Quotes“Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.”
― Walt Disney
“The worst thing a kid can say about homework is that it is too hard. The worst thing a kid can say about a game is it's too easy.”
― Henry Jenkins
The spectrum of jobs and needs in the computer animation and game development industries requires not a single focus from a single individual, but a varied set of skills and talent among a diverse set of collaborative project team members.
- Artists knowledgeable in the principles of graphics, animation, and computer graphics tools are needed to assist in the creative process of a project. The production members of a team would edit and produce the final pieces with special effects.
- Production team members are needed who are versed in a variety of software packages and who have modeling skills, paint skills for texture mapping, compositing knowledge, and knowledge of cameras, studio setup, and editing.
- Computer graphics programmers and technical directors with programming skills and backgrounds in art and communications would find career opportunities in a large and diverse set of industries utilizing computer graphics and animation.
Our diverse student population enters careers in:
- video game
The opportunities and tasks within the computer graphics and animation industries require project team members with a varied set of skills and talent working in collaboration. The proposed degrees provide students with the background and skills needed to be productive members of such diverse teams.