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Many students enroll in courses to study a subject in a structured manner. There are numerous courses available on nearly every topic at most universities. Usually, a course can be taken individually or as part of a larger degree program.

What is a course in computer arts? Using computer technology to display artwork is the key component of the study of computer arts. This field incorporates graphic design, web design, animation, audio production and visual arts into its curriculum. A course in this subject may be introductory or concentrate on one of the aforementioned topics. Computer arts technology also regularly changes, so courses over new software and techniques may be available.

Although the study of computer arts can be highly technical, students in this field of study often show impressive creativity. Additional benefits of studying computer arts include gaining strong time-management and organizational skills that can help in different industries.

At most schools, the cost of earning any type of degree is structured per course. Most schools charge tuition per course according to varying factors like the size of the school or its location. Students are encouraged to research and compare the cost prior to enrolling in a computer arts course.

Entry-level careers in computer arts typically require a bachelor’s degree or extensive experience. Taking a course can help you explore the numerous job opportunists in this expansive field, including positions as a graphic artist, illustrator, desktop publisher, web designer, video game developer, editor, animator and sound designer. Careers can span across a variety of industries, such as journalism, entertainment, publishing and advertising.

Many universities offer courses in computer arts. These courses are sometimes available internationally or online to help you study at your own pace. 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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26 Results in Computer Arts

Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas

A unique opportunity to approach the universe of computer graphics and gain general knowledge in its various segments such as: Animation, Concept Art, Special Effects (VF ... [+]

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A unique opportunity to approach the universe of computer graphics and gain general knowledge in its various segments such as: Animation, Concept Art, Special Effects (VFX), Games and Virtual Reality (VR). The learning happens during the development of a series of projects, that is, the student will "learn by doing", in a 100% practical and interdisciplinary way. The program was created for the student who is interested in the subject, but has little or no experience and would like to become a professional or change the career.

The course is structured in three modules. In the first are key elements such as: image capture, creation from raw material and general notions of the main software used in the industry. At this stage the professions of the areas are contextualized. In the second and third module the student chooses a specific area to develop in more depth: Animation, Games or Visual Effects. With real briefs, in collaboration with market producers, he participates in all stages of the projects until the presentation to the final customer.... [-]

Brazil Pinheiros
February 2020
5 months
Campus
Western Iowa Tech Community College Distance Education

We invite you to experience our online program in Video Game Development. The program develops skills in modeling, texturing, basic scripting, artistic knowledge, and the ... [+]

We invite you to experience our online program in Video Game Development. The program develops skills in modeling, texturing, basic scripting, artistic knowledge, and the video game pipeline. These skills will also help you to create video game assets and incorporate them in a game engine. Emphasis is placed on providing enhanced learning through teaching complex, technical concepts in an understandable way. Project based assignments are utilized to develop a professional portfolio used when applying for careers in the industry.

Watch this video to experience a final student project produced in the program! You will be creating a portfolio of your works to use when applying for jobs.... [-]

USA Sioux City
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Online
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
Full-time
3 years
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
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

Aimed at those young people who seek to develop their professional activity in the field of audiovisual production (film, television and video), videogame, 2D and 3D anim ... [+]

COURSE LANGUAGE: SPANISH

Are you impressed by the effects and animations you see in the cinema and would you like to know how they were made? This curiosity can become a profession and take you far into the animation and video game industry.

With the Higher Level Training Cycle in 3D Animations, Interactive Games and Environments , Videogames specialist, you can acquire the necessary knowledge to give life to interactive multimedia projects, generate virtual spaces and 2D and 3D animations, control postproduction processes and monitor the effects of edition. And all this while you start in the exciting world of video game design and know the latest tools needed to develop applications and games on any platform.... [-]

Spain Madrid
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Inter-Dec College

The Video Games program at Inter-Dec College develop the skills needed to follow every step required to produce a fully functional video game. From story conception to ch ... [+]

MONTREAL, A MAJOR HUB FOR VIDEO GAMES

A leader in the digital arts field, Inter-Dec College gives its students the opportunity to explore their creativity through the exciting world of video games. A true video game industry centre, Montreal is the ideal place to increase your knowledge in the field.

This program was created for those who wish to become professional 3D artists, modellers or animators in the video game industry.

Throughout this program, students will have the chance to use state-of-the-art software, explore virtual reality and work in teams to create their own game during a semester dedicated to replicate the industry’s reality. They will also learn to create, edit and implement different types of animation such as characters, scenery and moving or 3D images, and to model different game elements, among others skills. At the end of the semester, they will present the game to a jury of gaming industry professionals.... [-]

Canada Montreal
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
International Career Institute

ICI delivers a web design course that will keep you signed in the booming e-commerce and IT sectors. Our course teaches you everything you need to create practical and at ... [+]

ICI delivers a web design course that will keep you significant in the booming e-commerce and IT sectors. Our course teaches you everything you need to create practical and attractive web pages. As web designers become more in demand, you will definitely thank yourself for choosing this course.

