Animation Careers

careers for animators

Career Overview

Animators can also be referred to as multi-media artists or digital animators. They work in the film, video, and advertising industry. They utilize both hand drawn pictures and computer tools to create forms of animated images that can move on movie screens, televisions, and computer monitors. They can develop entire advertisements, films, and videos.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree

Program Recommendations:

Fine Arts
Graphic Design

Colleges and art training centers teach animators the newest and most critical component in animation today’s computer software. The ability to use computer software that creates the animated effects is a mandatory skill. Some colleges also offer certification programs in the field of multimedia artist.


There are no licensing requirements to be an animator.

Top School’s for Animators:

Full Sail University
ITT Technical Institute
DeVry University
University of Phoenix
The Art Institutes

Career Trends

Average Salary for animators in 2008: $56,330
Jobs in 2008 for animators: 79,000
Projected employment openings for animators through 2018: 90,200

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Article Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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