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Old 01 January 2010   #1
Degree in 3D ?

Hello, I just finished my education from Gnomon School of Visual effects and i have a professional certificate. Before coming to Gnomon i was doing my degree in VFX which i could not finish / complete for some reasons. But now i realized degree is very important. So i am planning to do a degree in 3d or arts.

I would love to study in UK or Australia. i came across on some collages as i did search on google.
would you recommend me a reputated college ./university that offers degree program in 3d/ art.

that will be helpful. Please understand that i do search myself i am not lazy. its just if i like something and someone over here recommends the same solution its helps to make up mind.

thanks
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Old 01 January 2010   #2
So how was the program?

So how was the Gnomon program? I find it interesting that you want a formal degree after going to Gnomon. Usually, it is the other way around.
 
Old 01 January 2010   #3
Originally Posted by taxguy: So how was the Gnomon program? I find it interesting that you want a formal degree after going to Gnomon. Usually, it is the other way around.


well just realised as i dont have a degree and gnomon program was not a degree program, so i need a degree. No specific reason of looking for a degree program after attending gnomon.
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Old 01 January 2010   #4
I don't understand. I mean, I looked at your demo reel. Its great.
I don't think you should have a problem finding work.

If you "need" a degree for whatever reason. Find a community college
pick the easiest program to go into and get that degree.

Is there a reason you need a degree?
 
Old 01 January 2010   #5
Your reel is gorgeous, you seriously do NOT need a degree! Now with that being said, if you CHOOSE to go for one, I'd go for a cheap degree at Community College or something.. but if I were you, I'd be sending my reel out and getting ready to work in the industry!
 
Old 01 January 2010   #6
In the field of 3D/acting/other performance arts, it is more about what you can do (sell yourself with a showreel) rather than the diploma you hang on your wall. Unless you plan on not making VFX your career, I wouldn't suggest wasting the money.

BTW, your reel is amazing.
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Old 01 January 2010   #7
I would trade in my degree to have your type of skill work. I wish i would have gone to Gnomon instead of westwood college.
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Old 01 January 2010   #8
well some of us know how hard it can be for people from out of the country (usa) to get a job here. i think maybe he feels that getting a degree will help his chances for getting work outside his home country.

although his reel is great, when applying for a visa, they could care less. they want to see that you look good on PAPER

i hope things work out for your Raj, you are the most talent hard surface modeler i have ever met!
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Old 01 January 2010   #9
Good reel. As a former Gnomon student. I don't get why you feel like you need a degree....i guess if you want to teach it would help.

In reality, the only thing that you have to represent you when you send your reel in, is exactly that your reel. As far as i know, as a modeler/artist its all about your skill.
If getting a degree will make you feel better by all means go ahead, but the best way to put it is this way, say you spend what 2 maybe 4 years on a degree, but you can get a job, what would matter more 2 or 4 years from now.

Good work. I think if you're having a hard time finding work it's sucks, but i can say it has more to do with the economy more than anything.
 
Old 01 January 2010   #10
Originally Posted by AET23: I would trade in my degree to have your type of skill work. I wish i would have gone to Gnomon instead of westwood college.


No my friend, You think is all because i studied at Gnomon ? Nop, its nothing liek that, its all about hard work, School only teaches you tools, Yes i know you herd that many time. Its all about how you see things
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Old 01 January 2010   #11
hey rajbirdhalla

im in same boat as you

if you need degree , go ahead.
if you want to work abroad or some company degree is essential.

what do you mean by reputable school?
you dont have money barrier? try full sail or academy of art.

I almost go there almost. but faith choose different path, i took some other school instead ,
its fine .


to be honest your artwork is ready for industry level. but i think you have some other reason dont ya . thats a spirit!
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Old 01 January 2010   #12
Originally Posted by Wongedan: if you want to work abroad or some company degree is essential.


No, it isn't. It helps, but it's absolutely not essential.
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Old 01 January 2010   #13
oh my bad lingo>.<, yea I mean it helps.

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