Animation Schools In Tennessee

Animation classes faculty can choose to work at one of 8 accredited animation schools in Tennessee. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in animation in the state of Tennessee, which encompasses animation training at the following levels:

  • Animation Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Animation


  1. ITT Technical Institute-Nashville

    2845 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-3717

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  2. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

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  3. Memphis College of Art

    1930 Poplar Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38104-2764

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  4. ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville

    10208 Technology Dr, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932

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  5. ITT Technical Institute-Cordova

    7260 Goodlett Farms Parkway, Cordova, Tennessee 38016

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  6. International Academy of Design and Technology in Nashville

    One Bridgestone Park, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

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  7. The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville

    100 Centerview Drive, Suite 250, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-3439

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  8. Vatterott Career College

    6991 Appling Farms Pkwy, Memphis, Tennessee 38133

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Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Animation Employment

Tennessee 3,090
National 229,120

Of all of the animation professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Tennessee state.

Employment Growth for Animation professionals In Tennessee

3,590 3,590 3,760 3,520 3,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, the field of animation is shrinking. There were 500 less animation professionals working in Tennessee in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Tennessee, this field has shrunk by 14% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of animation professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of animation professionals has shrunk by 0% from 2006 to 2010.

Animation VS. All Professions salaries in Tennessee

$41,160 $42,817 $44,180 $45,867 $47,573
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Animation
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of animation professionals is declining, the salaries paid to animation professionals are increasing in Tennessee. The mean salary for animation professionals in 2006 was $41,160 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $47,573 per year.

Salary percentiles for Animation professionals in Tennessee

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 13%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Tennessee state, within the field of animation, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid animation professionals earn 189% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Animation professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Computer Animation
Game Development
Graphic Design
Visual Communications

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of animation professionals is decreasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 8 accredited animation schools in Tennessee state is increasing. In 2006 there were 47 animation graduates from animation courses in Tennessee and in 2010 there were 74 graduates.

Thus there was a 57% percent increase in the number of animation school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee. A majority of these graduates, or 88%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in animation.

Animation Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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