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Media & Communication Arts - 3D Animation

In Macomb's 3D Animation Program, you will learn how to navigate a 3D environment and build 3D models in preparation for a career in computer animation. Through a variety of hands-on projects and in the development of your own portfolio, you will gain practical experience in the use of animation tools and techniques, including advanced shading networks, rendering engines and specialized lighting. You will also learn how to create dynamic effects and simulate collisions between objects.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Media & Communication Arts - 3D Animation

  1. Learn on the most powerful animation software in use today
  2. Save $18,000+ by starting here/80% of our students leave debt free
  3. Access to job placement through Career Services

Media & Communication Arts - 3D Animation Courses at Macomb

  • Illustration Fundamentals
  • Digital Layout Adobe
  • Figure Illustration 1
  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • Previsualization
  • Digital Illustration
  • Introduction to Digital Video
  • Introduction to 3D
  • Typography & Spacial Development
  • Digital Editing
  • Compositing & 2D Animatics
  • 3D Modeling & Rendering
  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Dynamic Simulation
  • Compositing with After Effects and Nuke

Career Opportunities in Media & Communication Arts - 3D Animation

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – 3D Animation, you will be qualified for positions that include multimedia artist, animator, modeler, texture artist, environmental design artist, and motion design artist.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in Macomb’s Media & Communication Arts – 3D Animation Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about the 3D Animation Program?

For more information about the Media & Communication Arts – 3 D Animation Program at Macomb, contact one of the 3D Animation program advisors: Professor Brian Sauriol

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