Animation Generalist

About this Major

This major is designed to teach you the unique skills that set you apart, whether in college programs or the professional world. Students develop creative portfolios to showcase their work.

This is a prerequisite major for all career majors offered within the Animation program.

In this field, tools change at an incredible pace. Both a commitment to lifelong learning and the ability to adapt and work in different styles are important for success. Animators and illustrators must be able to develop work according to design specifications and manage projects and tasks to meet deadlines. Analytical and problem-solving skills, self-motivation, a strong sense of ownership, attention to detail and a disciplined approach to quality are all essential. In addition, because animators and illustrators often work as a part of a team, strong communication skills are important.

Eligible Licensures/Certifications

Adobe Certified Professional in the following areas:

  • Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop

*One certification paid for by Francis Tuttle. Additional, optional certifications are available at the student's expense.

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students


Reno, Rockwell

Total Hours Required



  • Full-time: 5 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 10 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance


Daytime classes, two sessions: Monday — Friday

  • 7:55 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.
  • High school students and part-time adults enroll in either AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.


*Indicates an elective course. Students select one elective.

  • Design and Illustration Fundamentals 120 hours
  • *3D Animation Fundamentals 120 hours
  • 2D Animation Fundamentals 120 hours
  • Motion Design Fundamentals 120 hours
  • *Storyboarding Fundamentals 120 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Professional: Visual Design using Photoshop

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • One certification paid by Francis Tuttle
  • Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

No cost

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$10 - $20

per hour

Pass Rate


Pass Rate

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Film and/or television production companies, video game production, organizations with in-house graphic design support, animation and character illustration, marketing firms, advertising departments, internet-based businesses

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