3D Animation

Are you intrigued by the 3D character and creature animation in games, movies and commercials?
Want to learn more about making a warrior jump and roll or a monster crawl on all fours? We have a program that teaches you how to prepare characters for animation and then make them come alive.

In our program you will learn all about animation, animation principles and keyframing. The soul of the curriculum is character animation but you will learn to animate anything. You will develop game ready animation assets as well as create story based, cinematic animations. There are other elements packed into the program as well to ensure that you are a well rounded artist. You will explore technical concepts like rigging and character setup, basic lighting, rendering & compositing among many other industry skills and trends.

With An ACC 3D Animation Education…

You Can Become a:

  • Animator
  • Rigger
  • Technical Animator
  • Pre-Viz Artist

You Will Learn:

  • Key Frame Animation
  • The 12 Principles of Animation
  • Generalist CG Skills
  • Character Rigging
  • Pre-Visualization​

You Will Be Trained In:

  • Autodesk Maya
  • Autodesk 3DsMax
  • Unity
  • Unreal
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

Degrees Offered

Two degrees are offered for the Game Design specialization: Associate of Applied Science and a Certificate. For further information and descriptions about the courses please visit the College Catalog: Course Descriptions.

Get Prepared For a Career in 3D Animation

A career in 3D Animation offers a variety of opportunities to explore new ideas and new places. The market is wide and vast. You could end up anywhere from the home of feature films, games, or tv. Many animators choose to work on contract projects that allow them to work from home.

“ACC’s Animation Program gave me the tools and skills I needed to be successful in the animation industry.”

William Vera
Animator, Sledgehammer Games

“ACC’s Animation Program gave me the tools and skills I needed to be successful in the animation industry.”

William Vera
Animator, Sledgehammer Games

Advising

CDT advisors are here to assist you. General ACC advisors are not always aware of changes to our degree plans, since we regularly update requirements in order to teach you the most current skills possible. Call or email one of our department advisors to schedule an appointment.

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