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Animation Schools In Arizona

Arizona has 9 accredited animation schools where animation faculty who teach animation classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in animation in the state of Arizona, which encompasses animation training at the following levels:


  1. Collins College

    4750 S 44th Place, Phoenix, Arizona 85040

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  2. The Art Center Design College-Tucson

    2525 N Country Club Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85716

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  3. Cochise College

    4190 W Highway 80, Douglas, Arizona 85607-9724

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  4. ITT Technical Institute-Tucson

    1455 W. River Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85704-5829

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  5. ITT Technical Institute-Tempe

    5005 S. Wendler Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85282

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  6. Pima Community College

    401 North Bonita Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85709-5000

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  7. The Art Institute of Phoenix

    2233 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85021-2859

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  8. East Valley Institute of Technology

    1601 W Main St, Mesa, Arizona 85201

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  9. The Art Institute of Tucson

    5099 E. Grant Rd. #100, Tucson, Arizona 85712

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Professional Trends

Arizona Vs. National Animation Employment

Arizona 3,530
National 229,120

Of all of the animation professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Arizona.

Employment Growth for Animation professionals In Arizona

4,330 4,260 4,050 3,610 3,530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Animation is a shrinking field in Arizona. In Arizona, 800 less animation professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of animation has shrunk by 18% in Arizona. 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 Arizona

$45,300 $45,003 $49,107 $47,593 $48,423
$42,177 $43,423 $45,140 $46,513 $48,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Animation
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to animation professionals are growing in Arizona. The mean salary for animation professionals in 2006 was $45,300 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $48,423 per year.

Salary percentiles for Animation professionals in Arizona

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

This represents a 6% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Arizona, 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 158%

Average Salaries for Animation professionals and related professions in Arizona

Computer Animation
Game Development
Graphic Design
Visual Communications

In Arizona, animation professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of animation professionals is decreasing in Arizona state, the number of students graduating from the 9 accredited animation schools in Arizona state is increasing. In Arizona, there were 156 graduates in 2006. And there were 267 graduates from animation courses in 2010.

This represents a 71% increase in the number of animation degree or certificate school graduates in Arizona state. A majority of these graduates, or 54%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in animation.

Animation Faculty Salaries in Arizona

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