Hey, I'm currently a student at UCA Rochester on the foundation and we are about to specialize but I am incredibly conflicted. I am equally drawn to illustration, animation and film so I am reluctant to give any up. I wondered if I could get any student opinions on what it's like studying the degrees: Farnham 'illustration', 'animation' and 'film production'; and Canterbury 'illustration and animation'.
It is worth noting that I have always drawn so that's why illustration is an option for me, but i want to expand my experimentation into more digital stuff, It is only through the foundation i have tried animation and film but i really enjoyed it. I would really like some advice from those who have done or are studying those degrees and what they like doing art wise whether there is room to try new things, and maybe also the job prospects they feel they are able to follow through into (not just whats on the website). Can you animate as part of film production? is animation really stressful or rewarding with the end result? Is the illustration and animation degree as relevant in terms of job prospects? Is it worth jumping into something relatively new or should I stick with what I know? How did you choose the degrees you were on?
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