Character Artist

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Character artists create and draw the visual elements of a computer game such as the characters, environment, vehicles, weapons and other props. You could also be working on films creating characters or scenery.

The Work

You could be:


Pay rates vary, depending on:

Newly qualified artists may start off earning from £18,000 to £20,000 a year. With experience this can rise to between £25,000 and £30,000 a year. Lead artists can earn up to £45,000 or more.

Freelance artists charge fees depending on the type of work done. Amounts depends on work done and your experience.


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Getting In

For art school courses you need to apply through UCAS. 

What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:


Getting On

More Information

Young Scot and Creative Scotland operate the 'Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund', which aims to support young people aged 11-25 and interested in developing creative or artistic skills. Both individuals and groups can apply for funding up to £1,000. For more information see the Young Scot website.

For more information please see organisations listed below:


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