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Ushi asked in TravelAsia PacificJapan · 10 months ago

Do I need a arts diploma degree to be hired in the animation industry in japan?

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  • 10 months ago
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    Do you NEED a Diploma??

    NO

    You do need very good qualifications as you are not only person on the planet with basic skills.

    You need to show you bring something to your future employer that they NEED and do not get from 100;s of other applicants.

    You then NEED to show the Japanese Government Immigration department that you are better candidate than many others to make Japan just a little better for you being there.

    Everyone knows what YOU want. A job.

    What does the country and employer get out of this arrangement?

    As there is lots of competition for entry level positions suggest you have more than just the minimum qualifications.

    Can you do your job in a second or third language. Your skills at your work station might be in English do you also expect all your co workers and employer to only use your language in all they do during the workday.

    You would be expected to follow emergency procedures and not need a translator to take you to safety. Can you understand the emergency Public address messages?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5fFXa_xh4U

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    You can apply. suggest you need much more than just a diploma. Submit samples of your published creative production in addition to academic training.

    If you need to ask you probably do not have most employers minimal hiring requirements.

    You can try.

    It would help if you were top student in your class.

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  • Quinn
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    No. You need a college degree.

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  • John
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    With honors and heavy on the animation would be even better.

    It is true - as the other answer popped up along with mine. If you are IMMENSELY talented then maybe you'd get in the door. There are 50,000 or more college graduates a year specializing in animation. It has become one of the most competitive fields in the world.

    Pixar, today, Character shading. Sort of a support kind of job:

    Work should exhibit a strong emphasis on surface history, demonstrating knowledge of how materials interact, change, and respond to illumination

    Groom experience a plus

    Color, composition, and render quality will also be evaluated

    Reel should include both turntables and animated shots; material and layer breakdowns a plus

    Personal artwork may be included, if relevant

    Experience using 3D animation software required

    Graphics programming, including: Renderman, Maya, SideFX Houdini and The Foundry's Nuke, & Katana a plus

    Experience writing shaders with any major shading language (osl, rsl, glsl, C++) a plus

    Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Animation or Fine Arts recommended, though not required

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  • .
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Not necessarily. Speaking fluent Japanese and having good computer skills would be an asset.

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