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Florida Animation Schools: Most to Least Expensive
Florida is home to more than 220 Title IV degree-granting institutions. These schools are eligible for Title IV federal financial-aid programs. To be eligible for these financial aid programs, the school must grant an associate's degree or higher, offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, have been in business for at least 2 years, and have signed a participation agreement with the Department.
Of the 220+ Florida colleges that meet these requirements, a significant number offer animation programs. Although Florida’s private schools are as expensive as other states, in-state tuition is very affordable compared to other states. If you’re ready compare Florida animation schools to others across the nation, please review our list of the most to least expensive schools and what you can expect to pay.
Most Expensive Florida Animation Schools
The Digital Animation and Visual Effects School (DAVE School), Orlando – Tuition Cost: $33,500 for the one-year program
Full Sail University, Winter Park - Tuition Cost: Varies by program. Tuition is priced by the program for traditional (classroom) degrees and by the credit hour for online degrees. Typically, two semesters of undergraduate study cost approximately $31,000 and two semesters of online study cost $11,112 for the 2010 – 2011 school year. Traditional graduate programs cost between $20,354 and $25,524 for two semesters. Tuition includes "all reading materials," according to the Full Sail University website.
Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $29,800 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
Least Expensive Florida Animation Schools
Digital Media Arts College, Boca Raton – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate $13,968, graduate $20,352 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
Florida State University, Tallahassee - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $4,158, nonresidents $15,714; Graduate residents $8,908, nonresidents $24,062 for the 2010 – 2011 school year. This amount does not include mandatory fees.
University of South Florida, Tampa - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $4,099 (Tampa) or $3,677 (St. Petersburg), nonresidents $12,747 (Tampa) or $12,331 (St. Petersburg) for the 2010 – 2011 school year
University of Florida, Gainesville – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $4,036, nonresidents $21,857; graduate residents $10,916, nonresidents $28,309 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
New World School of the Arts, Miami - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $3,638 (upper division), nonresidents $21,459 (upper division) for the 2010 - 2011 school year. Lower division students pay less.
Florida International University, Miami - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $2,824, nonresidents $12,743; Graduate residents $7,435, nonresidents $19,533 for the 2010 – 2011 school year. This amount does not include mandatory fees.
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $2,295, nonresidents $12,458. Graduate residents $6,249, nonresidents $20,111 for the 2010 – 2011 school year. Tuition amounts do not include mandatory fees, which are assessed per credit hour.
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Florida Animation Scene
Florida is the top destination for family fun so animation is everywhere, from amusement parks, to theaters, to interactive exhibits, to restaurants and shopping venues, and more. Not only this, but the state was home to historic animation studios such as Universal Studios, and others such as MG Studios and Spine 3D. As listed above, Florida is also home to one of the top animation schools in the U.S. (the DAVE School) and other top-tier schools such as the New World School of Arts, and Ringling College of Art and Design.
Florida is now home to more than 650 animators and multi-media artists. They work in the film and video industries, advertising, amusement/recreation, education, and even aerospace engineering. Aspiring Florida film and video animators can expect a new 120,000 square foot, $40 million studio to open in Port St. Lucie soon, with its first feature film to debut in 2014.
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