CGTalk > Main > Education
Login register
Thread Closed share thread « Previous Thread | Next Thread »  
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-30-2009, 12:11 PM   #1
New Member
Tomas Lenton
Derby, United Kingdom
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1
Help with Careers

Firstly, Hi I'm AllorNothing117 and this is my first post.

I'm very much into animation. I'd love to do an Animation Degree course at University. I have done plenty of 2D animation on programs like Serif and Pivot stick. How do I progress from here, to a stage where I can aplly for a 3D animation course and have a decent chance of getting in?

Thank you ^_^

I look forward to "meeting" you all
Old 07-01-2009, 06:24 PM   #2
Jason Roll
Art Student
Art Institute of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, United States
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 48
It really just depends on what school you want to go to. Some schools require portfolios and others do not. I highly suggest scouting for the right school and getting feed back from multiple forums. Just because they offer an animation program does not mean that its a good one.

And stay away from online schools. Being in animation, you are going to interact with people in your career and in the pipe line. You won't gain those skills through online courses.
Old 07-01-2009, 06:39 PM   #3
stuartb's Avatar
Brett Stuart
AM Student
SF Bay Area, USA
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 94
Originally Posted by JasonRoll
And stay away from online schools. Being in animation, you are going to interact with people in your career and in the pipe line. You won't gain those skills through online courses.

I think this couldn't be further from the truth. I'm currently attending Animation Mentor and its leaps and bounds better than the Art University I attended. Here's the huge CGTalk thread about AM:
Old 07-01-2009, 08:12 PM   #4
Paul McLaughlin
Paul McLaughlin's Avatar
Kevin Miles
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 357
Devote your life into finding out exactly what to do and how to act, then go do the exact opposite... Thank me when you are a millionaire and directing your own films.
Old 07-03-2009, 03:54 AM   #5
New Member
RoamingGnome's Avatar
Sacramento, USA
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 8
I've learned quite a lot from youtube tutorials. The real use for a school in my case has been for discounted software
Old 07-03-2009, 06:26 AM   #6
mr Bob
CG Sup
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,345
Hi ,
Going to university is the correct approach to take. Those people who seem to think online learning is the way to go have just missed the main advantages you get from university.

1) You get the chance to meet people who share your interests and work in group projects.Team skills are very valuable
2) You get exposed to a broad range of subject areas
3) you get a taste of living away from home and gain those life skills !

4) you get a degree which means you can if you wish at some point work in other countries. Many require a degree for a visa.

The best course you can go to into the UK is Bournemouth without a shadow of a doubt !
Old 07-03-2009, 06:26 AM   #7
CGTalk Moderation
CGTalk Forum Leader
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,066,478
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
Thread Closed share thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Society of Digital Artists

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.