Animated Women UK Education – Career Resources for Animation and VFX

Are you interested in a career in Animation or Visual Effects, but not sure where to begin? 

The Animated Women Education team have rounded up the top online resources to help you discover the best places to study, information on different job roles and apprenticeship opportunities.

ACCESS:VFX

A global, industry-led, non-profit organisation championing  inclusion, diversity, awareness and opportunity with the creative industries.

Check out the fantastic ACCESS:VFX Blog, covering careers advice, day in the life and events.

The ACCESS:VFX Podcast is a fantastic source of inspiration, covering a variety of topics with artists, producers and early career starters.

Screen Skills

The industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based creative industries - animation, film, games, television including children's TV and high-end drama, VFX and immersive technology.

Find out more about SkillSkills Education and Opportunities through the trainee finder resource.

Explore the visual career guide, covering Animation and VFX job roles.

VFX Career Map

A handy visual guide that breaks down the many specialist and generalist roles in VFX.

The Core Skills of VFX Student Primer

25 Gems of VFX Advice from Industry Professionals

The Core Skills of VFX Repository

12 topics for educators starting new VFX courses, plus ideas and snippets from many industry sources and voices.

Lecture in Progress

Advice, insight and inspiration for the next generation of creatives. Featuring job descriptions alongside insightful and inspiring practitioner interviews.

NextGen Skills Academy

Animation and VFX specific courses that bring industry and education together, developed in partnership with some of the biggest companies in the industry. The Level 3 qualification in Animation and VFX Skills is aimed at students that want to study these subjects at university, or apply for an apprenticeship. Aged 16+ 

NextGen VFX Apprenticeships

Earn as you learn in the workplace. Take time out to study in the classroom. NextGen Apprenticeships offer invaluable experiences and knowledge to kick-start your career.

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