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GAME DESIGNER INSTRUCTOR & 3D ANIMATOR: Teaching Children To Create Characters & Worlds

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Fernanda teaches 3D animation to children ages 6-10, showing them how to create characters & structure for video games. Animation was the perfect major for her interests: she studied drawing, painting, sculpting, and computer technology.

Degree: Media Arts and Animation
Job Title: Designer Instructor & 3D Animator

Job Summary: Elementary-Middle School Teachers, Except Special Education

Job Description

A teacher has the unique and special responsibility of helping to develop and mold the lives of students. Teaching should be something you love to do, as opposed to being just a job. Students will appreciate a teacher with a passion for their subject, as this passion is infectious, and makes students more receptive to what is being taught.

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Short-term on-the-job training

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All states require public school teachers to have a state-issued certification or license. Most states require teachers to major in a content area, such as math or science. Some states require etachers to have a master’s degree for career advancement. All states offer an alternative route to certification for people who already have a bachelor’s degree but lack the education courses required for certification.

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Average salary
Average salary
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$30,000 - $80,000
Projected job growth
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10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time
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Office, Indoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
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Patience, Creativity, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills, Public speaking ability, Empathy

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<span m='22650'>new challenges</span> <span m='23460'>and</span> <span m='23690'>creatures</span> <span m='24630'>so</span> <span m='24790'>that</span> <span m='25630'>they</span> <span m='25820'>can</span> <span m='27340'>play</span> <span m='27605'>the</span> <span m='27870'>video</span> <span m='27910'>game</span> <span m='28580'>as</span> <span m='28830'>well</span> <span m='28890'>as</span> <span m='30110'>create</span> <span m='30450'>windows,</span> <span m='31580'>and</span> <span m='31710'>walls,</span> <span m='32250'>and</span> <span m='32800'>bridges</span> <span m='33270'>that</span> <span m='33670'>can</span> <span m='34164'>take</span> <span m='34658'>the</span> <span m='35152'>character</span> <span m='35646'>from</span> <span m='36140'>one place to the</span> <span m='36634'>other.</span> <span m='37128'>The</span> <span m='37622'>kids</span> <span m='38116'>love it.</span> <span m='38610'>They're having a lot of fun.</span> </p><p><span m='42080'>I always</span> <span m='42500'>liked</span> <span m='42900'>to</span> <span m='43080'>draw</span> <span m='43510'>and</span> <span m='43680'>paint.</span> <span m='45300'>I have a lot of</span> <span m='45763'>pictures.</span> <span m='46689'>I was</span> <span m='47152'>working at the</span> <span m='47615'>Gallery of</span> <span m='48078'>Arts</span> <span m='48541'>in</span> <span m='49004'>Arlington,</span> <span m='49467'>Virginia.</span> <span m='50860'>And</span> <span m='52330'>I</span> <span m='52520'>was</span> <span m='52760'>in</span> <span m='53180'>doubt</span> <span m='53600'>if</span> <span m='53740'>I</span> <span m='54120'>should</span> <span m='54240'>go</span> <span m='54525'>fine</span> <span m='54810'>arts,</span> <span m='55307'>or</span> <span m='55804'>if</span> <span m='56301'>I should</span> <span m='56798'>do</span> <span m='57295'>graphic</span> <span m='57792'>design,</span> <span m='59020'>or</span> <span m='59210'>animation.</span> <span m='60170'>When I</span> <span m='60480'>went</span> <span m='60760'>to</span> <span m='61040'>the</span> <span m='61510'>Art Institute</span> <span m='61610'>of</span> <span m='61880'>Washington,</span> <span m='62010'>DC,</span> <span m='63160'>I</span> <span m='63430'>went</span> <span m='65459'>to</span> <span m='65700'>ask some</span> <span m='66080'>questions</span> <span m='66610'>about</span> <span m='67280'>what</span> <span m='67840'>is</span> <span m='68380'>a</span> <span m='68430'>great</span> <span m='68910'>program</span> <span m='69600'>to</span> <span m='69730'>study.