School and Ranking Information
Only a handful of Seattle-area postsecondary schools offer associate's degree programs in animation and video graphics, though none of these schools are located within the city itself. Based on its broad program offerings and state-of-the-art facilities, the following school is a top choice for studying animation and video graphics near Seattle.
- Winner: Shoreline Community College (SCC) offers associate's degree programs in visual communications technology (VCT) with tracks in animation and video for multimedia. This school is located less than 10 miles from Seattle in the large suburb of Shoreline, WA.
School Info Chart
|Category||Shoreline Community College|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$3,987 (in-state), $6,635 (out-of-state)*|
|Animation & Video Graphics Degrees Offered||Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences and Associate in Applied Science - Transfer in Visual Communications Technology: Animation/Video for Multimedia|
|Animation & Video Graphics Degrees Awarded (2012-2013)||8*|
|Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 entering class||26% for full-time students*|
|Noteworthy||SCC's Visual Arts Center features 10 studio art labs and four digital labs|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Shoreline Community College
- Graduates who opt to continue their education can transfer at least 90 credits to most state schools
- SCC offers related certificate programs, including one in digital illustration/animation, for add-on skill sets
- The college partners with leaders in the industry to conduct technical software training for animation/video for multimedia students
Shoreline Community College had just under 6,000 students in Fall 2013. Students at this school can choose from certificate and associate's degree programs in dozens of fields, including visual communications technology.
Shoreline's VCT students complete general education requirements, as well as visual communications technology core courses, including intro to 3D modeling/animation and several Adobe CS classes covering animation/interactive media, web design and raster graphics. Students also complete four concentration courses in either animation or video, as well as 3-4 courses in specialized software or topic-based training.