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Digital Animator Courses

A Digital Animator uses a range of technologies to produce animated scenes for use in various media. Your animations may be used online or for television or film productions. Digital Animators may prepare a message such as in an advertisement or tell a story such as an illustrated movie. You may be involved in all stages of the production process from discussing ideas and creating storyboards to preparing animation sequences and editing the finished product.

Digital Animators need to be able to work with a larger production team and should be able to follow directions and communicate well with both colleagues and clients. It’s important that you are skilled in a range of digital software and can work to meet deadlines. Digital Animators need to have an excellent visual imagination and should be able to come up with creative and unique ideas.

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Popular Digital Animator Courses

There are 14 courses available for people who want to become a Digital Animator. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Digital Animator earn?

In Australia, a full time Digital Animator generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Digital Animator?

There has been strong employment growth in this industry over the last five years. There are currently 2,100 people working as an animator in Australia and many of them specialise as a Digital Animator. Digital Animators may find work in larger towns and cities where media productions are based.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Digital Animator?

A Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies is an excellent qualification if you’re interested in a career as a Digital Animator. This course looks at creating 2D digital animations and developing and using digital media technologies. You could also consider a Certificate IV in Information Technology, a Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games or a Diploma of Screen and Media.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within animation. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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