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Kentucky Animation Schools

Written by ACR StaffNovember 28, 2011
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In addition to employment opportunities, Kentucky has an interesting mix schools that offer training programs for aspiring animators. Students can choose from a variety of technical institutes, traditional colleges, and design schools that offer everything from digital media to studio art degrees.

Kentucky Animation Schools

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Kentucky’s universities and technical schools can be found from beautiful Bowling Green to laid-back Louisville. Visual arts, graphic design, and digital art are just a few options for aspiring animators. Scroll through the list below to review Kentucky’s best schools for art and animation and what they have to offer.

Bowling Green

Western Kentucky University – Degrees Offered: B. A. Visual Studies with Concentration in Graphic Design, B. F. A. Visual Arts with Concentration in Graphic Design


University of Kentucky  - Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Art Studio with Concentration in Digital Media, M. F. A. Studio with New Media Major Area


Sullivan College of Technology and Design – Degrees Offered: A. A. S., B. A. Computer Graphic Design

University of Louisville -  Degrees Offered:  B. F. A. Communication Art and Design; M. A. Studio Art with Concentration in Digital Media


Murray State University – Degrees Offered: B. A./B. S. Studio Art, B. F. A. Studio Art with Emphasis in Graphic Design

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Employment and Salary Trends for Kentucky Animators

Kentucky is home to somewhere between 60 and 80 animators and multi-media artists, give or take a few.  While the state has lost roughly 100 salaried animators since 2002, many others are self-employed or work as independent contractors. They work at production studios, ad agencies, web design firms, and more. In addition to a growing population of independent animators and other artists, salaries are on the rise.

In 2002, Kentucky’s salaried animators earned an average of $43,180 per year. Today, they earn an average of $52,370-$55,970 per year. Nationwide, the mean annual wage for animators is $62,810 per year. The lowest paid animators earn $32,360 per year and the highest paid animators earn $99,130 per year. These figures were current as of May 2009-2010.