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Digital Film Arts & Animation

Associate of Applied Science

The job market for digital film artists and animators is growing steadily, primarily due to the increased popularity of animation and visual effects in video games, movies, television and other platforms, including streaming services.

In this program, can focus on digital film arts, learning cinematography, lighting and audio production, or on digital film arts animation, learning digital graphics production, and 2- and 3-D animation. 

Students seeking to transfer into a digital/film animation program at a university should complete an Associate of Arts degree.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


West Campus

Contact Information

Division of Arts
Dean: 520.206.6690
Dept. Chair: 520.206.6914
Program Advisor: 520.206.6856
Information Sessions


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Film or Video Editor $50,240
Producer/Director $43,670
Sound Editor/Sound Designer $50,240
Camera Operator (TV, video, motion Pictures) $37,135
Multimedia Artist/Animator $22,952


Program/Major Codes: AASDAA/DAA

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