It is important for us to help bridge the gap between industry and education. We want to find, inspire and nurture the talent of the future. Axis Studios develop and continue to build relationships with local schools, colleges, and universities and raise awareness of the options available within the animation industry. Some of our successful education programs have brought opportunities for entry-level roles.
The animation industry is an ever-popular career choice with the development of animation and advancement of CG and technology in the entertainment industry. Although this makes the field very competitive, it also provides the opportunity for those with raw talent, real passion, drive and enthusiasm to shine. Dedication and hard work is essential as jobs in the field are incredibly limited and very competitive.
Anyone wanting to succeed will need to do plenty of research and be committed to developing their skill-set. Watch plenty shows, television, and films, go to events, festivals and exhibitions, make contacts within the industry, enter competitions, keep your portfolio and showreel fresh and relevant whilst keeping in with the relevant trade shows.
It is not essential to have completed a course at university, art school or college, as some dedicated artists are self-taught. However, it can be immensely helpful and desirable to both student and employers that can teach far more than just the course work. There are a number of courses available covering most aspects of animation nationwide. Animation courses can be found at www.ucas.com