Degree in AnimationWatch
Getting a job as an animator is much more possible - there are lots of animation positions available. I would recommend looking for a degree that teaches both areas; animation and concept art, but be aware that the 3D Animation parts of those degrees will be more likely to get you hired than the design side. You don't have to study a video game degree to become an animator in video games; the principles of animation are the same in whatever software you use; however if you have to get into the technical side of character animation (rigging) then it can be useful to have some understanding of the differences between real time rigs and the rigs that get used in the film industry. Good luck.
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At Staffs, we offer most of the degrees you're talking about - Concept Art for Games and Film, Games Art, Games Design and also Animation - and on our Animation degree, you can choose to specialise in Computer Games Animation - so this might be an option if you are keen to get into computer games animation specifically.
On the Animation degree, there's lots of flexibility in modules so you can choose your specialism, ie 3D design - and we also have a huge MoCap studio which is a great facility that students across our animation and games courses can use. For our Games Art, Animation and Concept Art courses, you need 112 UCAS points, whereas you need 120 UCAS points for our Games Design courses.
Although these courses are all around a similar area, they are quite different so it's worth having a read through the course pages on our website to try and see which is right for you.
If you'd like to know more about any of these degrees, including job prospects and possible career options, let me know and I can provide you with the course lecturer details so you can get in touch.