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Top Certificate Programs in Computer Animation

Certificates signal to others that a student has spent time and effort in perfecting his or her craft. Secondary school graduates may participate in certification programs in order to learn more about a topic they find interesting. There are certifications for a number of subjects, and the programs can take anywhere from weeks to years to complete.

Wondering what is a certificate in computer animation? This academic credential signifies that a student has succeeded in completed in-depth studies covering numerous subjects relating to animation and computer technology. There are several programs that focus on different areas in the field of computer animation. Prior to receiving a certificate, students may study topics including filmmaking, film history, visual effects and animation. Some programs may combine theoretical discussion with hands-on practice.

While going through the process of getting a computer animation certificate, students can gain skills such as drawing, computer literacy and adaptability. These skills can help students understand how to combine creativity and logic, benefitting them in various careers and in their day-to-day lives as they solve problems.

How long it takes and how much it costs to complete a certificate can vary. For this reason, it’s best to contact the institutions you’re interested in to find out about tuition, fees and living expenses.

A certificate in computer animation can lead to several careers. Those with a talent for and understanding of drawing and technology may become animators for films or television shows. For someone who has a knack for creating detailed environments and backgrounds, a career as a background artist may be preferable. Additionally, a graduate may be able to use his or her knowledge to become a visual effects artist, creating special effects for musicals, movies or concerts.

Each student may have in mind an ideal learning environment, which is why many educational institutions offer certification program options locally and online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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8 Results in Computer Animation

ITECOM Art Design Paris

The 3D animation and CGI are now present in all areas of creative communications. The sector Animation and 3D realization, taught in three years, allows to train for thes ... [+]

The 3D animation and CGI are now present in all areas of creative communications. The sector Animation and 3D realization, taught in three years, allows to train for these techniques. It is naturally focused on the sectors of digital creation: the video game and animated film.

Training available: Initial training Further education (CIF / CPF ...) linked training (professional contract)

Along with learning the basic techniques necessary for its professionalism, the student realizes every year one or more projects, alone or in small teams. A core curriculum in the first year and a specialization in Real or Game industry sector in the following years.

In the first year, students perform a short film learning and game design: they write their scripts, create characters and decorations, draw the storyboard, are modeling and animate their characters resolve their "gameplay" ...! This training is based on a project management logical, realistic and concrete conducted by professional speakers: this shared passion should lead our students to be animated filmmakers and creators of video games of tomorrow.... [-]

France Paris
September 2020
French
Full-time
3 years
Campus
The Open Window Institute for Arts and Digital Sciences

The National Certificate course in 3D Animation and Visual Effects aims to deliver students who are competent 3D animation or visual effects artists. The course investiga ... [+]

The National Certificate course in 3D Animation and Visual Effects aims to deliver students who are competent 3D animation or visual effects artists. The course investigates a range of Animation fundamentals, such as how to animate characters, as well as texturing and lighting objects, characters and backgrounds. In addition, the course places a critical focus on the student’s professional practice, such as the ability to assess client contracts and to market your own projects.

Minimum entry requirements: Pass on National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) and basic computer literacy

Introduction to 3D Technology This module introduces the history and development of digital animation, and delves into the functionality of 3D software applications. Students will learn various modelling techniques and modifiers that facilitate the process of modelling 3D characters. Students are introduced to the manner in which line, form and volume functions and how these elements are implicated in the changing of surfaces during motion.... [-]

South Africa Pretoria
February 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
GOBELINS - L'école de l'image

Drawing on its experience and worldwide reputation in the field of character animation, GOBELINS conceived a specialized professional training in 3D character animation w ... [+]

Drawing on its experience and worldwide reputation in the field of character animation, GOBELINS conceived a specialized professional training in 3D character animation which profiles are high demanded. This programme has been built with the help of instructors coming from the best 3D animation studios and includes hands-on exercises to master direction, movements and acting skills. This programme also includes conferences from international animation and video games experts, the production of a demo reel, a professional internship and an end-of-training report. This programme has a strong international focus with participants coming from all over the world.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT Acting Movement: gravity and weight Animation styles: from realism to cartoon Character Animation: humans, animals and toons Lipsync 3D Layout The different 3D Animation techniques: methodology and practice Conferences by international animation experts Production of an individual demo reel showcasing the student’s animation skills SKILLS Proficiency of 3D character animation (human characters, animals, realist style, cartoon, etc.) Creativity in terms of animation THE ASSETS Specialization training in 3D Character Animation. International focus with participants from all over the world High-level international instructors Hands-on practical exercises with high levels of pedagogical progression so that participants can reach a professional level of 3D animation and gain new career opportunities. Participation in FMX, one of the biggest European conferences for 3D animation professionals 2-months internship with a training report to be written. Production of a demo reel, particularly helpful in the professional world and for job search TARGET AUDIENCE ... [-]
France Paris
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Academy Class

