Graphic Multi-media Designer

Graphic Multimedia DesignerCareer Overview

Graphic multimedia designers are also known as multimedia artists or animators. Graphic multimedia designers work in the video, film, advertising and marketing, and computer system and software design industries. They utilize hand drawings and computers effects to create animations and special effects for movies, television, and web sites. Some multimedia designers also utilize three dimensional objects in their computer and animation work to create moving objects.

Education Requirements

Associate’s Degree in Multimedia Design or Fine Arts
Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Design or Fine Arts

Due to the technical nature of multimedia design, a bachelor’s degree is the basic requirement for most entry level positions in the field. Some schools also offer an associate’s degree or a certification in graphic and multimedia design. However, the best jobs go to those with a bachelor’s degree in the field. Some colleges also offer a master’s degree in the field of fine arts or multimedia design.


Principles of Design
Computerized Design
Commercial Graphics Production
Animation and Graphic Effects
Animation Software
Animation Illustration

School Recommendations

Full Sail University
DeVry University
Rasmussen College
Kaplan University
University of Phoenix

Employment Trends

Job Availability as of May 2008: 70,900
Projected Employment in 2018: 90,200
Average Annual Salary for Graphic Multimedia Artists in 2008: $56,330

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Article Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics





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