|07 July 2009|
CGI Artist (Automotive)
Nissan/Infiniti Motor Company
London, United Kingdom
How important is a Degree?
I have recently completed a 2 year foundation degree in animation.
I am now left with two options. Do I get transferred onto the 3rd year of a BA (Hons) Degree or do I simply pursue my career and begin applying for jobs?
What I am keen to find out is, how valuable is a BA (Hons) Degree in the animation/game/vis effects industry?? and do employers take qualifications into consideration in this way?
I have also attended an intensive 3D animation course in British Columbia Canada when I lived there for a couple of years. Over the years that I have been studying CG I feel that I have built up a strong skill set and now I feel like I am just chasing qualifications because I am told they are important.
Does anybody have any opinions on this? or has anyone got any experiences that they can share? Or maybe an employer or someone who works in the industry can give me their perspective?
Another thing I am conscious of is......what if demand in changes in the future and I find that I am unable to get work because I don't have a degree.
I would greatly appreciate your advice....