Profiles of Schools/Colleges in South Carolina (SC) Offering Animation, Design, Gaming, and Media Related Programs

So, you’re interested in animation programs in the charming American south? Lucky for you, the region offers a wide range of educational opportunities for future animators, but you might have to look a bit harder at times. That’s why we’ve compiled our own list of 20 southern schools worthy of your attention. Comparing programs can be akin to comparing apples to oranges, but we’ve tried to provide you with a solid list of programs that touch every area of animation. Mind you, when it comes to landing your first- or fifth- industry job, studios will first and foremost look at the applicant’s portfolio and personality. An education should provide you with the foundation you need to thrive.

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South Carolina

South Carolina is home to a sizable collection of top-tier colleges. Anderson University, Clemson University, Erskine College, Presbyterian College, University of South Carolina, and Winthrop University are just a few. These schools, along with 69 other colleges in the state, have Title IV status. This means, they have met five strict requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education.

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South Carolina

Graphic designers are in high demand in advertising, web design, mobile communications, marketing and public relations, technology, publishing, retail, and more. Since 2002, the industry has generated more than 50,000 new jobs and salaries have increased as well. Ten-year projections are so positive that schools have prepared by creating competitive graphic design programs or by expanding existing ones. The State of Carolina is right up there with the leaders of the pack.

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According to the most recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau (March 27, 2012), the state of South Carolina is home to 15,130 salaried artists, up from 14,680 in 2002. Nearly 1,800 are graphic designers. They average $40,500 per year (up from $34,550 in 2002). This is higher than the national average salary for all careers. The lowest paid graphic designers in the U.S. earn less than $26,210 overall and the highest 10 percent earn $77,370. In 2002, the average salary for U.S. graphic designers was $36,680 (median).

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List of South Carolina schools with graphic design degree programs

Below is a list of South Carolina schools that offer graphic design programs:

Anderson University, Anderson
Programs available: B. A. Art with Concentration in Graphic Design

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List of articles profiling South Carolina schools with animation, design, and ga

At Animation Career Review we have profiled colleges across the US that offer animation, design and game related programs. Below is a list of profiles of South Carolina colleges:

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Columbia, South Carolina

Professional-level tech experts in the city of Columbia, South Carolina are lately noticing an increase in local employment opportunities for developers of mobile applications.  Mobile apps can be downloaded for browsing search engines, transferring money, counting calories, hearing jokes and way too many more assorted functions to list.  There's even an app for insomniacs that displays moons and stars while issuing soothing sound effects to help the user fall asleep.  Maybe it would also help if you turned off your iPhone.  In any case, Columbia corporations currently issue a vigorous economic demand for experienced app developers.  

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Charleston, South Carolina

Lately, commercial businesses throughout the city of Charleston, South Carolina issue a fast increasing economic demand for mobile applications.  Mobile apps can be downloaded for travel itineraries, entering contests, public transportation schedules, tracking fitness activity and an endless variety of other functions.  There's even an app that exists solely to display the number 24.  Seriously, there's an app for everything these days.  Thus, more and more Charleston-based tech professionals are landing lucrative local gigs as app developers.

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South Carolina

Throughout the state of South Carolina, high tech professionals seek employment in the field of mobile app development.  Mobile apps can be downloaded for art appraisals, automobile values, local show times, calculating gas mileage and a never ending assortment of other digital functions.  There's even an app dedicated entirely to hidden pictures of Mickey Mouse.  Due to a severe global shortage of pertinent skills, businesses in South Carolina (and elsewhere) maintain an increasingly strong economic demand for experienced app developers.

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University of South Carolina Aiken

Degrees Offered: B. A. Fine Arts with Technology Arts Option

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate residents $8,460, nonresidents $16,948 for the 2011 – 2012 school year.

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