In 2017, Newzoo released a quarterly update of its Global Games Market report, which showed that some 2.2 billion gamers across the globe were expected to generate $108.9 billion in game revenues that year. “This represents an increase of $7.8 billion, or 7.8%, from the year before,” according to the report, and it was estimated that digital game revenues would account for $94.4 billion or 87% of the global market.
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With an eight percent increase in overall employment for the 2016-2026 decade, and average salaries already around an impressive $70,500 annually, things are looking pretty promising for today’s animation and multimedia graduates. If you would like to become a member of this lucky group, it’s time to enroll in an animation program.
If you want to be a game designer, you couldn’t have picked a better time to pursue your dream. Today’s designers have more degree options than ever before, and many of these programs prepare graduates for careers in areas other than games. A good example is the Computer Science (CS) degree. Many of today’s top CS programs offer concentrations in Game Development, Game Programming, Game Design and more, with a computer science core that remains sold.
If you haven’t yet decided where you would like to earn your animation degree this fall or the next, we’ve discovered several distinctive programs around the globe that should be on your list of possibilities. One program is set to become Alberta, Canada’s first Applied Degree in Animation and Visual Effects, while a graduate 3D Computer Animation program is set to launch at one of the coolest creative communications colleges in London.
If you haven’t heard yet, a hefty number of schools have begun offering game design degrees at all levels. And guess what? Many are available 100% online or in hybrid format, and all are accepting applications right now.
We are pleased to announce that Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University, Lindenwood University, Long Island University, and Regent University now offer programs leading to a BA, BFA, BS or MA in Game Design, Computer Science, Digital Design and more. Here you go.
This past winter, colleges and universities around the globe welcomed thousands of students into hundreds of newly launched art and design programs. Among them were dozens of animation programs designed to educate and train aspiring animators at all levels. Today, several schools would like to let you know they have added a number of new animation programs or courses to their collection of offerings, and all are accepting applications right now.
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Degrees Offered: Certificate in 3D Animation; Certificate in 3D Character.
1 California Institute of the Arts
2 Ringling College of Art and Design
3 School of Visual Arts
4 University of Southern California
The animation category at this year’s Oscars featured some of the world’s best animated shorts and films produced in 2017. Some say the selections were also some of the best and most innovative animated films ever made. One would only have to take one look at Loving Vincent, an animated feature about Vincent van Gogh, to realize that the bar in the world of animation has reached an all-time high. The production is the world’s first fully oil painted feature film.