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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)16:00 UTC+1 No.431744 Report

If I were to go for a degree in the 3D field, what would be the best degree to get if I wanted to be able to land a job easily?
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)16:04 UTC+1 No.431745 Report

>>431744
A degree doesn't really matter.
It's the portfolio that counts.

A college can really help you out with getting good at 3D but at the same time there is nothing you can learn at College that you can't learn on your own with hard work.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)16:32 UTC+1 No.431749 Report

>>431745
> It's the portfolio that counts.
This.
You may have graduated from a dozen different universities, but if your portfolio won't bring something new to the table, nobody will give a horsecock about your certificates.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)16:34 UTC+1 No.431750 Report

>>431749
thats not true. If you graduate from gnomon in LA people give a horsecock
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)16:57 UTC+1 No.431754 Report

To land a job easily you must be above average in both performance and speed.
You also need to be good at problem solving and dealing with the unexpected. Last but not least, you must be social enough or people won't like you which means you won't be hired

Your best bet is to study what makes you the happiest and what comes the easiest to you.
-If you like it, you study more
-If you study more, you learn more
-If you learn more, you become better
-If it makes you happy you're in a good mood and people will like you more
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)17:01 UTC+1 No.431755 Report

>>431750
> hey there, I graduated from gnomon, but my portfolio is deviantart tier, can i start on monday please ?
just no.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)17:06 UTC+1 No.431757 Report

>>431755
Top artists have deviant art accounts - your opinion means shit. Even ones on covers of magazines that you can buy in store
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)17:23 UTC+1 No.431759 Report

>>431757
i said deviantart tier, i didn't say the best work ever posted in deviantart history
learn to read if u dont wanna get rekt again kiddo
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)17:24 UTC+1 No.431760 Report

>>431759
gb2 reddit
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)17:33 UTC+1 No.431761 Report

>>431760
cry more
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)18:00 UTC+1 No.431763 Report

>>431761
summerfag pls go
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)18:04 UTC+1 No.431764 Report

>>431761
>>431763
>>431760
stay stupid /3/ oh you're so funny
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)18:16 UTC+1 No.431766 Report

>>431764
>>431763
> all them tears
you're too young to troll kid. go away and stay there, this is too much for u to handle
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)20:33 UTC+1 No.431782 Report

>>431745
this, if you can afford university then go for it, but its not necessary
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)17:56 UTC+1 No.431907 Report

A school can help you get the basics and meet the right people
BUT it wont garantee a job easily, since there's more and more school opening, and also economic crisis, etc etc
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)09:05 UTC+1 No.433847 Report

You can do what I did and do a Mickey Mouse course like Games Design, as long as you know that the course itself is useless and what counts is your portfolio. I spent my 3 years of Games Design doing the minimum amount of work needed to pass the course while actually building a portfolio at home.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:14 UTC+1 No.433898 Report

>>431744
None. When I went to college, even a couple of my instructors said a degree didn't really mean anything, and they didn't have one either.

It's all about your demo reel and showing your best work ever.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:15 UTC+1 No.433899 Report

>>433898
>even a couple of my instructors said a degree didn't really mean anything, and they didn't have one either.

so you went to a non-accredited school. Congratulations, retard.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:16 UTC+1 No.433900 Report

>>433898
Also, it'd be cheaper if you actually paid for a Digital Tutors or Gnomon Workshop account... Or using other means to get tutorials. Each are $500/yr.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:21 UTC+1 No.433901 Report

>>433899
>implying there's an accredited 3D school out there
how's that crippling debt for a degree-less profession?
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:25 UTC+1 No.433904 Report

>>433901
>being taught by teachers without degrees
>paying anything for this, including time
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:52 UTC+1 No.433908 Report

>>433904
thinking somebody will hire you over a piece of paper.
look at Alex Alvarez, gnomon workshop founder, self taught, worked on Avatar.

3D is not like Law school for example,
how do you know from two lawyers who is the best?
simple, you look from where he got the degree
but with 3d artists you just look at their portfolio, then you can realize it in 3 fucking seconds.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:55 UTC+1 No.433909 Report

>>433908
Avatar is shit. Just some furry running around with renderman motion blur / dof. Degrees trump any kind of embarrasing furry shit like that anyday.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)20:25 UTC+1 No.433914 Report

>>433909
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)20:39 UTC+1 No.433915 Report

>>433914
post your reel anon. Lets see how that non-accreddited school did. Lets see if it was worth it
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)01:58 UTC+1 No.433944 Report

>>433909
>shitposter hoped somebody would fall for this

>>433915
>nobody fell for it, get's pissed of and asks random anon for reel.

>stay mad
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)02:09 UTC+1 No.433945 Report

>>433944
>confusing posting le may may with posting work

Bad troll. Baaaaaaaaaaaddddd troll
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)02:14 UTC+1 No.433947 Report

this thread is really pointless.
want a job easily? BE FUCKING GOOD.
if you got a degree, that's great and it helps
if you don't that's not gonna stop you, you just need to put more effort.

it's not like being a doctor where you can't even work without a degree.
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Anonymous 08/06/14(Wed)07:12 UTC+1 No.434954 Report

>>431744
Portfolios are important.

But don't cut out the degree. If you're starting out freelance, people regard your university and the degree that you have is key to explaining what your portfolio will entail.

Generally, B.Arch>B.Des>B.FA>B.Art

Architects would usually have structurally sound, mostly physics based, 3D work.

Design shows things that are clean and pretty.

Fine Art shows high polish, mostly simple 3D work. Usually describes photorealism.

Art shows clusterfuck and out of the box thinking.

The best 3d artists have portfolios that include all of these, but if you're already getting a degree, make sure that you specialize in what your degree says.
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Anonymous 08/07/14(Thu)13:57 UTC+1 No.435133 Report

does anyone have a suggestion of a college that offers a good program without breaking the bank? preferably in mass. or florida
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