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A course in college or university is a class that focuses on one specific area of study within the broader range of a subject. Similar to high school classes, a course will have one or two instructors and a fixed roster of students.

What is a course in computer animation? Computer animation is a process that is used for creating moving animated images. A course would involve learning about animation and its history in film, motion graphics, and character design. Virtual environments, advanced 3D computer graphics, and FX techniques for television and movies, all centered around digital creation, would be taught in the course using hands-on methods.

Students learning about computer animation may acquire valuable skills during the course, which may be useful in many other areas of life, even beyond higher education. Confidence in their abilities, design knowledge, and versatility can be assets when pursuing many different kinds of careers.

A full course in computer animation will take about three years, but more specific and specialized courses may only take six months. The enrollment and registration fees will vary between the different colleges and universities offering the courses. Contact the schools that interest you most for more pricing information.

Computer animation is becoming more and more involved in all kinds of industries, providing a wide swath of career opportunities that extend even beyond media and advertising. A career in multimedia art, 3D animation, storyboard art, animated Web design, graphic art, and 3D modeling are just a few of the options that implement the skills and techniques taught when learning and mastering computer animation.

Students wishing to take this course have many options to choose from, including online, at a local campus, or even abroad internationally. 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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9 Results in Computer Animation

COCO - Escuela Europea para la Comunicación y Las Artes Visuales

Basic professional training to get started in 3D Animation. ... [+]

Basic professional training to get started in 3D Animation.

Agenda

The software

Maya interface Movement tools

Introduction to Animation

Brief theory of animation and principles of animation. Animation interface, Channel Box, TimeSlider, Graph Editor.

First contact with the Animation

Basic animation: Balls bouncing with difference of weights, concepts of timming and squash / strech overlapping, braking with pendulums and balls with tail. Fundamentals of balance and weight: ball with legs, balances and jumps. Mechanics of the lower part of the body Introduction to Blocking: Analysis of the pose and cycles of walking and basic jumps. Recipients

Students and others interested in the world of 3D computer animation (Designers, 2D animators, creatives, motion artists, etc.) who want to enter the world of animation and cinematics for videogames, movies or advertising. No previous animation experience is required to start this course.... [-]

Spain Alicante
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Spanish
Part-time
85 hours
Campus
ITECOM Art Design NICE

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 ... [+]

At the end of the 3rd year, the final exam is validated by a vocational training certificate with OPQF qualification.

Duration of training: 3 years

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.

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.... [-]

France Nice
September 2019
French
Full-time
3 years
Campus
exMedia

Animation is seen as an evolving concept to evolving art form, required by the handwerkliches- and design skills as well as have the will to experiment and artistic ventu ... [+]

Animation is seen as an evolving concept to evolving art form, required by the handwerkliches- and design skills as well as have the will to experiment and artistic venture.

Each image form that involves movement, can be treated here. This includes all forms and materials of the visual arts, and its relation with other artistic disciplines such as theater or dance. Also a link to 3D animation is seen.

Content and form are developed in parallel: from traditional narrative forms and documentary to pure abstraction, from the teleplay for performance.

The presentation will be included in the design process. The sole production of canvas or screen is no longer selbverständlich.... [-]

Germany Cologne
October 2019
German
Full-time
Campus
Think Tank Training Centre

The Think Tank Online program is designed to train working artists for the CG industry in the following roles: Environments for games (immersive real-time environments) ... [+]

Stemming from the success of our campus program, our online program is a full 4 terms (16 month total) with each term 14 weeks in length. Term 1 Foundations, anyone can apply (if the candidate meets the system requirements, etc.). Upon completing this term, you then move on to choose your career specialty in ONE of the following disciplines;

Environment for Games Hard Surface Modeling for Film Character Modeling for Games Organic Modeling for Film Texture & Look Development

*All required software is provided and licensed for you! (Maya, Photoshop, etc.). You do not need to know your specialization prior to applying as you can discover your abilities as you work through our Foundations Term.... [-]

Canada Canada Online
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Full-time
Part-time
16 months
Online
LISAA Paris

The Entry Level year allows students to further basic theoretical, technical and methodological knowledge applicable across design disciplines and to prepare for studies ... [+]

The Entry Level year allows students to further basic theoretical, technical and methodological knowledge applicable across design disciplines and to prepare for studies in the fields of animation, special effects and video games.

