The 3D Animation Certificate program program is designed for students who wish to develop skills in the field of 3D Animation or to lay foundation skills needed in a related career change. The program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of 3D Animation. Students will be utilizing art software applications used in production for movies, games, advertising, software and the other entertainment industries.
Graduates of the 3D Animation Certificate program will be able to create, build, and modify multiple, complex 3D models, generate 3D animation, and animate 3D armatures. They will be able to create 3D models, create simple and complex surface materials, perform renders as well as prepare CG assets that are suitable for compositing into still or live action imagery. Students will be provided with foundational tools that are used for animation, such as rigging and skinning, and will create animation to test the rig.
Careers that pertain to skills taught in the 3D Animation Certificate Program include positions such as 3D Artist, Modeler, Texture Painter/Texture Artist, 3D Animator, lighting and rendering. Graduates will have attained foundation production skills used in the movies, games, advertising, software and other entertainment industries utilizing 3D modeling and animation software.
The mission of the 3D Animation Certificate program reinforces that of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, through its emphasis on high level training in skills with real world demand. Students with this Certificate will possess a body of knowledge and foundation skills that are used in the competitive job market related to 3D Modeling and Animation and also prepare them for future academic endeavors if they choose. The courses are identical to the ones taken by our Bachelor of Science candidates, so academic rigor is maintained throughout.