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Animation and Motion Capture

What can I do with my course in Animation and Motion Capture?


Careers in Animation and Motion Capture

As an animator you will develop moving images, graphics and animation practices within the expanding digital domain.

Your opportunities will include positions such as a creative director or animator within multimedia or creative industries. Perhaps you will work on the next big Dreamworks or Pixar 3D animation.

Your skills will also be sought after within the creative departments in commercial enterprises (e.g. advertising), education, entertainment, government and other service industries (e.g. commercial training).

Jobs are highly competitive so you will need to get as much experience as possible before graduating to build your network contacts and portfolio.

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Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in Animation and Motion Capture:

  • The ability to implement and manage all stages of production for a professional digital animation project
  • Knowledge of digital image production technologies
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work collaborative with a multidisciplinary team
  • Strong time management skills
  • Creative problem solving skills

Related roles include:

  • 2D or 3D animator; cad animator; effects animator
  • Storyboard artist; layout artist; concept artist
  • Renderer
  • Motion capture technicians
  • Modelling and design
  • Texturing and lighting
  • Character rigging and posing
  • Digital editor
  • Computer game or website design
  • Multi-media production
  • Special effects
  • Freelance advertising animator

Some related roles may require further study or experience.  Descriptions of occupations, industry career profile, salary and other employment information can be obtained from the My future website.

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Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for environmental health graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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