Get the Skills to Be a Digital Artist or Computer Animator

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Develop your creative and technical skills in the Digital Arts & Computer Animation degree program at Laurus College

Computer Animation Training in 190 Weeks*

Want to be part of a team that creates movies or video games that captivate an audience through storytelling and creativity? Do you believe that learning 3D animation is a critical step in achieving that goal?

It definitely is!

If you’re ready to make use of your creative skills and technical savvy to take a step up in life and create a brighter future with a rewarding career, Laurus College is your school.

With your initiative and our support, we thrive.

The career-focused Bachelor of Science Degree program in Digital Arts and Computer Animation prepares students for a multi-faceted career in the animation industry, including video game development, feature film animation, and visual effects creation.

You’ve Already Got a Life and We Appreciate That

We offer online Bachelor’s Degree programs – and let you keep your day job while you learn. You can participate in live classes from the comfort of your home!

If you’re juggling work and a family, you’re busy. Our hybrid learning model gives you greater freedom and flexibility to learn on your own schedule.

That means you’re in control of your learning experience. All you have to do is get the ball rolling. And training with Laurus for a career in web design, with all our dedicated support from Day 1 till you land that dream job, is a smart choice.

Develop your creative and technical skills in 3D modeling, texturing, rigging, animating and rendering digital works of art, while also expanding your critical thinking and problem solving ability.

With a program led by industry professionals, Laurus helps motivated people get the skills, experience, and ongoing support to pursue successful careers.

The Laurus Advantage

Practical, Career-Focused Training that prepares you for an in-demand career.

Supportive Learning Environment where instructors care about your success.

Flexible Scheduling Options that include both day and evening classes.

Laptop Included – Students attending classes in an Occupational Associate or Bachelor’s Degree program are given the opportunity to receive a laptop computer loaded with all of the software needed to complete their program.

Job Search Assistance through our Career Services Department, including resume & portfolio creation, interview preparation and live workshops.

Here’s How You’ll Grow with Us

The goal of this Bachelor’s Degree program is to help students develop the creative and technical skills essential to pursuing a successful career in the computer animation industry. Students will be given the opportunity to acquire fundamental and advanced techniques used throughout the computer animation industry by conducting research, practical application, and self-development.

As part of the curriculum, students will have the opportunity to develop skills in:

  • Illustration
  • Concept Art Creation
  • Color Theory
  • Polygon Modeling
  • Digital Sculpting
  • Texture Painting
  • Lighting
  • Animation
  • Animation Rig Development
  • Rendering
  • Compositing
  • Developing Scripts
  • Modifying 3D Scan Data
  • Working with Game Engines

Students will use industry standard software to explore different techniques used to model, texture, rig, animate, and render digital works of art. Students will also be expected to develop a portfolio that can be used to seek employment within the computer animation industry.

All the Things You’ll Learn

Communication: Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills; communicate concisely, professionally, and accurately in various professional modes, including emails and presentations.

Critical Thinking: Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills by formulating problems and developing achievable solutions; create, analyze and evaluate appropriate solutions, including those for ambiguous problems; streamline information for relevancy; effectively articulate their thinking processes throughout the problem-solving process.

Creativity: Students will exhibit a strong understanding of principles of design, color theory, and composition to create captivating 2D and 3D computer graphics, including illustrations, characters, environments, and animations; demonstrate an understanding of the techniques used in planning, developing, and finalizing digital works of art to meet production requirements in a timely manner.

Proficiency: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the proper workflow for a verity of software used throughout the animation industry, recognize individual software strengths, utilize creative control provided by software, develop a tailored skillset to achieve industry readiness, and apply practical application skillset to real world production problems.

Specialization: Students will demonstrate skillfulness and problem solving abilities of one or more particular specializations within the animation production pipeline, including, illustration, modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, and compositing for feature film, VFX, and video games.

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Where You Could Be After Completing Our Program

Digital Arts and Computer 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.

Grads with Digital Arts & Computer Animation training may find employment in a wide range of interesting and rewarding positions, including:

  • 3D Animator, Modeler or Generalist
  • Multimedia/VFX Artist
  • Video Game Designer
  • Art Director
  • and more!

See a list of careers from the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC-DACA2) system

With so many professional opportunities available to people with the right qualifications, Laurus can prepare you for a career that will take you to that next level in life.

Is a Rewarding Career as a Digital Artist or Computer Animator Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’d like to know more about the careers available to grads of our Digital Arts & Computer Animation program and explore whether Laurus is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

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Digital Arts and Computer Animation Bachelor of Science Degree Gainful Employment Disclosures

* Program length when completed in normal time.