Looking for an entry level job or internship in animation? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.
If the art of animation interests you, then some possible careers include a 2D or 3D animator, a digital cel animator, a character designer, or a mixed media animator, depending on where your animation interests lie. If the programming interests you more, jobs in software development and production–writing the scripts that make the animations animate–would be more up your alley. No matter which side of animation interests you more, knowing a little about the other part of animation will only help you.
While entering a career in entertainment is a popular option, it’s not the only one. Game companies, movie studios, and cartoon channels employ a lot of animators, but simulations and virtual reality are becoming more common, and animations are often used for training as well.
|ANIMATION - Gameplay Animation Lead|
Sucker Punch Productions Bellevue, WA
|Gameplay Animator - Fortnite|
Epic Games Cary, NC
|Cinematic Animator - Destiny|
Vicarious Visions Albany, NY
|Art: Senior Animator|
ArenaNet Bellevue, WA
BLACKLINE Woodland Hills, CA
|Civil CAD Designer/Drafter|
Hellas Construction Austin, TX
|Senior Graphic Designer|
IDEO Palo Alto, CA
J. Walter Thompson Worldwide New York, NY
|Motions Graphic Artist Rochester|
Screenvision New York, NY
|2017 Summer Intern Graphic Design|
THE SPACESHIP COMPANY Mojave, CA
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