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As public awareness of 3D has grown, so have the number of ‘me too’ degrees.
Avoid general multimedia courses that only offer 3D as a module – they won’t provide enough depth.
Investigate the college’s connections with industry too: your ability to find a job will be determined by your awareness of current practices.
Have the staff worked in the field? How recently? Does the college have established links with local studios, or visiting tutors from the industry?
Most of all, check graduate employment rates. Few provide this data online, but it should be available on request.
As a guide, the leading courses we contacted quoted rates of 80 per cent or more after a year. Failure to provide figures should ring alarm bells.
“It shouldn’t be hard to pinpoint graduate employment, especially in the age of Facebook and LinkedIn. It’s worrying some courses don’t maintain that link with graduates,” says Sofronis Efstathiou, MA3D programme leader at Bournemouth Uni’s National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA).
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on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 at 3:42 pm under Analysis, Features.
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