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Multimedia Artists and Animators

Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

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Skills Needed

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Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

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Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

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Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

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Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

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Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

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Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

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Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

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Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

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Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

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Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Technology Design - Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

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Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

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Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.

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Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

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Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

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Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

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Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

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Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

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Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

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Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.

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Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

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Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

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Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

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Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

Wages

This following graph displays the lower, median and upper income potential of the job.

 
  • Lower Income Salary $20k
  • Median Income Salary$43k
  • Upper Income Salary $61k

Employment Projections for this Job

 

Education Pathway

High school courses

  • Below A rigorous high school STEM education - versus the minimum required for graduation - prepares students to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, better preparing them for college and new careers.

  • Recommended years of math:
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  • Recommended years of science:
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Degree Levels Offered

    • Graphic Communications AAS
    • Graphic Communications - Multimedia Design Certificate
    • Graphic Design & Media BS
    • Graphic Technologies - Computer Graphics Design AAS
    • Graphic Technologies - Multimedia Web Authoring AAS
    • Web Design Fast Track Certificate
    • Graphic Communications - Animation Design Certificate
    • Graphic Communications - Web Design Certificate
    • Graphic Technologies - Animation AAS
    • Graphic Technologies - Computer Graphics Design Certificate
    • Graphic Technologies - Web Design AAS

Paying for school

Education by degree The following are the total graduates from all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions in 2014-2015 school year.

  • 19

    Associate's Degree

  • 9

    Bachelor's Degree

  • 3

    Certificate Of At Least One But Less Than Two Years