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Internship Profile: Meet Animation Major Kaitlyn Colhouer, Animal Inc.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Pictured is Conservatory of Performing Arts student Kaitlyn Colhouer. Photo | Christopher Rolinson

Meet Kaitlyn Colhouer

Internship: Animation intern, Animal Inc.
Major: B.A. in animation and visual effects
Expected graduation: Spring 2015
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: Keystone Oaks High School 

Why did you choose to attend Point Park to study animation?

I chose Point Park University for my major because it was so close to home, and I liked the idea of joining a program which was just starting up, rather than being one out of hundreds of students in a larger animation program.

How is your major helping you to reach your career goals?

After I graduate, I am hoping to go into a career in concept art. As an animation student, I have sharpened my art skills and learned the process of animation from concept to completion. I believe knowing your field inside and out will make you a better artist no matter what your position.

What are your key responsibilities at this internship?

At my internship at Animal Inc., I work hands on with the resident animator in developing concept art for various clients and in-house projects, as well as aiding in the daily function of the company.

How have you applied the skills and training you've received at Point Park to this internship?

I have had many opportunities in the animation program to sharpen my art skills as well as my social skills, and have learned to present my work and myself professionally. I am much more confident in my artistic abilities and in my presentation of ideas and concepts.

Why would you recommend Point Park to a prospective student?

The small class sizes and committed faculty at Point Park are the best things about the school, as well as access to a wide array of programs and equipment. In other schools — especially in the fine and cinema arts majors — students can get lost in the crowd and not receive guidance or gain the confidence they need to be ready for a career in the art world. At Point Park, my experience in the animation program has always been engaging and fun, and has helped me realize where I want to go in my career as an artist.

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