Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
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Animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects is a program that prepares individuals to use computer applications and related visual and sound imaging techniques to manipulate images and information originating as film, video, still photographs, digital copy, soundtracks, and physical objects in order to communicate messages simulating real-world content. includes instruction in specialized camerawork and equipment operation and maintenance, image capture, computer programming, dubbing, cad applications, and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs.
Career with the highest median salary ($90K) where most workers have a Bachelor's Degree: Software Developers
Careers for program graduates
Animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
Have completions for commercial art and graphic design changed over time? Increasing completions may mean you'll likely have an easier time finding a school that offers this degree, with the opposite being true as well.
How are students who recently completed a degree in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field graphic communications, which includes
animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects.
Distribution: commercial art and graphic design majors' salaries by education level
What is the salary distribution for graduates with a bachelor's incommercial art and graphic design by the level of their highest degree (Graduate degrees may not be in the same field as the bachelor’s)
We only include salary data when the survey error is less than 20%, so you may see only partial information for some categories.
Education level of workers with a bachelor's in commercial art and graphic design
Is a bachelor's degree going to be sufficient to make you competative in the job market? We can look at the education level of workers with a bachelors in this degree to see if there is a likely need for a graduate degree. You'll also want to check out the careers section on this page to where they are employed.
This chart shows the level of education of workers with a bachelor's degree in commercial art and graphic design. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.
Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree
About 11% of commercial art and graphic design majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of commercial art and graphic design majors also earned a graduate degree is near the middle in comparison to other fields.
Top careers for those with a degree in commercial art and graphic design
Following are the most frequent jobs held by people who earned a bachelor's degree in Commercial Art and Graphic Design (which combines 22 programs), though may not be limited to just those with a bachelor’s.
The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in commercial art and graphic design
Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by commercial art and graphic design graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work. Expand the careers to explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. *For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!*
What careers hire commercial art and graphic design majors as one of their top 10?
To the left of this diagram, see all careers that hire commercial art and graphic design majors as one of their top 10 majors, and on the right, see what proportion of openings for the jobs on the left are filled by commercial art and graphic design majors.
Explore schools that offer animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
Understanding the columns
The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an
idea of the educational quality each school might offer:
Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor
suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.
Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students
should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).
Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough
to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.
We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by
full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.
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241 schools offer this award at any level in the selected area.
Careers for commercial art and graphic design majors
commercial art and graphic design is part of a larger collection of programs: Design, including Graphic, Interior, and Fashion. Is there a different program that's close to commercial art and graphic design that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Here is an overview of race/origin for all animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 73% of other programs.