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“Creating great computer animations and visual effects relies on our students’ ability to be creative, to work collaboratively and to master complex technologies.”
John McIntosh
Chair
Student Work
About The Department
  • Specialization in 3D computer animation, visual effects and game arts
  • Learn technical skills as well as narrative and story development
  • We strive to give students a competitive edge to stand-out
  • 321 students, 110 faculty, 53 courses
Courses
  • Curriculum at a glance
    • 72 credits in studio
    • 30 credits in humanities & sciences
    • 15 credits in art history
    • 3 credits in elective courses
  • 53 courses offered, including:
    • Advanced Python for Technical Directors
    • Advanced Sound Design and Mixing
    • After Effects Techniques
    • Character Animation
    • Color Grading and Digital Intermediates
    • Computer Animation: 3D Modeling and Animation
    • Figure Sculpting for the Computer Animator
    • Introduction to VFX Animation with Houdini
    • Life Drawing for Computer Animators
    • Lighting and Rendering 
    • Modeling and Animation in Maya
    • Modeling and Rigging
    • Motion Capture
    • Photoshop: Beyond the Foundations
    • Production Skills
    • Professional Practices
    • Python Scripting for Maya Artists
    • Sound and Vision: Producing a Sound Track
    • The Business of Being an Artist
    • Three-Dimensional Digital Sculpture
    • Three-Dimensional Medical Visualization
    • VFX and Motion Graphics
    • Video Game Design
    • Website Design

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