Multimedia and Animation Artist

What does it take to be an artist?

What is this career?

An employed multimedia and animation artist creates the visual effects you see. The artist animates and does varied effects on different kinds of medias. These medias include movies, television shows, and even video games. They also spend a lot of time creating art digitally, but sometimes the job calls for traditional art too. Most of the time, artists choose their environment. They could either work at home or in an office.

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What are the requirements?

Art is not easy and art related jobs aren't given to just anyone. This requires skill and talent. To be a multimedia artist and animator, most of the time you need a bachelor's degree in either computer graphics or anything other that is related to art. You also need to impress the employers by having an impressive portfolio. Getting a degree can usually take 3-4 years. This all depends on the person and location.


Competition can be tough in the art world. In order to advance and increase your salary, you need to earn it. You need to show you have skill. An example of an achievement that can help you advance is being a well-known cartoonist and getting lots of contracts.

Salaries and Pay

Yearly, workers are paid about $48,000 on average if unexperienced. With experience, you may even be eligible to make about $99,000 per year. This job can benefit the employee by increasing their skill and experience with multimedia art.

Physical Abilities and Mental Abilities Needed

Employees must have good hearing, reading comprehension, critical thinking, ability to speak and coordination. Speaking and reading is very important in art. It is a way of communication. You must be able to not only communicate with your peers, but through your art.
Multimedia Artists and Animators