Graduate Salary
4 years
Avg Length

3D Animation Requirements

3D animation is a type of animation that uses computer-generated images to create animated scenes. Compared to 2D animation, or traditional animation, 3D has much more depth, and it looks much more realistic.

3D animation is a technical career that requires specialized knowledge. Because of this, individuals looking to break into a career in 3D animation usually need to complete at least four years of post-secondary education. To earn a degree in this area, students will usually need to take a combination of art and computer courses, as well as courses in anatomy and natural sciences.

3D Animation Careers

The career trajectory of people with a 3D Animation degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with 3D Animation degrees have experience in is Multimedia Animator, followed by Games Artist, Cartoonist, Illustrator, Video Game Designer, Graphic Designer, Model Maker, Film and Video Editor, Video Game Level Editor, and Filmmaker.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Multimedia Animator 6.9% 0.1% 108.4×
Games Artist 3.5% 0.0% 74.5×
Cartoonist 4.2% 0.1% 53.8×
Illustrator 2.4% 0.2% 15.0×
Video Game Designer 2.3% 0.1% 16.3×
Graphic Designer 7.3% 1.4% 5.1×
Model Maker 2.2% 0.0% 79.9×
Film and Video Editor 1.8% 0.3% 7.0×
Video Game Level Editor NA NA NA
Filmmaker 1.5% 0.2% 7.0×

3D Animation Salary

3D Animation graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
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3D Animation Underemployment

3D Animation graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

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