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

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3D Animation Certificate Program Disclosures

Study this program at:

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:

2D Character Artist
3D Animator
3D Artist
3D Character Artist
3D Environment Designer
3D Environmental Artist
3D Generalist
3D Hard Surface Artist
3D Lead Artist
3D Modeler
3D Print Integration Engineer
3D Production Artist
3D Unity Artist
Animation Director
Animation Producer
Animation Technician
Art Director
Art Supervisor
Assistant Character Designer
Associate Game Designer
Automotive Artist
Cartoon Artist
Cartoon Editor
CG Generalist
Character Concept Artist
Character Designer
Concept Artist
Consumer Products
Creative Director
Creative Manager
Creative Services Assistant
Design Director
Design Engineer
Digital Artist
Digital Illustrator
Digital Painter
Digital Sculptor
Digital Video Producer
Director of Creative Services
Fine Artist
Game Balance Specialist
Game Capture Assistant
Game Designer
Game Director
Game Writer
GFX Artist
Graphic Artist
Graphic Designer
Group Art Supervisor
Hard Surfaces Artist
Jr. Graphic Designer
Jr. Motion Graphics Designer
Layout Artist
Lead Designer
Lead Game Designer
Lead Level Designer
Lighting Artist
Maya Generalist
Mid Level Game Designer
Mobile Gameplay Engineer
Mobile Gaming Project Manager
Model Builder
Model Maker
Motion Designer
Motion Graphics Artist
Online Producer
Portrait Artist
Product Designer
Product Development Engineer
Product Engineer
Production Artist
Project Engineer
Publications Designer
Senior Art Director
Senior Clay Modeler
Senior Game Designer
Senior Maya Generalist
Toy Designer
VFX Artist
Video Game Designer
Video Game Developer
Video Game Project Manager
Video Game Tester
Video Game Writer
Visual Development Artist
World 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):
Video Game Designers
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 15-1199.11

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 25-1194.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Art Directors
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 27-1011.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 27-1013.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Multimedia Artists and Animators
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 27-1014.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Graphic Designers
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 27-1024.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 27-2012.01