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Laurus College – 3D Animation Certificate

3D Animation Certificate

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About 3D Animation

This program introduces students to the world of 3D animation. Students focus on the techniques and methods for creating 3D animation and effects using the industry standard software Maya. Maya software is one of the world’s most powerfully integrated 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering solutions in the video game design and development industry today. Film and video artists, video game developers, web designers, and print designers turn to Maya software to realize their creative vision. Using this software, students will explore ways to model, texture, animate, and render creative environments. Students work in both 2D and 3D, creating characters with realistic motion in everyday life. In this program students work with industry standard software to gain valuable skills in the video game design and development industry. Students in this certificate program create a portfolio that showcases their creativity and their skills.

Course Number Class Title Credit Hours
ANI 100
Foundations of 3D Animation
4
ANI 110
Animation Dynamics
4
ANI 120
Rendering in Animation
4
ANI 150
Modeling
4
ANI 170
Color Theory
4
ANI 180
ZBrush Digital Sculpting
4
ANI 200
Character Animation
4
ANI 205
3D Portfolio Presentations
4
ANI 220
Advanced Design and Animation
5
ANI 230
Computer Video Compositing and Camera Matching
4
ANI 240
Game Design
5
ENG 101
Business Communications I
5
CDM 101
Communication and Decision Making
5
MAT 101
Applications of Mathematics
5
WEB 140
Adobe Photoshop
4
DES 150
Project Management
4
Total 69

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3D Animation Certificate Program Disclosures

Study this program at:

Online
Atascadero Campus
Oxnard Campus
San Luis Obispo Campus
Santa Maria Campus

Program Highlights:

• Work with 2D and 3D Animation
• Maya Software, Industry Standard
• Modeling, Rendering, Game Creation, Animation
• Career Opportunities in TV, Movie, Advertising & Video Game Industries

Potential Careers:

• 3D Animator
• Animation Director
• Art Director
• Creative Director
• Graphic Artist
• Illustrator
• Video Game Designer

Career Summary:

3D Animation professionals create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC): Multimedia Artists & Animators
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 27-1014