Computer Animation Degrees: Career Options for Graduates with a Degree in Computer Animation

Published Aug 11, 2009

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Over the past decade or so, Computer Animation has become a popular choice for people interested in a career in graphic arts. Computer Animation has become the most widely used method in which to create images for everything from video games to motion pictures. Graduates with any type of degree in Computer Animation have a considerable number of career options in this field.

Associate's Degree in Computer Animation Career Summary

Students of an associate's degree program in Computer Animation learn the fundamentals that will prepare them for nearly any entry-level position. Graduates of an associate's degree program in Computer Animation can expect to find jobs as technical artists, multimedia designers or Web designers. Those holding an associate's degree in Computer Animation must typically gain at least five years experience in the field before they can expect to advance in their career.

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Animation Career Summary

Many bachelor's degree programs in Computer Animation incorporate business courses that can help to prepare students for higher-level positions in the Computer Animation industry. In many cases, a bachelor's degree can qualify graduates to assume positions without the three to five years' experience sought in applicants with a 2-year degree. Those with a bachelor's degree in Computer Animation might qualify for jobs as senior technical artists, animation supervisors, lead graphic designers or lead animators for feature films or video games.

Master's Degree in Computer Animation Career Summary

As in most fields, a master's degree in Computer Animation can help students who wish to pursue upper-level management positions. These types of positions might be found in Computer Animation production companies, video game production companies or graphic design firms. A master's degree in Computer Animation might be required for those seeking teaching positions at colleges, universities or technical schools.

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