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New Mexico State University

What Can I Do With a Major In Animation and Visual Arts?

"Filmmaking, for many, has been a subject of interest and fascination from the 1890's to today. People are always trying and will always try to push the edge of creativity in technology to improve their craft."

Areas of Focus

The four basic groupings for career paths in the film production industry are studio or production company executive, production department, art department, and technical/hands-on jobs.


Career Titles

Assistant Animator
Character Developer
Storyboard Artist
Background Animator
Inker, Opaquer, Checker
Film Editor
Special Effects Animator
Project Manager
Art Director
Color key/color stylist
Background Layout
Background Painter
Character Animator
Effects Animator
Effects Assistant
Production Coordinator


Career Related Websites

Animator: Job description and activities
Animation Arena
Media Bistro
American Cinema Editors
Entertainment Careers
Media Careers