...when you realize you would have been better off in the job market with a 2 year technical degree than a 4 year bachelor's degree -_-
That's how I got my job - it definitely seems like that's the way the system works. I have a BA and an MA in 2D Animation and 3D visualisation, now work in the games industry as a character animator. The qualifications mean zip - it's all about the portfolio and meeting the right people. Although for me personally, going back to uni and doing a masters was what got me a job - a company phoned the department looking for talent and I was recommended. Right place right time!I doubt my boyfriend will be able to get a job in animation until he meets someone in the business, becomes friends with them, and they recommend him personally for a job. Unfortunately, that's how the system really works. You can't even get an interview without knowing the right people sometimes.