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Animators and digital artists use software, models, photography and drawings to create still and moving images for advertisements, film, print, web or television.
If you love drawing, animation could be the perfect career for you. Film, TV and game industries have a huge demand for hands-on animators and visual effects artists, and that demand will only grow.
Visual Effects Artist
Understanding the best way to become a qualified animator in New Zealand looks complicated but is easy. Here are the steps you need to take to start your career as an animator.
Choose and enrol with a registered training provider
Complete in a level 5 diploma program
Progress to level 6 and 7 diploma program
$45 - $105k per year
Length of training
40 weeks - 2 years
*TradeMe Jobs, April 2022
Creative and imaginative
Disciplined, motivated and good at setting goals
Comfortable promoting themselves and their work
Adaptable, and able to accept criticism of their work
Able to work well under pressure and to deadlines
Major feature film studios
Digital companies that create commercials, TV shows, TV and film credits and music videos
Web and mobile game design companies
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