Filter
Certificate

Top Certificate Programs in Computer Arts

A certificate provides recognition of competence in a specific professional skill. Certificate programs generally require students to demonstrate proficiency in predetermined qualifications and may be necessary for skilled jobs. They focus on relatively narrow topics and are often useful for rapid employment or career advancement.

What is a certificate in computer arts? More inclusive than graphic arts, computer arts cover a range of subfields such as special effects, graphic design, computer-aided design and web page development. Some classes may study static and interactive art, internet publishing, modeling techniques, video game development, and methods for meeting each client's differing needs. Using powerful yet intuitive software, students may learn how to write HTML or CSS, use digital photo and video editing tools, or learn the tricks and techniques of video game design.

There are many different skills students can improve by studying computer arts. They may learn how to create compelling web pages for themselves, employers, or clients. Students can also gain productivity skills and the ability to create a memorable user interface and experience.

A certificate in computer arts can take anywhere from a few days to one or two years to complete. The price will vary based on the school offering it as well as the length of the program. Students should carefully research schools and particular programs to find one that matches their desired goals and budgets.

Virtually all of the computer arts are in extremely high demand, and many students experience rapid employment upon completion of a certificate program. From front-end developer to webmaster to video game developer, there may be considerably more vacancies than people to fill them. A certificate can also be exceptionally useful for individuals who want to be entrepreneurs, small business owners, and startup managers in the digital realm.

Completing a certificate in the computer arts is a logical step toward gaining or advancing a career in digital technology. Certificate programs are available locally and internationally and may be taken online or on campus in part-time or full-time schedules. Please search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

Read More Read Less
Other options within this field of study:

23 Results in Computer Arts

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 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
ITECOM Art Design Paris

The virtual editing is done in real time and the evolution of post-production software for creating special effects simply breathtaking. This training is focused on non-l ... [+]

The virtual editing is done in real time and the evolution of post-production software for creating special effects simply breathtaking. This training is focused on non-linear editing with Final Cut Pro and the realization of special effects with After Effects. Students should acquire a professional level editing, special effects and control the aesthetics of the picture during the implementation.

The different audiovisual styles will be covered: video clip, advertising, short film, topical, reportage, documentary showreel (SHOWREEL) institutionnnel film, TV and generic background. The purpose of this training is to understand the environment in which the assembly work is part of a respected art direction and the deadlines imposed by the client.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Media Design School

The objective is the joint development of a multi-user 3D games. ... [+]

seminar target

The objective is the joint development of Multi-user 3D games.

Facts Duration: full-time, 9:00 to 14:30 Type: Workshop Degree: Certificate MD.H Release dates: 07.11.2016 - 07.22.2016 (Dusseldorf) | 08.29.2016 - 09.09.2016 (Munich) | 08/01/2016 - 08/05/2016 (Berlin) Locations: Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin Admission Requirements

Addressed are young people with Interest in the design and development of computer games. Good is this camp for high school students / inside of classes 11 - 13, junior high school student / inside the class 10 and those who have already been started to study and want to reorient.

introduction

The Media Camp Games offers an insight into the complex working cycles in the development of computer games.... [-]

Germany Munich Düsseldorf Berlin
August 2019
Full-time
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 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Academy Class

Take your After Effects skills to the next level. Upon completion of this course, you will have mastered the key skills to bring your ideas to life and will be able to cr ... [+]

Certification Supporting Material 18-month Free course retake

Take your After Effects skills to the next level. Upon completion of this course, you will have mastered the key skills to bring your ideas to life and will be able to create visually stunning videos.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course will help you master the concepts and features of the program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version. Graphics professionals who want to enhance their motion editing and compositing. Experienced users will also benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises.

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

Before attending this course, you should have already acquired skills from the After Effects 101 and 201 courses, or have equivalent knowledge.... [-]

United Kingdom London Manchester Leeds Glasgow Lithuania Vilnius  + 3 More
August 2019
Part-time
3 days
Campus
Online
Academy Class

Get ready to enter the world of 3D games with Unity3D! Unity is the ultimate game development platform to build high-quality 3D and 2D games, deploy them across mobile, d ... [+]

Certification Supporting Material 18-month Free course retake

Get ready to enter the world of 3D games with Unity3D! Unity is the ultimate game development platform to build high-quality 3D and 2D games, deploy them across mobile, desktop, VR/AR, consoles or the Web. This course also focusses on scripting, custom GUI controls, prefab customization, multiplayer networking features like chat, and optimizations that will make your gameplay better on mobile devices and desktops alike. Take a deep dive into Unity’s controls and learn how to build more interactive, high-performance 3D games.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This workshop is created for developers, teachers, and students that are new to Unity. In this project-based workshop, the disciple is introduced to the Unity 3 workspace and typical project work procedures.... [-]

United Kingdom London Manchester Leeds Glasgow Lithuania Vilnius  + 3 More
August 2019
Part-time
5 days
Campus
Online
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 2019
Part-time
3 days
Campus
Online
Academy Class

In this 5-day Cinema 4D course we’ll cover how this intuitive 3D package can be used for creating amazing still images for print and breathtaking video for broadcast, TV, ... [+]

Certification Supporting Material 18-month Free course retake

Zero to Cinema 4D HERO in just 5 days!