It is aimed at students who have already completed a first year of further education in design (Foundation year (MANAA) or Introductory Course in Applied Arts) and who can show a satisfactory level of visual presentation skills in their portfolio.

Advantages of the Course Classes led by industry professionals High-standard technical equipment Classes centred around real projects allowing students to obtain technical skills Personalised student follow-up for the creation of their portfolio and professional project Links between different disciplines in order for students to understand the complementary relationship of different areas of expertise Entry Requirements & Application ... [-]
France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
VanArts

A recent survey of the "Top 100 Schools for Animation, Gaming and Design" by Animation Career Review ranked VanArts as #1 in Western Canada ... [+]

Course - 2D/3D Character Animation

A recent survey of the "Top 100 Schools for Animation, Gaming and Design" by Animation Career Review ranked VanArts as #1 in Western Canada and #11 worldwide.Awesome assignments, inspiring instructors and the opportunity to produce really cool films, knowing it’s your skill that makes the action come alive; that’s what awaits you at VanArts.Everyone knows Vancouver is an incubator for animation talents. You’ll be in the heart of animation country. 2D and 3D animators at VanArts animation school learn their craft while developing meaningful industry relationships. You’ll focus exclusively on the skills you need to break into the animation sector you desire, either 2D or 3D. Either way, character animation is paramount in your studies and you will graduate as a specialist in character animation. Students choose VanArts because, in their own words, the animation school just feels right. Small classes, personalized attention and cross collaboration on special projects – VanArts animation school positions you for immediate success.You’ll be mentored by animators who’ve worked with top studios like Disney, Industrial Light & Magic and Dreamworks. You’ll live and breathe industry concepts like animated character performance, story and visual language, with a working knowledge of Maya in the 3D stream. And your animation school diploma is backed by your professional demo reel and portfolio, so you’re ready to get the job you want.Next Start Dates... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Bau Design College of Barcelona

From the pioneering credits of Saul Bass and the visual experiences of Norman McLaren to the modern creations of Michel Gondry and Danny Yount, today graphics in movement ... [+]

Postgraduate Degree in Motion Design

From the pioneering credits of Saul Bass and the visual experiences of Norman McLaren to the modern creations of Michel Gondry and Danny Yount, today graphics in movement has found a new audiovisual space – film, television, internet- new challenges and opportunities.

Identity and packaging for TV, Series and Movie headings, video clips, video projections, advertising, corporate audiovisual elements, audiovisual training support..., a workspace in expansion for the new audiovisual designer.

An atmosphere in which the professional, in addition to competently managing tools and resources, needs the knowledge of media and competence in language and audiovisual resources, in order to successfully connect with the spectator/user of the 21st century.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Campus
FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Meet the faculty behind the Czech animated film international success! Get in touch with the long tradition of the animated film at FAMU. ... [+]

Meet the faculty behind the Czech animated film international success! Get in touch with the long tradition of the animated film at FAMU.

Less than a week to apply for 2019/2020. Please see the course website to apply!

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course is based on the principal aesthetic notion that animated film is a specific genre of dramatic art. Animation is also approached as a specific kinetic form of fine art. During the course students learn about various techniques and technologies of animated film – both hand-made and digital (computerized). They are instructed about general animation concepts as well as specific topics like storyboarding or the structure of animation puppets, which they master as part of simple hands-on exercises. Students’ artistic sensibilities are refined throughout the course in the classical drawing lessons. Part of the course is also basic overview of the history of animated film, both in the Czech and global perspective, and theoretical principles of animated film. The course is scheduled for two semesters.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 1 year
Campus
ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle

Sup'infograph was created within the ESRA in 1997 to meet the growing needs of trades training in computer graphics 2D / 3D, especially those in the realization of animat ... [+]

Sup'infograph was created within the ESRA in 1997 to meet the growing needs of trades training in computer graphics 2D / 3D, especially those in the realization of animation, game video, special effects in film and TV dressing.

The training lasts 3 years, 2 years in the core curriculum. In the third year, students have the opportunity to choose between three options:

Realisation / Animation Modeling, Rendering and Light 3D compositing and VFX

Besides the theoretical and practical courses, students complete team in an animated short film in the first and third year and an animatic second year.

Admission to first year is competitive. This competition is open to graduates and students of final year, subject to success in the Baccalaureate. ... [-]

France Paris Nice Rennes Belgium Brussels  + 2 More
September 2019
French
Full-time
3 years
Campus