Nevada is home 25 Title IV degree-granting institutions. Title IV schools have met five requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education. They (1) grant an associate's degree or higher, (2) offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, (3) have been in business for at least two years, (4) have signed a participation agreement with the Department and (5) have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Several Title IV schools in Nevada offer art and design programs. This includes animation. Some are more expensive than others, but most are considered affordable. Even better is, because these schools have Title IV status, they are eligible for financial aid programs, which makes them more accessible to students with financial need.
Take a look at the list of most expensive to least expensive schools below to find out which Nevada schools offer the best programs for animators and what you can expect to pay.
Most Expensive Nevada Animation Schools
Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate $29,015 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Least Expensive Nevada Animation Schools
University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $5,986, nonresidents $19,896 for the 2015-2016 school year.
University of Nevada, Reno – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $4,689 (12 credit hours per semester), nonresidents $13,910 (full-time) for 2015 (Spring, Fall, Winter).
More Animation related programs to consider:
- Atlanta, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Lacoste, France; and SCAD eLearning
Nevada Animation Scene
Nevada is home to 17,160 professionals working in Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations. Nearly 300 of these professionals are salaried multimedia artists and animators earning an average salary of $58,480 per year. They work in advertising, film and television production (more than 300 productions are filmed each year in Nevada), game design, and more. Just a few employment options include:
- 24-7 HD, Las Vegas
- 808 Post & Production, Inc., Las Vegas
- Bourns Productions, Reno
- DK Productions, Las Vegas
- International Game Technology (IGT), Elko, Las Vegas, Reno
- Laguna Productions, Las Vegas
- Levy Production Group, Las Vegas
- Radioactive Productions, Las Vegas
- Robertson+Partners, Las Vegas
- SK+G Advertising, Las Vegas
- The Abbi Agency, Reno
- The Glenn Group, Reno
- Virgen Advertising, Las Vegas
Although employment opportunities can be found in a variety of Nevada cities, the state’s largest cities may offer a greater number of opportunities. Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, North Las Vegas, Paradise, Sunrise Manor, Spring Valley, Enterprise, and Sparks are the state’s largest cities.
Awesome Animation Fact: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn (1982) featured the first use of 3D animation involving fractal landscapes. –Arena Malleswaram