MemberMarch 15, 2022 at 7:29 pm
Graphic Design will give you a solid foundation in visual design across many different mediums and can be carried into a career in animation, film, television etc.
However Graphic Design is not for everyone. If you’re not excited to design everything from cereal boxes to Brand Style Guides for large corporations and prefer things like character design and bringing characters to life, Animation might be more for you.
That said it depends on what type of animation appeals to you. If you’re into motion graphics and moving text etc more than character animation then a foundation in Graphic design will really help you.
Both fields have plenty of opportunity for employment. If you can, I’d recommend studying both (speaking as a Graphic Designer who now primarily works in Animation).