Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

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    Computer Animator one of the career choices for this career focus.
    Computer Animators create moving images for movies, TV shows, video games, and other projects. They use technology to bring amazing things to life.Earnings

    • Earnings Range: $30,000 – 100,000

    Level of Education

    • 2-Year College or Technical Training
    • 4-Year College or University

    Core Tasks

    • Brainstorm new ideas
    • Produce storyboards, which visually outline how ideas can be developed
    • Create and animate graphics using computers
    • Projects range from animating a logo for a commercial to creating a 3D world for a movie
    • Some create 3D models of structures for architectural firms

    Attributes & Abilities

    • Computer skills
    • Artistic
    • Creative
    • Drawing skills are helpful
    • Willing to keep up with the latest techniques and technology


    • Work for film production companies, independent filmmakers, TV stations, video game developers, and advertising companies
    • Generally work 8-hour days, but have flexible schedules
    • Overtime is sometimes required to meet deadlines
    • Spend much of their time working at design boards or computers
    • The work can be stressful

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    High School Certification Options in Fort Worth ISD

    Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
    Adobe Certified Associate- Photoshop;
    Adobe Certified Associate-Illustrator;
    Adobe Certified Associate-InDesign;
    Adobe Certified Associate- Animate;
    Adobe Certified Associate- Dreamweaver