In this 5-day Cinema 4D course we’ll cover how this intuitive 3D package can be used for creating amazing still images for print and breathtaking video for broadcast, TV, web, and film. This Cinema 4D course coupled with its easy interface and logical workflow, make it possible for those new to 3D artistry to be producing hi-end 3D scenes quickly. We will cover modeling techniques for creating bespoke models, typography & objects. You’ll also cover animation, lighting and camera techniques.

The Cinema 4D course covers an introduction to BodyPaint 3D and how best to texture your models and type. We’ll show you the software’s tight integration with Adobe products as well as other leading compositing and video products.... [-]

United Kingdom London Manchester Leeds Glasgow Lithuania Vilnius  + 3 More
August 2019
Part-time
5 days
Campus
Online
Academy Class

The 3ds Max Green Belt class focuses on learning the techniques and methods that will get the best results. Over 3 days you will be developing your skills and abilities w ... [+]

Certification Supporting Material 18-month Free course retake

The 3ds Max Green Belt class focuses on learning the techniques and methods that will get the best results. Over 3 days you will be developing your skills and abilities with, Modelling, Lighting, Animation, and Rendering.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

People who have preferably attended the 3DS Max Essentials Jumpstart or have a number of years experience working with 3D tools and have a solid understanding of modeling in the 3D environment.

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

You will have taken the 3ds Max Jumpstart zero to HERO course or have equivalent knowledge and experience

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

You will be able to design 3D environments with animated walking characters with realistic lighting viewed from a moving camera.... [-]

United Kingdom London Manchester Leeds Glasgow Lithuania Vilnius  + 3 More
August 2019
Part-time
3 days
Campus
Online
Academy Class

AngularJS is a powerful and extensible HTML and Javascript based framework for building web applications. It is based around the paradigm of Model View Control (MVC), all ... [+]

Certification Supporting Material 18-month Free course retake

AngularJS is a powerful and extensible HTML and Javascript based framework for building web applications. It is based on the paradigm of Model View Control (MVC), allowing modular development of your applications in javascript via controllers, and has data-binding client-side via HTML, with live data at runtime. This is a far more powerful and adaptable pattern for a web app than the traditional server-side PHP/ASP bindings called only once on the page-load. AngularJS is the ideal framework to adopt for building web applications, and HTML5 based mobile apps. Combined with other UI frameworks like IONIC, AngularJS offers the best practices for making native PhoneGap/Cordova mobile apps. The course is two days in length. The first day explains the framework and shows it uses, the second day is used to construct a fully working application that makes use of local client-side storage and server-side storage using Firebase.... [-]

United Kingdom London Manchester Leeds Glasgow Lithuania Vilnius  + 3 More
August 2019
Part-time
2 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 2019
Part-time
1 month
Campus
Online
Academy of Interactive Entertainment

The Game Development Foundations course will allow you to create 3D games using the powerful Unity 3D game engine. Students will be introduced to industry standard tools ... [+]

The Game Development Foundations course will allow you to create 3D games using the powerful Unity 3D game engine. Students will be introduced to industry standard tools and techniques for game development.

The course covers:

Use C# to develop games in Unity 3D Learn about game mechanics and how to implement them Create games faster as you learn rapid prototyping Explore Unity3D’s components and scripting to generate levels, special effects, user interface and game logic Import artwork assets for games Manage projects using version control and collaboration tools Successful completion awarded with Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and technology

During the course you will develop two games and a web page to display them; the first game introduces you to development in Unity3D. The final production allows you, in small teams or individually, to create the concept, manage the scope, integrate art assets and test a game.... [-]

Australia Sydney Melbourne Canberra Adelaide Australia Online USA Lafayette Seattle USA Online Campbellsville Perth  + 8 More
July 2019
Part-time
10 - 20 weeks
Online & Campus Combined
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
June 2019
Part-time
10 - 20 weeks
Online & Campus Combined
Friends of Design - Academy of Digital Arts

Make use of your existing design skills and expand your creativity into other markets such as Game Design for Ad games, Educational games, Online or Mobile games and more ... [+]

Game Graphics & Multimedia Entertainment

Make use of your existing design skills and expand your creativity into other markets such as Game Design for Ad games, Educational games, Online or Mobile games and more – we’ll show you just how to get there.

Friends of Design – Academy of Digital Arts, has been running the Game Graphics & Multimedia Entertainment Course since 2012 with great success, being the first Council of Higher Education accredited, stand-alone course of its kind in South Africa.

This course offers game enthusiasts, creatives and interactive media interested students the chance to get an education in this field, thus providing the future employees for companies in the digital entertainment business, as well as equipping students for starting their own companies as freelancers.... [-]

South Africa Cape Town
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Friends of Design - Academy of Digital Arts

This one year, full time, practical programme engages you in a fixed curriculum around standards-compliant web design and publishing, video production and post production ... [+]

Web Publishing & Interactive Media

This one year, full time, practical programme engages you in a fixed curriculum around standards-compliant web design and publishing, video production and post production techniques, 2D animation, compositing and visual effects, game design theory and community supported open source content management systems. The programme emphasizes technical training, interactive screen design in context and conceptual thinking.

NOTE: This course is not suitable for absolute beginners. You will need either basic skills in Adobe Photoshop or relevant work experience to cope with the design pressures of the web and motion graphics modules.

What to Expect from your studies ... [-]
South Africa Cape Town
Full-time
1 year
Campus