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Question by rs13141: Film or Art for Animation in College?
I’m going to be transferring to a new school come this summer and I’m looking to do both Film and Art (Drawing/Painting). After I graduate I hope to enroll in Animation Mentor to learn the art of animation. What I am wondering is would it be more IDEAL to major in Film or in Arts? My idea was to major in Film because it would give me a backup career choice plus it might be more beneficial to an animation company having skills with film and production. On the other hand, I would like to improve my art skills (esp. in life drawing). I feel if I were to major in Film I wouldn’t have enough time/credits to take additional art classes beyond what is required for a minor. I would just like some advice on what would benefit me more.
Answer by Brant J
Between the two, I would recommend being a film major. Most good film programs will offer a couple of classes in animation, so you can get a better taste for the medium that way. And you can always take a minor in Fine Art to develop your drawing and painting skills.
Keep in mind that most professional animation is being done on computers these days, so make sure you also get experience using professional animation software and CGI.
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