Star Wars or any Pixar film could never have been made without the skills and software you will learn in this program. The most talented in our field are able to successfully combine the mastery of storytelling, artistry, and technology, and that’s our goal. You are challenged to combine your academic abilities with creativity and innovation, as you redefine reality through 3D design and animation, visual effects, and advanced techniques for motion graphics in an environment that encourages teamwork, problem solving, and the ability to meet deadlines.
College bound? Complete curriculum designed to provide an overview of the opportunities available related to animation and visual effects so you can “try it out” before selecting a major. Compete for scholarships as you develop exceptionally creative digital portfolios and demo reels, limited only by the imagination. Advance your motion graphics and 3D animation skills to the next level that will bring your creations to life.
Autodesks’ Oscar-winning software, Maya is the primary application our program utilizes; Maya is a broad, practical program with many applications. It supports several industries, including the entertainment industry–movies, television, and video games; training and education; communications and marketing; government and healthcare professions through simulated animations; advertising, particularly with the growth of the “in-game” advertising; and in the corporate world, where digital media is increasingly used as a visual marketing tool as businesses struggle to be noticed in our digital society.
In addition to Maya, you may use a variety of CGI tools including Toon Boom Harmony, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects; Apple Final Cut Pro, ZBrush, MotionBuilder, and compositing applications. You will have the ability to earn over 30 hours of college credit.
Additionally, you will join the elite PixlCrew. The Pixl Crew will allow you to network with other creative students and expand your network of budding professionals. Every year, we host PixlFest where you have the opportunity to learn and network with industry professionals.Learn More
The path to follow for success is defined by our advisory board members, experts in the industry who have a significant role in customizing your training plan. Competencies are the skills that will enable you to leave prepared for college and/or a career. These competencies have been arranged into modules, Modules completed are dependent upon the career major selected for training.
Refer to the 3D Checklist for the modules to be completed according to your chosen training option.View Modules
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