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“The work our students produce shows their ability to be creative, work collaboratively and master complex technologies.”
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About The Department
  • Specialization in 3D computer art, computer animation and visual effects
  • Learn technical skills as well as story and visual development
  • We strive to give students a competitive edge to stand-out
  • 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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