A multimedia and animation degree prepares you for a career to create animation, visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other media.
A multimedia and animation degree usually requires a bachelor’s degree in computer graphics, animation, fine art, or a related field. If your focus in the degree is art, then you have courses in painting, drawing, and sculpture. If your focus is animation, then you will take courses in drawing, animation, and film. Some schools specialize in degrees in interactive media or game design.
It is important to note, that employers look for a strong portfolio and strong technical skills and this occupation is a competitive one.
List are a few of the most common industries to work for:
- motion picture and video industries
- computer systems design and related services
- software publishers
- advertising, public relations, and related services
In addition, your degree can set you up to become an art director, graphic designer, or web developer.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that 57 percent of people in this career field are self-employed. If you have developed that strong portfolio and strong technical skills that make you competitive in this market you may like the idea of working for yourself.