Well, I figured out that the computer animation major at my school (Ringling) of choice is … animating! It never really hit me, but that is the focus of it. They cover everything, but there’s a focus on animation. But is this because animation is hard and needs more focus or are there other focuses of CG? Which path would be recommended for a versatile degree? I don’t know what industry I want to do, but I would love to do animated movies or real movies with composites and 3D effects or even a videogame company.
There are two other degrees at the school, Motion Design (Media and commercials, not too appealling to me, but it’s more FX based) and then there’s Game Art & Design, which covers environments, character animation, and game design principlies and working in engines, but I feel it’s too focused on games. And while the degree seems very practical and useful, I’m not sure how other companies would feel about a “Video game” degree.