Program & Course Information
3D Design & Animation
What Multimedia Artists Do
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other media. They create two- and three-dimensional models and animation.
Although most multimedia artists are self-employed, some work for the motion picture and video industry. They often work long hours, especially when deadlines are approaching.
How to Become a Multimedia Artist
Many multimedia artists and animators pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer graphics, art, or a related field to develop a good portfolio of work and learn the strong technical skills that many employers prefer.
The median annual wage of multimedia artists and animators was $58,510 in May 2010.
Employment of multimedia artists and animators is expected to grow by 8 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. Expected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television. However, growth will be slow as companies increasing hire animators who are overseas. In addition, competition for jobs will be tough because there are many people interested in entering the occupation.
|Quick Facts: Multimedia Artists|
|2010 Median Pay||$58,510 per year|
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|On-the-job Training||Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||66,500|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||8% growth rate|