The creative and technical skills developed in an animation degree open up career possibilities in film and a range of other creative and digital roles
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
- Games developer
- Graphic designer
- VFX artist
- Web designer
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
- Advertising art director
- Exhibition designer
- Film director
- Film/video editor
- Multimedia specialist
- Production designer, theatre/television/film
- Television production coordinator
- Television/film/video producer
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don’t restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
Animation is a competitive area but work experience can help to develop your technical skill set, build your network, and give you access to further opportunities. Gaining relevant experience in the animation industry will be extremely useful, as will broader film or TV experience, working in roles such as a runner.
You could also look for opportunities which allow you to develop complementary skills, such as working with others, working independently and managing your own time.
Consider opportunities within student media, promotion or fundraising. Or offer to create promotional shorts or animations for the website of a charity or not-for-profit organisation.