Course Outline E-Commerce Internet Marketing Computer Programming Web Scripting Operating System Management Project Management Establishing Your Own Business Career Prospects

Let your creative juices flow into the World Wide Web through a career in web design. Work from home or be employed by established IT and web design companies. Websites and web tools are increasing each day so there would always be a demand for the services of skilled web designers.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
John Academy

Gaming has been considered as one of the most popular hobbies in the world. Since the demand for games is not decreasing just yet, game development has continued to grow ... [+]

Who is the course for? Game developers or professionals who want to improve their gaming basics for development People who have an interest in becoming part of the game development industry. Entry Requirement: This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds. Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course. Assessment: At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. Before sitting for your final exam, you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam. Certification: After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hard copy at the cost of £39 or in PDF format at the cost of £24. Why choose us? Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials; Tutorial videos/materials from the industry leading experts; Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform; Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result; The UK & internationally recognized accredited qualification; Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime; The benefit of applying for NUS Extra Discount Card; 24/7 student support via email. Career Path: ... [-]
Full-time
Part-time
Online
General Assembly

Design and build beautiful, responsive websites using HTML and CSS. ... [+]

Learn to design and build beautiful, responsive websites using HTML and CSS.

Raise Your Sites

You’ll combine art and craft by using the same tools as professional web designers and front-end developers.

Visual Design

Create resonant experiences by learning the basics of color, composition, and typography.

HTML & CSS

Give a page structure and meaning with HTML — and beautify it with CSS.

Responsive Design

Design your site to be functional and appealing at any screen size.

Online Learning, Done Differently

or: Why This is an Online Course You’ll Actually Complete

Work 1:1 with a Mentor

We pair you with a mentor who has extensive professional and academic knowledge of the field. You’ll have one-on-one conversations with him or her, and receive useful feedback on improving your work. Your mentor pushes you to meet your goals, and excel in the process.... [-]

USA USA Online
January 2020
Part-time
10 weeks
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
Treehouse

If you’ve never built a website before and you have no coding or design experience, this is the place to start. In this project, we learn how to build a modern portfolio ... [+]

How to Make a Website

If you’ve never built a website before and you have no coding or design experience, this is the place to start. In this project, we learn how to build a modern portfolio website for desktops, tablets, and mobile devices. We start with basic HTML and CSS syntax. Next, we learn how to build custom web pages with an image gallery and contact page. Finally, we walk through how to share a website live on the web. What you'll learn

How to write basic HTML How to style web pages with CSS How to purchase a domain and hosting How to upload files

Beginning HTML and CSS In this quick tutorial, we’ll check out an example of the final web project we’re aiming to build. Then, we’ll learn how to code our first HTML element, which will help form the structure of our website. Finally, we’ll finish up by styling our website with some simple CSS. These two languages, HTML and CSS, form the basic building blocks of any web project. HTML First HTML is a special computer language that describes the structure of a document. With HTML, we can build web pages that contain text, images, and many other types of content. First, we’ll get started with a quick history lesson. Then we’ll dig into the latest advancements in HTML by creating a simple page structure. Creating HTML Content When building websites, it's best to write as much of the HTML structure as possible... [-]

USA USA Online
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
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
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
16 months
Online
Access Creative College

If you love computer games and would like to start producing your own, then this Level 2 Games Development course is perfect for you. ... [+]

If you love computer games and would like to start producing your own, then this Level 2 Games Development course is perfect for you.

LEARN ABOUT THE GAMES & MEDIA INDUSTRIES Understand how the industry operates. CREATE ART FOR GAMES & MEDIA PRODUCTS Create art and animation for games and media using Autodesk, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. GET EXPERIENCE AS A GAME DEVELOPER Plan, pitch, create and test a games project using Autodesk and GameMaker. DEVELOP BUSINESS SKILLS Get business savvy by creating a personal portfolio website to promote your own work as a professional. START YOUR CREATIVE CAREER

Choosing this Games Development Level 2 course is the beginning of your journey into the creative industries.... [-]

United Kingdom Shoreditch Birmingham Manchester Norwich Bristol Lincoln York  + 4 More
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
UK Open College

CIW is the most popular educational programme in the world for those serious about web design & development. The series of CIW certified courses are written by profes ... [+]

CIW is the most popular educational programme in the world for those serious about web design & development. The series of CIW certified courses are written by professionals within the industry. CIW courses are completed using leading technology rather than a single specific piece of software. The foundation series of courses offer the opportunity to master more than digital literacy skills.

Certified CIW Associates possess the basic hands-on skills and knowledge that Internet professionals are expected to understand and use. Foundational skills include basic knowledge of Internet technologies, network infrastructure, and Web authoring using XHTML.

Qualification: CIW (Certified Internet Webmaster) Foundations Associate Accredited: Yes QCF Recognised: Yes at level 3 Awarding Body: CIW Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year Duration: Flexible - Approx 180 Hours - 12 Months Max Support Credit Value: 30 Syllabus ... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
180 hours
Online
Escola de Cinema de Barcelona

Rigging is meant by the creation of the skeleton of a 3D model (joints, muscles and bones) needed for the animator can move and position their characters correctly. It is ... [+]

It is understood by Rigging the creation of the skeleton of a 3D model (joints, muscles and bones) needed for the animator can move and position their characters correctly. It is a fundamental for the character or 3D object can act realistically in the animated work before the animation step. The "rigging" is one of the specialties most valuable in the complex process of 3D animation.

To whom it is addressed To all those students, technicians or animation professionals with basic knowledge of Autodesk Maya program who wish to specialize in the office of Rigger through learning the tools necessary for creating a Rig. Course Objective To provide students with the necessary for the creation of rigs that provide optimal usability tools animator. For this, the student must assimilate specific techniques "Rigging" as: facial rigging, creating joints, blendshapes and controls generation tools, IKs and FKS learn the basics of skinning and deformation of expressions. Methodology Completely practical computer work individually and in a small group. Agenda ... [-]
Spain Barcelona
March 2020
Part-time
4 months
Campus