WHERE TO STUDY
If you are interested in pursuing a career in the fields of animation or game design in Canada then there are a few things to know before you jump in with both feet.
Below, you will find all the information you need to decide if you are interested in a career in this field and advice on how to organize the required study opportunities as well as the best way to secure the required visas.
The Video game industry in Canada is the third largest in the world and is growing rapidly. With companies like MGN Studios and Rockstar games hiring in Vancouver and Toronto there are lots of opportunities to find work at some leading production houses. The best way to land work either as a developer or an animator is to have a large portfolio of work. You want to turn up to interviews with examples of what you have already done. Here are the job descriptions of two popular jobs students take after studying Animation.
For Animators, the pay scale starts at around $36,000 and can go as high as $76,000. The median pay though is about $51,000. Exactly how much would be earning will depend on where you live and work and which types of projects you decide to focus on. How much you get paid is strongly linked to the quality of work that you produce. If you are a talented animator then you don’t have to wait a long time until your salary can begin to climb. For Video Game Designers the pay scale starts at around $35,000 and can go as high as $78,000. The median pay though is about $50,000. Experience counts a lot more on this career path. The more projects you have worked on the higher your salary is likely to be.
Animation Fundamentals Citation
2D Animation & Visual Development Diploma
3D Animation for Film and Games Diploma