Animators

(NOC 5241)
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What do Animators do?

Graphic designers conceptualize and produce graphic art and visual materials to effectively communicate information for publications, advertising, films, packaging, posters, signs and interactive media such as Web sites and CDs.

How to become: Animators


  • A university degree in visual arts with specialization in graphic design, commercial art, graphic communications or cartooning or Completion of a college diploma program in graphic arts is required.
  • Experience or training in multimedia design at a post-secondary, college or technical institution may be required.
  • In addition to the arts, training in biology, engineering, architecture or a scientific field is usually required for medical, technical and scientific illustrators.
  • Creative ability and artistic talent, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, are required for graphic designers and illustrators.

Where to study for a career as: Animators

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Information Technology - Game Development and Entrepreneurship Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Animation Diploma; Advanced
General Arts and Science - Pre-Animation and Illustration Certificate
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Animation - 3D Diploma; Online
Interactive Media Management Post-diploma; Online
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Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Advanced Game Development Diploma Diploma
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Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, California, US

Related Program(s):
Animation Associate; University Transfer
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Modified on April 06, 2022

How much do Animators make?

Low:
$37,440
Average:
$57,138
High:
$90,126

Job openings for Animators

Job Seekers:
23,600
Job Openings:
21,600