The world of 3D Animation covers a lot of ground. Talented professionals work in a wide variety of roles including that of 3D Artists, Modelers, Texture Painters/Texture Artists, 3D Animators and in lighting and rendering. These professionals use their skills in the movies, games, advertising, software and other entertainment industries utilizing 3D modeling and animation software.
If you are looking to enhance your skills in 3D animation or are considering a career change, then the Certificate Program in 3D Animation from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh might be the perfect fit for you.
The curriculum in this program consists of 13 core courses that provide students with a comprehensive overview of 3D Animation. Introductory courses include Computer 3D Modeling & Animation and Camera & Lighting Techniques. Then the students move on to courses of Advanced 3D Modeling, Advanced 3D Textures and Character Animation.
Toward the end of the program students will work in a Computer 3D Workshop and in Advance Modeling and Animation Topics. Students will be utilizing state of the art software applications used in production for movies, games, advertising, software and the other entertainment industries.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of multimedia artists and animators is expected to grow by 8 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. Expected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television. However, it will be slowed by companies hiring animators who work overseas.
Consumers will continue to demand more realistic video games, movie and television special effects, and three-dimensional movies. Video game studios will require additional multimedia artists and animators to meet this increased demand. In addition, an increased demand for computer graphics for mobile devices, such as smart phones, will lead to more job opportunities.”
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).