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Animation Schools In Virginia

Virginia has 6 accredited animation schools where animation faculty who teach animation classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of animation and animation training in Virginia, which includes animation training at the animation bachelors degree level.


  1. Regent University

    1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk

    863 Glenrock Rd, Ste 100, Norfolk, Virginia 23502-3701

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Richmond

    300 Gateway Centre Pky, Richmond, Virginia 23235-5139

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. The Art Institute of Virginia Beach

    4500 Main St Ste 100, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Animation Employment

Virginia 6,250
National 229,120

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

Employment Growth for Animation professionals In Virginia

6,650 6,400 6,810 6,680 6,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, the field of animation is shrinking. In Virginia, 400 less animation professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of animation has shrunk by 6% in Virginia. 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 Virginia

$45,517 $48,190 $51,270 $49,417 $50,660
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Animation
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Virginia, as the number of animation professionals is declining, the salaries earned by animation professionals are increasing. Animation professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $45,517 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $50,660 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Animation professionals in Virginia

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

Thus, there was a 10% growth in animation professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Virginia state, within the field of animation, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid animation professionals earn 196% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Animation professionals and related professions in Virginia

Computer Animation
Game Development
Graphic Design
Visual Communications

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of animation professionals is decreasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited animation schools in Virginia state is increasing. In Virginia, there were 4 graduates in 2006. And there were 46 graduates from animation courses in 2010.

This represents a 1050% increase in the number of animation degree or certificate school graduates in Virginia state. 100% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in animation.

Animation Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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