Santa Barbara has a general population of 92,325 and an overall student population of 45,357. Approximately 19,753 of Santa Barbara's students are enrolled in schools that offer computer animation programs.
Of the 1 computer animation schools in Santa Barbara, the largest computer animation school, by student population, is Santa Barbara City College. In 2010, Santa Barbara City College graduated approximately 8 students from its computer animation program.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a computer animation certificate from one of Santa Barbara's computer animation schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $814 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for computer animation related books and supplies every year.
Many computer animation graduates choose to work as computer animators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Santa Barbara, your job prospects are average. Santa Barbara's computer animator workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for computer animators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a computer animator in Santa Barbara is $64,690 per year, which is higher than the average for computer animators state-wide.