INTRODUCTION

This program provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Arts A/V Technology and Communication career cluster.  The Digital Media /Multimedia Design program consists of 1050 hours of training.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create graphics and animation using computer programs and illustrations
  • Work with a team of animators and artists to create a movie, game, or visual effect
  • Research upcoming projects to help create realistic designs or animations
  • Develop storyboards that map out key scenes in animations
  • Edit animations and effects on the basis of feedback from directors, other animators, game designers, or clients
  • Meet with clients, other animators, games designers, directors, and other staff to review deadlines and development timelines

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Web Developers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Art Directors
  • Crafts and Fine Artists

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK

Employment of digital media/ multimedia designers is expected to grow 6% through the year 2022. Projected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television.

SALARY

Median wage for this career is $29.50 hourly and $61,370 annually.