What schools and majors should I consider?

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

THREAD CLOSED
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08 August 2012   #1
Post What schools and majors should I consider?

Hi I am interested in working with a company like Walt Disney or the Orlando Resort as a Concept Designer, Animator or Art Director.

Right now I am a Sophomore pursuing a degree in Computer Science and a degree in Electrical Engineering. I might have to transfer my Junior year and I would like to consider schools with majors where I can combine interests in Science and Art. So, as far as career aspirations-they could really go anywhere.

Any ideas on majors I should look at? Until I actually looked up careers today, I assumed that Computer Science and Engineering would take me into the field that I am interested in. Might I need to find something more art related?

And any recommendations on schools-preferably smaller schools?
 
Old 08 August 2012   #2
Yes, you want to study art in order to be a concept artist or animator. Which isn't to say that there aren't jobs for electrical engineers and computer scientists in the entertainment industry, but they're definitely not art positions.

Carnagie Mellon, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Texas A&M are probably the schools with the best reputation for blending art and technology.
__________________
kevinbakercg.com
 
Old 08 August 2012   #3
Originally Posted by Meloncov: Yes, you want to study art in order to be a concept artist or animator. Which isn't to say that there aren't jobs for electrical engineers and computer scientists in the entertainment industry, but they're definitely not art positions.
.


This. While a technical background can help animators in terms of scripting and such, art directors and concept artists absolutely need an art background.
__________________
leighvanderbyl.com
 
Old 08 August 2012   #4
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



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
CGSociety
Society of Digital Artists
www.cgsociety.org

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

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:55 AM.


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