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Animation | Careers | For Undergraduates | Animation Majors | Film

How One Film Buff Became a Pixar Director of Photography

By: Scott Cline
December 5th, 2017

CCA alumnus Patrick Lin never thought he would have a career in animation. Growing up in Hong Kong, he was inspired by Hollywood titans George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, and decided he would someday make films.¹ This dream led him to the CCA film program, where, unbeknownst to him, he began laying the groundwork for one of the most coveted Pixar jobs: Director of Photography.

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Careers | For Undergraduates | Design Majors | Fashion Majors | Architecture Majors | Animation Majors

6 highest paying careers you can get with an art school degree

By: Scott Cline
March 13th, 2017

Recent research shows that 80% of art graduates obtain employment that is either closely or somewhat related to their education.

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