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Animator

What is it like to be an Animator?

Animators design images, which once sequenced together create the illusion of movement on screen. Working with drawings, specialist software, or models and puppets, animators are able to capture separate images of each stage of the film. Their artwork can be found in feature films, commercials, music videos, computer games, websites and other types of media.

Career opportunities for an animator may include working in web design companies, computer game companies, film studios, marketing companies, or alternatively they may work as a freelance artist.

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Where exact job data has not been available, data from a related field has been used. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows median weekly cash earnings for the occupation, before tax and not including superannuation. These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: Based on ABS Characteristics of Employment survey, August 2015, Cat. No. 6333.0, Customised Report.

Is it right for me?

If you’re highly creative, have a strong drive to succeed and have the ability to be able to see a project through to completion, then this could be the career for you.

Other important attributes of an Animator include:

  • a feeling for movement and timing
  • attention to detail
  • high level of drawing skill
  • aptitude for working with computers
  • experimental nature

To become an Animator

To be able to become an Animator, your study options will change based on your previous study experience or your preferred study pathway:

Which pathway is best for you is individual in nature. Contact a career counsellor to explore these options further.


To be able to become an Accountant, your study options will change based on your previous study experience or your preferred study pathway:

 
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