The Path of a Multimedia Artist
By: Jacob Lawson
- Create 3D models and 2D images
- Create the special effects in movies and TV shows
- Create the art of video games and other computer graphics.
- Work regular hours. If a deadline is close, working nights and weekends isn't out of the question.
- According to the BLS, 57% of multimedia artists and animators are self-employed
- While most work from home, they might move to an office to work on a larger project, such as a video game or a movie.
Education & Training
In order to be a multimedia artist, at least a bachelor's degree is needed in computer graphics, art, or a similar major.
Preferred Job Skills
- Artistic Talent
- Communication Skills
- Computer Skills
This career is seen to rise 6% by 2022.
- Starting salary is most likely between $35,000 and $40,000
- The average pay is about $61,000
High School Preparation
Graphic Design - Graphic design is the main class for digital art, being in it might improve my abilities.
Entrepreneurship - With the statistic that over 50 percent of multimedia artists are self-employed, it might be a good idea to learn to be self-employed.
I am in, and should probably stay in, computer club. I can use computers and learn some of the computer skills that are preferred for people with this career.
Besides Computer Club, I could join a variety of clubs that interest me. I could work to perfect my communication skills by talking about things I enjoy.
While not necessary, I could set up a little shop online to sell small things (like 3D models or short animations).
There are many schools close to here that would allow me to obtain this, such as the school of the Art Institute of Chicago or The Illinois institute of Art, both of which are in Chicago. There are several training programs in the area, but I'm not going to get into detail on those, as I could not find out too much about them.
2. Amy Gorzynski - Business Education Teacher at East Leyden High School
3. Amy Stolarsky - English Teacher at East Leyden High School