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Career Area: Arts, AudioVisual Technology and Communications
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-207-1
Offered Completely Online
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
Student working on an animated graphic

Animation Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Commercial Advertising Designer
Television Production/Graphics Designer
Industrial Media Designer
Industrial Modeler
Video Game Animator

Average Median Wage


Animation Programs

This program is geared toward the student who has an associate degree in graphic design or commercial art, visual communications or work experience in the field of animation or multi-media production. Through coursework, students will create 3-D digital models and animate them using 3-D Softimage XSI Advanced software. They also will apply surface textures and colors using rendering techniques and experience 3-D computer design rendering and modeling software on Mac and high-end PC platforms. Through the coursework, students will learn stages of development required for digital animation production and will create projects using advanced animation software. This certificate offers the opportunity to explore advanced computer animation topics such as inverse kinematics and to train in multi-media computer or 3-D animation with a local business, animation studio, or media production facility.

Animation Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Madison College Animation at Madison College
Milwaukee Area Animation at Milwaukee Area