Building upon the foundation in Cinema 4D that you will have when completing the Yellow Belt and Green Belt courses, this three-day course will take the user into the mor ... [+]

Certification Supporting Material 18-month Free course retake

Building upon the foundation in Cinema 4D that you will have when completing the Yellow Belt and Green Belt courses, this three-day course will take the user into the more advanced regions of the program that most training courses often neglect to cover. You will learn how to control and create more complex animations using Cinema 4D’s advanced features, producing more time-effective workflows and impressive results. This course is also ideal for those who already know the basics of Cinema 4D and would like to learn more about the deeper functions of the software.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Anyone who has completed the jumpstart or Yellow Belt and Green Belt courses, or those who have learned Cinema 4D independently, and would like to jump into the advanced features of the software.... [-]

United Kingdom London Manchester Leeds Glasgow Lithuania Vilnius  + 3 More
August 2020
Part-time
3 days
Campus
Online
Academy Class

Design, develop, and maintain standards-based websites and applications. Build world-class websites and applications with one of the industry’s leading web authoring tool ... [+]

Certification Supporting Material 18-month Free course retake

Design, develop, and maintain standards-based websites and applications. Build world-class websites and applications with one of the industry’s leading web authoring tools.

Build HTML5 banners and animations to run on all devices or build Android and iOS applications.

Adobe® Animate® CC is the industry-leading authoring environment for creating engaging interactive experiences. Deliver to audiences across platforms and devices.

With object-based animation, the time required to transform images into animated symbols is reduced to seconds, compared to earlier versions.

Learn how to design HTML5 banners and other projects with sophisticated animation, import video and sound files, and integrate buttons with compelling interactivity using JavaScript.... [-]

United Kingdom London Manchester Leeds Glasgow Lithuania Vilnius  + 3 More
August 2020
Part-time
1 month
Campus
Online
Academy of Interactive Entertainment

3D Animation Foundations is designed to introduce students to the many career opportunities available for 3D artists, animators and designers. This course gives student a ... [+]

3D Animation Foundations is designed to introduce students to the many career opportunities available for 3D artists, animators and designers. This course gives student an understanding of the creative potential of the 3D animation software used in the games, film and visual effects industry.

The course covers the fundamentals of 3D animation including:

3D modeling Texturing Animation Lighting Rendering Character design Environment design Short movie production

The course concludes in an production unit wherein students will work together to produce a short animated film. Students start by planning their animation with concept art and storyboards, modelling and animating their designs throughout the production process and finish by editing sound, music and special FX into the final product.... [-]

Australia Sydney Melbourne Canberra Adelaide Australia Online USA Lafayette Seattle USA Online Campbellsville Perth  + 8 More
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Part-time
10 - 20 weeks
Online & Campus Combined
edX

Learn fundamental 3D concepts to create 3D models and animations as you work with Blender, an open-source animation software tool. ... [+]

Learn fundamental 3D concepts to create 3D models and animations as you work with Blender, an open-source animation software tool.

Architects are relying more on 3D software to visualize unbuilt spaces. 3D rendering and architectural visualization can help architects and designers to work in collaboration and better communicate ideas.

This program will introduce the basic concepts of architectural visualization. The program will use Blender, a free and open-source tool, to demonstrate these concepts. The courses in this program cover a spectrum of processes such as modeling, texturing, and lighting.

The program has been shot and edited elegantly with slow-paced video tutorials, quizzes, activities, hands-on assignments, and projects.... [-]

USA Cambridge
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
8 weeks
Online
London College of Contemporary Arts

Our HNC/HND in Creative Media Production (Computer Game Development) is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. This course will ... [+]

HNC/HND Computer Game Animation

Our HNC/HND in Creative Media Production (Computer Game Animation) is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. This course will give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to be ready for employment. The HNC/HND in Creative Media Production (Computer Game Animation) also provides career development opportunities within the industry.

This course provides students with the theoretical knowledge and the skills required to design and develop computer games using 3D and 2D design and animation. Learners will develop a range of skills and techniques, and focus on the development of higher-level skills in the Computer Game Development context.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus