1. Create Tomorrow - in Character Animation for Games

      The Character Animation for Games Certificate is offered for those who wish to develop skills to specialize in Character Animation, or to enable a career change. The curriculum provides comprehensive overview of the skills needed to work as a Character Animator.

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      Enhance Your Character Animation for Games Skills

      The multi-billion dollar video game industry keeps on growing each and every year. It is also growing exponentially in the complexity and technological sophistication of the games themselves. This industry needs talented and well trained professionals to help it continue to fuel its remarkable growth.

      That’s why if you are a professional in the video game industry or perhaps looking to gain a new set of skills, the Certificate in Character Animation for Games at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division might be the perfect fit for you.

      This program consists of 16 core courses that provide students with a comprehensive overview of the skills needed to work as a Character Animator, with special emphasis on the areas that differentiate game animation from other animation disciplines.

      Upon completion of the Character Animation for Games Certificate program, students will be able to use a variety of advanced tools and techniques to model and animate characters for use in video games. They will be able to create 3D geometry and texture it for realistic characters.

      Career Portrait

      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.”

      Source:http://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/multimedia-artists-and-animators.htm

      Accreditation

      The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

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