Create Your Future in Animation Online
Imagine creating environments and characters that you can actually play and incorporate into video games. Get ready to take hands-on classes in game development and design. Our program includes courses in 3D modeling, background character design and compositing. Let’s start building!
Earn your Bachelor of Science in Animation online. As a student, you’ll learn the production pipeline and how to incorporate your designs into video games and movies.
- Our online Bachelor of Science in Animation Degree with a concentration in Environment & Character Design is 120 credit hours and 36 months in length.
- Each class is studied exclusively during a four-week period allowing students to focus on one particular subject at a time.
Morph polygon surfaces and objects into 3D models for film, video games and commercial advertising. This course focuses on the design and creation of 3D models, proper edge flow of digital assets and enhancing form and edge quality. Students learn how to collaborate with other animators to integrate their models into the production pipeline. Upon completion of this course, students will have a better understanding of the techniques used by industry professionals.
Sculpting Characters for Film & Games
This course expands on pipeline techniques to complete a full character. Students will create production-ready characters focusing on adhering to industry standards for character implementation for a game engine or film quality constraints by building accurate and deformable topology and UVs.
Environments For Games
This course teaches students the techniques of modern game-environment creation. Students will gain a more in-depth technical understanding and will develop assets for use in a game engine. The course focuses on creating modular materials and meshes that adhere both visually and technically industry standards.
Animators rely on high-performing gear and software to bring their creations to life. As an animation student, the TechKit® becomes your fully-armed battle station to design out-of-this-world VFX and animations for film, TV and video games. The Animation TechKit® includes your own MSI GE76 Raider laptop with Unreal Engine, Python, Autodesk Maya, Pixologic ZBrush and Nuke.* You will also receive the entire Adobe Creative Suite, as well as a Wacom 16 Cintiq, Stealth Trooper Backpack, Gaming Mouse and Headset.
Our industry-experienced instructors curated a selection of Animation textbooks to help you get inspired to create your future as an animator in entertainment.
*Specific types of gear and gear info subject to change without notice.
Take Classes Online
The online degree programs are designed to bring the entertainment industry to you. Our industry-experienced instructors share their expertise through our Learning Management System (LMS). This secure, web-based platform allows you to discuss projects with your fellow classmates, submit weekly assignments and watch instructor videos all from wherever you live.
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