Our graduates are currently at work in a wide range of creative positions, from being team members at major studios through to design houses around the world.
Our Animation Alumni are working across the gaming, animation, television and advertising industries to name a few and some individuals are even running their own small studios or freelancing successfully for their own clients.
There are a wide variety of roles that you could venture into after finishing your Animation Bachelor Degree at JMC Academy, so take a look through the below list and see if any roles catch your eye!
Animators create animation and visual effects for a wide range of media using illustrations and software programs. They get to create, plan, and script animated narrative sequences, and assist with background design and production coordination. Animators work primarily in; Motion picture and video industries, Games, Software Publishers, Advertising, Infographics, Broadcast & Motion Design, and PR and specialist design companies.
Many animators are self-employed, and either work from home or work in various office settings on a freelance basis. Contract work on specific projects is another common form of employment.
Character rigging involves manipulating the geometry of characters and building skeletons and controls for them. It, therefore, requires precision, technical skill, and a keen eye. Character riggers often work for animation studios, visual effects houses, game design companies, and design firms.
3D modellers create various images and models and their specialities are desired in a number of fields. Animation Career Review describes how "3D modellers work in film and video production studios, visual effects houses, game design companies, advertising and graphic design firms, web design firms, software companies, architecture firms, laboratories (both science and medical), colleges and universities, product design firms, and manufacturing firms (retail, home, tools, etc.)".
Modellers also work in aerospace and for environmental agencies, automotive companies, retail firms, government agencies, crime labs (forensics), interior design firms, building technology firms, real estate companies, and many others. Enough to pick there for you?!
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It is the animation director’s role to interpret a brief and make sure all of the team including animators and assistants are working to that brief by reviewing and managing the animation teams. Directors work in a variety of settings including animation studios, visual effects houses, TV & film production studios, game development companies, advertising agencies or as freelancers on a project to project basis.
Forensic Animators use computer graphics to recreate events through observations from eye witnesses, police officers, forensic experts and other evidence to create an animation version of a given accident or crime. Forensic animators primarily work for law enforcement agencies, investigation firms, attorneys, the government or science labs.
Earning some of the highest salaries in the career world, mathematical modellers pinpoint the essence of what makes something work by using mathematical concepts and language and then simulating it.
Animation Career Review describes how "Mathematical modellers work in dozens of different industries from aerospace to zoology. In entertainment-focused industries, mathematical modellers may work on technical teams in video game design, video game programming, animation, and film and video."