Escape Studios Releases Free Careers Guide for Aspiring CG Artists

October 9, 2011 1:18 pm

Tags: , 3D, CG, VFX

Escape Studios Releases Free Careers Guide for Aspiring CG Artists

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Oct 05, 2011 -- Escape Studios announced today a free guide to careers in the CG industry. The guide is a compilation of relevant data for aspiring artists that will help answer a myriad of questions about the industry, among them:

  • Is the CG industry in the United States growing?
  • How much am I likely to earn as a CG artist?
  • What's the average age of people working in the CG industry?

"We think this guide gives some insight as to what to expect when entering the industry both in terms of career paths and salary expectations. It is a vast and quickly changing industry and students that are aware of the realities can enter prepared for its challenges as well as joys," said John Leonti, Head of 3D at The Mill Los Angeles.

The guide provides data about what aspiring artists need to know to get their first break, how much money they'll make in different roles in the industry and how to gain support to get started in their first role in CG.

Example Data includes:
An experienced 3D artist working in VFX can be paid between $48,000 a year as an animator, to just over $60,000 a year as a compositor.
~ Source:

"The US motion picture and television industry supports 2.4 million jobs. This generates $41.7 billion in wages, and an average salary of $55,600, 26% higher than the national average."
~ Source: Motion Picture Association of America~

This guide also shows career paths available to CG artists, including roles in:

  • Movie and TV production
  • Video games
  • Advertising
  • Design and architectural visualization

"We decided to put all this information in a guide for young artists in a way that makes sense and that answers the many common questions we get from those who inquire about our education opportunities," said Dom Davenport, CEO of Escape Studios. "We are giving this away free because it's a way to share information among a large audience with relevant data that they are looking for."

The Guide to Careers in CG report is available for download from For more details on Escape Studios' range of evening and online courses, please visit:

About Escape Studios
Escape is one of the most successful and well-respected CG academies in the world. We're the proving ground for a new generation of computer graphics stars breaking into film, TV, games and commercials. We're a vibrant community of professional artists. We're a unique outsourcing resource for leading CG studios. We're a specialist creative recruitment agency for entertainment, advertising, architecture and manufacturing businesses. We're an authority on all things CG, offering informed opinions on cutting-edge creative, commercial and political issues. We are all of these things. We are CG. We are Escape Studios. For further information, please visit

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