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Indiana Animation Schools: Most Expensive to Least Expensive
Indiana is home to more than 100 Title IV degree-granting institutions. To become a Title IV school, an institution must have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, they must be in business for at least 2 years, they must sign a participation agreement with the Department, they must grant an associate's degree or higher, and they must offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length. These requirements make Indiana’s 100+ Title IV schools eligible federal financial-aid programs. This makes them more accessible to students with financial need.
Many Indiana Title IV schools are either freestanding art and design schools with animation programs or traditional colleges with top-tier animation programs. Although accessible to students from a financial standpoint, these schools still accept only the best. They are competitive, respected, and high on the list of best schools for aspiring animators. Just a few of the state’s most popular schools for animators include Ball State University, College of Fine Arts and Indiana State University, Department of Art.
If you’re ready to shop and compare Indiana animation schools, take a look at the most to least expensive schools below and what you can expect to pay. Keep in mind that resident tuition is always lower than non-resident tuition.
Most Expensive Indiana Animation Schools
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate $41,420, graduate $41,265 for the 2011 – 2012 school year
Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods-College, St. Mary of the Woods - Tuition Cost: Undergraduates $26,872 for the 2011 – 2012 school year
University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate $23,100, graduate $18,480 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate $22,790 for the 2011 – 2012 school year
Least Expensive Indiana Animation Schools
Indiana University, Bloomington - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $9,028, nonresidents $27,688; graduate residents $7,007, nonresidents $20,407 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
Purdue University, West Lafayette - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate and residents $8,592, nonresidents $26,144 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
Indiana State University, Terre Haute - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $7,514, nonresidents $19,412; graduate residents $8,184, nonresidents $16,080 for the 2010 – 2011 school year.
Ball State University, Muncie - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $7,508, nonresidents $20,960; graduate residents $7,508, nonresidents $20,960 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $5,818, nonresidents $13,973 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $5,808, nonresidents $19,032; graduate residents $12,432, nonresidents $21,696 for the 2010 – 2011 school year.
Indiana University, South Bend – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $4,680, nonresidents $12,936 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
Indiana University Northwest, Gary - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $4,602, nonresidents $12,752 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
Indiana University Southeast, New Albany - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $4,538, nonresidents $11,952 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
Indiana University, Kokomo - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $4,530, nonresidents $11,943 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
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Indiana Animation Scene
Indiana is home to nearly 200 salaried animators and multimedia artists, and possibly hundreds of freelance animators. They work in major cities such as Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Hammond, and Bloomington. Some even commute just across the bridge to Chicago to enjoy the filmmaking scene and all it has to offer.
While most of Indiana’s animators work in the film and video industry (just ask the FILM Indiana—the state’s official film office), some also work in advertising, gaming, and technology. In fact, according to The Business Journal, Indianapolis (the state’s largest city), is “getting some Silicon Valley cred.” This is promising news for animators interested in diving into the technology sector.