As with any career path, getting a job is a job. The Center for Career Services' personnel at Ringling College of Art and Design are available to help students with career preparation when a student seeks assistance.

In addition to talent and persistence, the utilization of the Center for Career Services' programs and resources should result in the first step towards a successful career in the world of art and design.

The list below indicates the types of career paths which could be pursued upon graduation from Ringling College of Art and Design as a Computer Animation major.

Some of these occupations may require additional training, certification, education or experience. The Center for Career Services can provide information and resources relating to these career options.

Computer Animation Popular Career Options:

  1. 3D Character Animation for Feature Film 
  2. Compositing and Special Effects for Film
  3. 3D Modeling for Video Games 
  4. 3D Animation for Games 
  5. Lighting and Texturing for Games and Film 
  6. Animation for Location-Based Entertainment [Theme Park Rides] 
  7. Technical Director 
  8. Concept / Layout /Storyboard Artist 
  9. Broadcast Design & Animation [Television] 
  10. Scientific Visualization

Ringling College hosts dozens of recruiters annually from the biggest name companies around the country. While on campus, these recruiters typically offer a presentation open to students in all class years which details what they are looking for in potential new hires. In addition, they review portfolios and interview prospective employees and interns.

Information on upcoming recruiter visits is posted on College Central. As a Ringling College student, you can set up an account on our system to post your resumé, and search 1000's of part-time, full-time, freelance, and temporary employment opportunities and internships. There is no cost for this service and our resources are available to you when you become a Ringling College graduate from wherever and whenever needed.

We think you'll agree with dozens of recruiters around the country that Ringling College students and alumni are ready for the workforce!

For more information on careers for Computer Animation, see the proof.


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Some examples of where Computer Animation Alumni have been hired:

Primary Business Organization Name  -   Position

Lucas Film, LTD - Managing Digital Supervisor

Pixar Animation Studios - Technical Director

The Third Floor, Inc. - Previs Animator

Nickelodeon - Character Animator

Rockstar New England - Animation Lead

Electronic Arts - Character Animator

Kumkwat Entertainment - Animator/3D Artist

COPA, LLC - Animator

Dreamworks Animation SKG - Character Animator

Bally Technologies - Multi-Media Tech III

Rhythm & Hues - Lead Animator

Blue Sky Studios - Art Director

Blur Studio - Animation Supervisor

id Software - Animator

SCAD Atlanta - Associate Dean of School of Film and Digital Media

Walt Disney Animation Studios - Character TD

Sony Pictures Imageworks - Senior Character Animator

Brain Zoo Studios - Character Animator

343 Industries - Lead Vignette Animator

Animation Mentor - Mentor

Superfad - Modeler

Spacejunk - Creative Director

Don Phillips Jr. Animation and Illustration - Owner

Spooky Cool Labs - Modeling Supervisor

Sky Skan, Inc. - Graphic Artist

EA Tiburon - Associate Character Animator

Reel FX - Development Executive/Producer

BioWare - Animator

Sledgehammer Games - Lighter

Lucid Global - Artist

Moonbot Studios - Partner

Laika Entertainment - Visual Development Artist

LEGO - Freelance 3D Artist

Digital Domain - Story Artist

Raven Software (Activision) - Animator

Gravity - Animator

Blausen Medical - Medical Animator

Augsburg Fortress Publishers - Freelance Animator

Mackevision - 3D Artist

Activision - Artist

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC - Animator

General Motors Advanced Design Center - Digital Sculptor / Maya Visualization

Junction Point Studios - Animator

Telltale Games - Animator

Vicious Cycle Software - Artist

THQ - Principal Animator

Retro Studios - Character Animator

David and Goliath - Licensing Art Manager

Method Studios LA - Rigging Lead