Digital animators work with creating digital frames for film, television and multimedia. 

Where digital animators are employed

Most digital animation work is in the eastern states with book and magazine publishers, advertising agencies and film production studios. It is a highly competitive industry and many work on a freelance basis.

Job prospects

Job opportunities depend on the level of government, private and corporate funding for projects that require animation. At the individual level finding employment depends on the quality of the individual's work and their reputation in the industry. 

How to become one

You can work as an digital animator without formal qualifications. Skills are usually developed through practice and experience.

You may like to consider a vocational education and training (VET) qualification in graphic design, information technology, media arts, visual arts or a related area. You could also complete a degree in animation, graphic design, new media design, fine arts, visual arts or visual communication.  At school consider doing English, visual arts and design.

For information on course admission requirements and how to apply to the universities and TAFE in South Australia visit the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC).

Check South Australian universities at The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and University of South Australia.

For information about Australian universities visit Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).

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Career information has been sourced from government publications, see data sources for more information.

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