The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
The 3D Modeling and Animation Certificate of Achievement provides fundamental skills for entry into a wide range of industries, including entertainment, architecture, electronic gaming, advertising, and educational media, as well as forensics and medical animation, and 3D simulations. This program also prepares students for advanced animation education through degree granting institutions and schools specializing in the film and broadcast fields.
Students will explore the principles of three-dimensional (3D) modeling, texturing, lighting and animating, as well as the application of particle systems and dynamics to produce a range of effects. Emphasis is placed on modeling, rigging and animating 3D characters, and upon creating sophisticated 3D scenes. Upon completion, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the basic practices of designing, builiding, and animating 3D environments, characters, and visual effects.
This program of study is also available as an Associate degree major option.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- Apply the basic practices of designing, building, and animating 3D environments, characters, and visual effects; and
- produce 3D animations consistent with industry requirements for entry level animators.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.