How Do I Become a Multimedia Artist?

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  • Written By: N. Kalu
  • Edited By: Allegra J. Lingo
  • Last Modified Date: 06 March 2020
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To become a multimedia artist, you should first make sure to develop your creative talents in drawing, painting, sculpture, or digital media. Many artists choose to further their education by going to a school that is specifically for the arts. These schools can grant a bachelor's degree, associate's degree, or certification, depending on the length of the program. Building a portfolio and trying to get your work into galleries, art shows, or magazines is key to having a successful career as a multimedia artist.

The person who wants to become a multimedia artist usually already has talent in creating art. Friends, family, and past patrons can all be used as confirmation of your artistic abilities. Having a solid fan base or client base can help you build confidence as an artist. It can make you sure of your talents at those times when you may not feel so creative or when your work has been rejected by juried competitions.


Art school is one option to develop your talents as an artist. Many countries have these kind of schools, which are set aside for advancing creative endeavors. In art school, you will get the chance to delve deeper into your chosen art medium, whether it is interactive media, animation, traditional painting, or abstract art. Being in school with other creative students and professors is a good way to improve your talent. School can also broaden your artwork's reach, introducing you to new patrons and opportunities for showcasing your portfolio.

Depending on the school, you can either receive a bachelor's degree, associate's degree, or a certificate. If you want to become a multimedia artist, you should decide which degree or certificate you would like to receive at the end of your studies. The degree should be applicable the kind of job you would like to have after graduating from art school. If you are looking for a managerial position, getting a bachelor's degree may be suitable. For those who are just looking to break into the field of multimedia art, a certificate or associate's degree in studio art may suffice.

One of the most important lessons to learn as you seek to become a multimedia artist is to continuously put your portfolio in front of an audience. Applying to juried competitions or submitting work to galleries is a great way to find an audience. Exposing your work to people will help you in gaining widespread recognition.



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