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.
Environment Design for Games
Create well-designed environments to enhance the game experience. This course trains students to develop assets for use in a game engine. Students learn to deconstruct a completed video game level and practice the techniques game designers use to finish gaming interfaces. Students will have a better understanding of how the game design process from start to finish by the end of the course.
Characters For Film
Learn to animate characters for the silver screen. This course builds on the foundations set in earlier animation classes and gives students a chance to create characters for films. Students work with the modeling, rigging, fur, materials and character simulation based on a production shot. Upon completion of this course, students will work closely with an art director to ensure their characters can be used in a realistic production shot.
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 pro 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.