Employment Trends in Animation and Related Fields

Florida Animation Schools August 28, 2015

Florida

Aspiring animators in Florida will find that The Sunshine State has a lot to offer. For starters, the state is home to some of the nation’s top art and design schools including Ringling College of Art and Design, UCF School of Visual Arts and Design, and the College of the Arts at University of Florida, to name a few. Florida is also home to dozens of production companies and animation studios as well as the historic Universal Studios. To become a part of Florida’s promising animation scene, it’s best to choose the right training program. Fortunately, Florida is also home to a wide variety of schools that offer top-tier animation programs

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Animation Schools in Texas August 27, 2015

Texas

With a population of more than 27 million, the hearty State of Texas is the second largest state in the U.S. The Lone Star State also has one of the largest collections of colleges in the country (252), the flags of six different nations fly over it, and it is home to some of the largest ranches in the world.

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 Wisconsin Photography

Photographers use digital cameras, computers, mobile communications, and other equipment to capture images. Some specialize in photographing people, while others may specialize in photographing landscapes, merchandise, animals, events, or other subjects. Talented photographers are in demand in many fields. The industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation include professional, technical and scientific services; radio and television broadcasting; independent artists, writers, and performers; newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers, and scenic and sightseeing transportation, water. Colleges, universities, and professional schools also employ hundreds of skilled photographers to help develop the next wave of photojournalists, aerial photographers, fashion photographers, and more. 

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Virginia

The worldwide video game industry rakes in billions of dollars each year. One of the fastest growing areas in the industry, however, is digital games. Sales and profits in the digital games arena have skyrocketed, and this often makes up for lagging sales of console video games. According to numerous reports, even when sales of video games (and accompanying hardware accessories) are down, the sale of games that are purely digital help keep the industry on top. The following are some other interesting game facts to chew on: 

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Illustration Schools in California

With nearly 39 million residents, California has the largest population in the U.S. It is home to three of the nation’s top ten largest cities—Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose, and it is home to more artists than any other place on the planet.

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Film Schools in Texas August 20, 2015

Texas Film

Texas is not on the outside looking in. The Lone Star State is as much a part of the film scene as any other top ten state and the industry here is growing. More than 1,000 projects have been filmed in Texas over the years, including some of the most controversial films in history. Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Midnight Cowboy (1969), The Last Picture Show (1971), Apollo 13 (1995), Good Will Hunting (1997), Boys Don't Cry (1999), and Kill Bill (2003) are just a few of the best films shot (or partly shot) in the State of Texas. Some of Texas’s most recent film credits include Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)The Tree of Life (2011),Spy Kids 4 (2011), True Grit (2010)There Will Be Blood (2007), and No Country for Old Men (2007). The television series Dallas (1978-1991)Friday Night Lights (2006-2011), and The Lying Game (2011-2013) filmed in Texas as well.

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Texas

Did you know that around 67 percent of U.S. households play video games? Did you also know that kids do not dominate the world of gaming? It’s true. According to the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), in 2010, just 25 percent of gamers were under 18. The average age of a gamer is actually 34, and the most frequent game purchaser is often around 39. Further, around 49 percent of gamers are 18-49 years of age and twenty-six percent were over 50. What’s even more surprising? Around two out of every five players are female. 

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California

In 2014, Robert Morris University-Illinois made League of Legends a varsity sport. It was the  first school in the U.S. to place eSports in the same league (no pun) as basketball, football, and hockey. To those who are familiar with the booming gaming industry, RMU’s move isn’t surprising. For everyone else, this came as quite a surprise. Just so the next big thing to happen in gaming won’t surprise you, here’s why academic institutions (and everyone else) are jumping on the gameplay bandwagon.    

Around 67 percent of U.S. households play video games and most of these gamers are not kids. According to the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), the average age of a gamer is 34 and the most frequent game purchaser is often around 39. In 2010, 49 percent of gamers were 18-49 years of age and twenty-six percent were over 50. Just 25 percent of gamers were under 18. Even more amazing is, around two out of every five players are female.

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Ohio graphic design schools: most expensive to least expensive

Ohio is home to 215 Title IV degree-granting institutions. To become a Title IV school, an institution must meet five requirements. They must have (1) accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, (2) offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, (3) sign a participation agreement with the Department, (4) grant an associate's degree or higher, and (5) be in business for at least two years. Once these requirements have been met, the school becomes eligible for Title IV federal financial-aid programs. 

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Wisconsin Graphic Design Schools

Wisconsin is home 84 Title IV degree-granting colleges and universities. Many of the state’s top Title IVs offer excellent programs for graphic designers. Just a few of Wisconsin’s best schools for artists include Viterbo University of La Crosse, Carroll University of Waukesha, and the University of Wisconsin system.

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