If you decide that you want to get a computer animation degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 computer animation schools in Sunnyvale, California. Sunnyvale has a total population of 131,760 and a student population of 2,081. Of these students, 703 are enrolled in schools that offer computer animation programs.
Cogswell Polytechnical College is the largest computer animation school in Sunnyvale, based on student population. In 2010, Cogswell Polytechnical College graduated approximately 16 students from its computer animation program.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a computer animation degree in Sunnyvale. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,165 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,363 for computer animation related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,300 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $28,118.
Many computer animation graduates choose to work as computer animators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Sunnyvale, your job prospects are average. There were 24,900 computer animators working in California and 560 working in the greater Sunnyvale area in 2010. The number of computer animators in Sunnyvale is expected 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 Sunnyvale is $79,220 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for computer animators.