Paving Your Way to an Animation Career
Digital design and animation programs are often viewed with an constrictive understanding where most think its implications are only related to film making and advertising. But there is more that could be done with an animation degree, the job field is constantly expanding and new animation requirements are needed for many innovative projects.
Animation degrees are to be chosen wisely, there are many programs available and each unique in their own view. There are a number of ways in pursuing a career in design and animation. First and foremost you should be clear on what you wish to obtain throughout the course of your education and what set of skills you ought to have by the end of your course. This process will seem easier if you have already set a goal as to what your career path should be, whether it be working with motion pictures, campaigning and adverts, software designs, video game designing etc.
After deciding on your career preference you have to learn about the skill set needed for that job and the animation software(s) you need to master. These details could be easily obtained by either asking someone working in the design and animation field, or through a simple web search.
Once you've collected all the necessary information your search for a suitable degree program more easier. You can also opt for certification courses to learn simultaneously with your degree program. You need not wait till the end of your course to add an extra skill or two to polish your resume.
A bachelor's degree in animation may take three to four years to complete, depending on your degree and institution. You can also pursue your career with an associates degree that takes two years to complete. After which you will be able to train for working with motion pictures, television, software design and more. A master's degree in animation takes up to two years, the prerequisites for this may include a bachelors degree in the same field and work experience (depending on the institution).
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