for animation professionals which shows a 0% decrease in the number of animation professionals working around the nation.

Animation VS. All Professions salaries in Michigan

$54,243 $55,337 $53,140 $52,690 $53,063
$45,563 $47,071 $48,208 $48,728 $49,286
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Michigan, as the number of animation professionals is declining, the salaries earned by animation professionals are decreasing. The mean salary for animation professionals in 2006 was $54,243 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $53,063 per year.

Salary percentiles for Animation professionals in Michigan

10th percentile
$23,693
25th percentile
$33,157
50th percentile
$52,543
75th percentile
$70,637
90th percentile
$82,217

This represents a decline in salaries of 2%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of Michigan, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of animation. The pay differential between the highest paid animation professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 247%

Average Salaries for Animation professionals and related professions in Michigan

Animation
$53,063
Art
$49,462
Computer Animation
$56,020
Design
$49,267
Film
$31,475
Game Development
$67,977
Graphic Design
$42,220
Visual Communications
$49,630

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
7
bachelor
7
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
4
Total18

The number of students graduating from the 16 accredited animation schools in Michigan is increasing. In 2006 there were 65 animation graduates from animation courses in Michigan and in 2010 there were 134 graduates.

This represents a 106% increase in the number of animation degree or certificate school graduates in Michigan state. Most of these graduates, or 39%, earned an associate's degree in animation.

Animation Faculty Salaries in Michigan

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