</span> <span m='70670'>And</span> <span m='71080'>she</span> <span m='71480'>read</span> <span m='73340'>everything</span> <span m='73815'>that</span> <span m='74290'>I</span> <span m='74765'>was</span> <span m='75240'>going</span> <span m='75715'>to</span> <span m='76190'>learn.</span> </p><p><span m='77140'>I</span> <span m='77615'>learned</span> <span m='78090'>that</span> <span m='79040'>truly</span> <span m='79200'>animation's</span> <span m='79890'>the</span> <span m='79980'>best</span> <span m='80500'>for</span> <span m='80640'>me.</span> <span m='80950'>Because</span> <span m='81770'>I</span> <span m='82210'>like</span> <span m='82660'>storytelling.</span> <span m='84524'>And</span> <span m='85002'>I</span> <span m='85480'>was</span> <span m='85958'>going</span> <span m='86436'>to</span> <span m='87400'>learn</span> <span m='87560'>all the</span> <span m='87680'>foundations</span> <span m='89335'>of</span> <span m='89820'>drawing,</span> <span m='91180'>painting,</span> <span m='92010'>sculpting,</span> <span m='94246'>and</span> <span m='94710'>then after</span> <span m='94910'>two</span> <span m='95270'>years I</span> <span m='95630'>started</span> <span m='96050'>working</span> <span m='96410'>in the</span> <span m='96500'>computer,</span> <span m='96865'>you know?</span> <span m='97230'>So</span> <span m='97721'>I was</span> <span m='98212'>like,</span> <span m='98703'>yeah,</span> <span m='99194'>that's</span> <span m='99685'>what I want to do.</span> </p><p><span m='101649'>I</span> <span m='102140'>wish</span> <span m='102631'>that</span> <span m='103122'>I</span> <span m='103613'>would</span> <span m='104104'>have</span> <span m='104595'>started</span> <span m='105086'>looking</span> <span m='106068'>for</span> <span m='106559'>the</span> <span m='107050'>internships</span> <span m='107541'>before.</span> <span m='109020'>For</span> <span m='109290'>example,</span> <span m='110260'>now</span> <span m='110640'>I'm</span> <span m='110860'>looking</span> <span m='111340'>for internships,</span> <span m='112180'>like</span> <span m='112580'>a</span> <span m='112750'>recent</span> <span m='113180'>graduate,</span> <span m='114556'>and</span> <span m='114900'>I</span> <span m='115020'>feel</span> <span m='115330'>like</span> <span m='115560'>it's</span> <span m='116280'>almost</span> <span m='116790'>too</span> <span m='116960'>late.</span> <span m='117310'>Because</span> <span m='118000'>when</span> <span m='118380'>I look</span> <span m='118560'>for</span> <span m='118835'>a job, they</span> <span m='119110'>say,</span> <span m='120067'>you have</span> <span m='120534'>to</span> <span m='121001'>in</span> <span m='121468'>one</span> <span m='121935'>year</span> <span m='123390'>after</span> <span m='123630'>you</span> <span m='123830'>graduate.</span> <span m='124600'>That's</span> <span m='125051'>the</span> <span m='125502'>period</span> <span m='125953'>that</span> <span m='126404'>you have</span> <span m='126855'>to</span> <span m='127306'>do</span> <span m='127760'>internships.</span> <span m='128870'>So</span> <span m='129310'>when I</span> <span m='129479'>see</span> <span m='129620'>some</span> <span m='129800'>people</span> <span m='130090'>already doing</span> <span m='130570'>it</span> <span m='131050'>as</span> <span m='131530'>they are</span> <span m='132010'>still</span> <span m='132490'>in school,</span> <span m='134890'>I wish</span> <span m='135370'>that</span> <span m='135850'>there</span> <span m='136110'>was</span> <span m='136340'>opportunities</span> <span m='137090'>to</span> <span m='137230'>do</span> <span m='137360'>that</span> <span m='137635'>in</span> <span m='137910'>first</span> <span m='138379'>year,</span> <span m='138848'>for</span> <span m='139317'>example,</span> <span m='139786'>like</span> <span m='140255'>maybe even</span> <span m='140724'>in</span> <span m='141193'>school.</span> </p><p><span m='141662'>But</span> <span m='142131'>I</span> <span m='142600'>guess</span> <span m='143069'>I</span> <span m='143540'>didn't really</span> <span m='143890'>look</span> <span m='144030'>for</span> <span m='144340'>it.</span> <span m='145420'>I didn't</span> <span m='145760'>know</span> <span m='146100'>too</span> <span m='146230'>much</span> <span m='146440'>about</span> <span m='146560'>it.</span> <span m='147500'>And now</span> <span m='147860'>I'm</span> <span m='148000'>looking,</span> <span m='148920'>and</span> <span m='149670'>it's</span> <span m='150010'>harder,</span> <span m='150310'>you</span> <span m='150610'>know?</span> <span m='150910'>I</span> <span m='151210'>feel</span> <span m='151510'>like</span> <span m='151810'>it's</span> <span m='152110'>because</span> <span m='152410'>there's</span> <span m='152710'>not enough time.</span> </p>","file":{"id":265685,"video_id":"2708218631001","name":"71534569","duration":154793,"thumbnail_url":null}});