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Computer Graphics Technology BSc(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

Graduates of this course will have gained the skills that are appropriate for working in the exciting world of features, TV commercials, visual effects, CGI animation, and games and multimedia industries, as technical directors, modellers, lighters, riggers, technical animators, effects animators, shader writers, environment artists, texture artists, compositors, multimedia developers or graphics and interactivity programmers. Graduates will also acquire highly valued computing skills that can be applied to a wide range of industries.

Examples of recent graduate destinations

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

Careers and recruitment advice

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.

Students practising interview skills at a 'speed interviewing' eventThe 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:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

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.

Courses available after you graduate

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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