You might have read that we recently surveyed people working in the industry for their thoughts about their jobs and the world they work in. We’ve now taken this one step further by asking graduates about their expectations of a career in this field.
One of the great things we found was that CG graduates are pretty realistic – the working hours don’t seem to put them off and the salary is not a deciding factor for those hoping to enter the industry (doing something they love is far more important).
This is good to see as CG students currently have strong employment opportunities within the industry. You may have heard that the FDA has said UK box offices are set to take in £1billion this year and with 3D cinemas showing big-ticket blockbuster movies, including today's release of Avatar, the CG industry needs to produce top-notch talent more then ever before.
It’s so encouraging to hear that new CG graduates bear realistic expectations of what it’s like to work in the industry and still want to pursue training and employment opportunities. Graduates are pretty clued up and place great importance around career fulfillment – which is good news. CG is one area where the UK really does lead the world and a constant flow of new talent will ensure this continues to be the case.