You will graduate with the skills appropriate for working in the exciting world of features, TV commercials, visual effects, CGI animation, and the games industry. Our graduates become modellers, lighters, riggers, technical animators, effects animators, games environment artists and texture artists. The highly valued computing skills acquired during the course can also be applied to a wide range of other industries.
|Media profession||Job titles||Examples of media companies|
|Television and film production||TV producer, independent television production, television and film assistants||Channel 4, ITV studios, Hammerhead TV|
|Television and film post-production||Television graphics designer, VFX supervisor, digital vision (editing), VFX production assistant, VT operator, digital media designer (motion graphics), 3D artists and compositors, rotoscope artists, film editing||Channel 4, Double Negative, Soho Post Production, Framestore, Firebelly Creative (Teddington), Cinesite, Marvel Studios|
|Web development and design||Web developer and designer||BSkyB Web, independent web design company|
|Interactive media||Flash developer, junior software developer, multimedia programmer (ActionScript)||IBM designer|
|Computer games||Technical animator||Rare Ltd, Blitz Games, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe|
|Higher education and teaching||Multimedia developer and trainer, Interactive Design MA, senior lecture in 3D design and animation, Visual Effects MA (Bournemouth), Communication Design MA (Epsom), Arts MA (York), Character Animation MA (St Martins), Adobe CS5 trainer, graphic designer e-learning||Tolworth Girls School, Kingston University, Adobe and Apple training schemes, Carshalton College|
|Transferable skills for an extensive range of careers||Media sales, marketing and business||Sky TV marketing, Apple sales|
The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has a specialist employability team. It provides friendly and high-quality careers and recruitment guidance, including advice and sessions on job-seeking skills such as CV preparation, application forms and interview techniques. Specific advice is also available for international students about the UK job market and employers' expectations and requirements.
The team runs employer events throughout the year, including job fairs, key speakers from industry and interviews on campus. These events give you the opportunity to hear from, and network with, employers in an informal setting. For example, here students are practising their interview skills with employers at a 'speed interviewing' event on campus.
In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate.
As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:
In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.
If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:
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