3D Character Arts Track

Master professional-level asset building and studio workflows in this track designed specifically for a career as a 3D character artist

Courses start on April 15th, 2023

TRACKS OVERVIEW

Understand the role of a Character Artist

Character creation artists are the engines that drive the world of 3D games animation. In essence they are responsible for translating pre-production and concept art into a solid, workable 3D form for the animation team–but that barely scratches the surface of what’s involved. What is remarkable about this job is the way it combines technical precision with artistic expression, providing a unique opportunity to build the characters and creatures that ultimately define a project. Little wonder the role of character artist is often regarded as the most coveted in entertainment design.

As you complete each course, you will receive a certificate of completion for that course. In order to qualify for a course certificate of completion, students must complete at least 80% of the class assignment during the duration of the course.

Should you have any questions regarding these courses please contact [email protected]. Additionally, you only pay for the course(s) you take in a given term.

Understand the role of a Character Artist
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WINTER
January 21st- April
14th 2023
SPRING
April 15th - July
7th 2023
SUMMER
July 8th - September
30th 2023
FALL
September 30th - December
22nd, 2023

As you complete each course you will receive a certificate of completion for that course. In order to qualify for an in course certificate of completion, students must complete at least 80% of the class assignment during the duration of the course.  

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