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Digital Art and Design Careers

Make a living AND make a difference.

Digital Art and Design graduates thrive in creative, fast-paced work environments. The skills you’ll gain in the program can be applied to a geographically diverse, broad-spectrum landscape that serves many purposes, including: entertainment, advertising, retail, information and education. With substantial flexibility in the degree of specialization/generalization built into the curriculum, you’ll be able to develop portfolios in one or more of these professional media markets: Interaction Design, Motion Design, Visual Development, 3D Game Art, and 2D Animation.

Possible Careers:

 

Interaction Design (web, mobile app, VR, Internet of Things)

  • Infographics Illustrator
  • User Experience Designer
  • User Interface Designer
  • Design Director
  • Motion and Sound Designer

Motion Design (TV, web, film, corporate)

  • 3D Modeler/Animator
  • Videographer
  • Motion Graphics Animator
  • Design Director
  • Sound Designer

Visual Development (game, animation, editorial, retail, comic, infographics)

  • Character Designer
  • Environment/ Prop Designer
  • Concept and Production Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Illustrator

3D Game Art (computer, console, mobile, tabletop)

  • Concept Artist
  • Modeler (character, hard surface, environment)
  • Character Animator
  • Art Director
  • Interface Graphic Designer

2D Animation (game, animation, film, app)

  • Storyboard Artist
  • Character/Prop/Background Designer
  • Animator
  • Color/Effects Artist
  • Sound Designer

Where KCAD Digital Art and Design alumni work:

 

Where KCAD Digital Art and Design alumni have attended graduate school:

 
  • Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA) – Master of Fine Arts
  • Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing (Indianapolis, IN) – Master of Science, Media Arts and Science
  • School of Visual Arts (New York, NY) – Master of Fine Arts
  • Vancouver Film School (Vancouver, Canada) – Post-Graduate Certificate

Average Annual Income:

 
  • Multimedia Artist/Animator - $70,300 national, $54,730 Michigan
  • Film and Video Editors - $80,300 national, $58,360 Michigan
  • Producers and Directors - $89,670 national, $66,090 Michigan
  • Media and Communication Workers - $52,200 national

National income statistics source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

State income statistics source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates - Michigan

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