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Brendan Johnson
Career Services Library Assistant
Hours: 8am-5pm
Hagerty Library, Room 136
blj38@drexel.edu
215-895-6843.

 

Digital Media, Animation, & Video Games

  1. Selected Web Resources
  2. Job Listings
  3. Suggested Industry Codes
  4. Books

Selected Web Resources

  • Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA)
    ECA is the non-profit membership organization which represents consumers of computer and video games in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
    The ESA provides information on the industry, a list of computer and video game companies in the US and links to help find jobs in the industry.
  • Drexel Game Developers
    Keep up to date on the gaming and animation industry on Drexel’s campus! Attend group meetings and learn from speakers and other students about the best way to get your foot into the competitive world of Game Development.
  • Game Career Guide
    This website was developed to provide professional and academic resources for those interested in breaking into the video game industry
  • Gamasutra- Research Companies
    Trying to locate companies in the game business?  Use Gamasutra’s handy company search tool to find companies by region, company name, or company type!
  • Geekadelphia
    Looking for a group of like-minded tech geeks in the Philadelphia area? Look no further! Learn about all the local Philly geek events you can attend and network, gather company names and get your foot in the door in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
  • International Game Developers Association (IGDA)- Philadelphia
    Philadelphia chapter of this professional association for video game developers. Join to use their resources attend meetings so you can network with other video game professionals in the area and get a leg up on your competition.
  • The Philadelphia Animation Meetup Group
    Interested in meeting local animators and other animation fans?  Join this meetup group and start networking!
  • The Philadelphia Game Development Meetup Group
    Interested in meeting other aspiring game developers and professionals in the field?  Join this meetup group and start networking!
  • Technically Philly
    A news site dedicated to keep the growing Philadelphia technology community up to date on the technology-involved government policy, social organizations, venture capital companies, startups, and design firms making an impact in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
  • VGI Philadelphia
    An independent video game studio incubator in Philly that’s dedicated to accelerating the growth of video game studios located in the Greater Philadelphia region. Get in touch with them to learn about the Video Game opportunities available in the Philly Area.
  • The Art Career Project — WWW
    Very cool site for Art and Design students. Provides descriptions for a number of occupations in visual and performing arts, architecture, animation, food, fashion, design and more. 

Job Listings

  • 3D Jobs
    This forum sponsored by 3Dmd.net features several jobs, many of them international.
  • CreativeHeads.net
    A job board for the video game, animation, VFX, and software/technology industries.   Includes some international listings as well.
  • Dice.com
    “The Career Hub for Tech Insiders” includes job postings for animation and other tech jobs.  Besides job postings, they also feature career articles and discussion boards full of advice.
  • EntertainmentCareers.net
    This site features jobs and internships in the entertainment industry, including multimedia, web design, video games, and more.
  • Gamasutra Jobs
    Gamasutra is the ultimate game industry website, chock full of news, blogs, features, but also a great job board.  You can also access the job boards associated with the various Games Developers Conferences.
  • GameJobs.com
    This site helps connect game industry professionals with new career opportunities.
  • Philly Creative Guide
    The Philly Creative Guide bills itself as “Philadelphia’s resource for creative jobs, talent, and projects.”  Check out their job listings, and also their company directory!

Suggested Industry Codes

Use one of our company directories or library databases such as D&B Million Dollar Database to generate a list of potential employers.  Specify your location criteria and your industry criteria.  Try one of the suggested industry codes below to specify your industry of choice.  You can also search for additional SIC and NAICS codes.

Looking for other industry codes?  Check out the Cinema and Television or Electronic Engineering & Computer Science guides.

 SIC CodesNAICS Codes
Digital Media
  1. 7371- Custom Computer Programming Services
  2. 7373- Computer Integrated Systems Design
  1. 5112- Software Publishers
  2. 519130- Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search portals
  3. 5415- Computer Systems Design and Related Services
Animation
  1. 78120101- Cartoon Motion Picture Production
  2. 78129902- Cartoon Production, Television
  1. 512191- Motion picture animation, post-production
  2. 92313- Administration of Human Resources Programs
Video Games
  1. 39440200- Electronic Games and Toys
  2. 39440201- Electronic Game Machines, Except Coin-Operated
  3. 39440203- Video Game Machines, Except Coin-Operated
  4. 50920210- Video Games
  5. 57340204- Software, Computer Games
  1. 334614- Games, computer software, mass reproducing
  2. 33993- Video Game Machines (except coin-operated) manuafacturing
  3. 42343- Computer and Computer Peripheral Equipment and Software merchant Wholesalers
  4. 511210- Games, computer software, publishing
  5. 519130- Internet game sites
  6. 5415- Computer Systems Design and Related Services

Books

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