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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

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. Video game companies expect you to show them what you can do and this program is designed to build the skills necessary to do so.

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 2020
French
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Campus Training

In Treintaycinco mm we have a degree in Makeup and Characterization of Special Effects with which you will be trained to be the professional that performs tasks of makeup ... [+]

Course DetailsOnline with live classesPedagogical TutorEmployment and employment guidanceOwn titleMORPHE Brush PackPractical trainingUp to 300 hours of internship in businessMasterclassResolution of practical cases and final projectAudiovisual and paper resourcesBe an expert in Makeup and Special Effects Characterization

Would you like to make changes in the physical appearance of people to turn them into a certain character? We have what you are looking for!

In Treintaycinco mm we have a degree in Makeup and Characterization of Special Effects with which you will be trained to be the professional that performs tasks of makeup and transformation of the actors into characters for the staging of cinematographic, television and audiovisual productions.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
Open Enrollment
Spanish
Part-time
24 months
Online
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.

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 2020
Full-time
1 - 1 year
Campus
First Media Design School

This course is designed to teach learners without technical knowledge to design and build a friendly and functional website. Emphasis is rooted on design aesthetics, func ... [+]

Course in Web Development & Design

This course is designed to teach learners without technical knowledge to design and build a friendly and functional website. Emphasis is rooted on design aesthetics, functionality and user friendliness using Adobe Dreamweaver.

Entry requirement Basic computer operational knowledge and skills. Able to speak, read and write in English. Have an interest in arts and design.

Methods of assessment

All assessment is based on 100% coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate their design skills in the form of verbal and visual presentations and reports in preparation of portfolio work.

Certification obtained upon completion of the programme ... [-]
Singapore
August 2020
Full-time
30 hours
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 2020
Full-time
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
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Spanish (Spain)
Full-time
2 years
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
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
E-Careers

Master the fundamental concepts of website design and learn how to apply them to create professional websites with this Website Design: Extreme Website Makeover course. ... [+]

What are the objectives of this course?

This course will help you get to grips with some industry-leading applications in the Adobe franchise.

Look into how websites can be improved and learn techniques needed to carry out these improvements. How to create a company logo with Illustrator and use Photoshop to prepare a mock-up of a new website’s layout. How to make slices with the Fireworks selection tool and how to add more slices to a web page. How to optimize images with the optimize palette. How to create a Dreamweaver site including choosing background colors, modifying a template and editing layouts in Fireworks. How to add content to pages and how to link buttons. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and its uses, benefits and basic elements. Duplication, modification and movement styles and how to create and apply a new class style. How to set up rollover buttons and popup menus and how to create animated .gif files in Fireworks. Learn how to integrate CSS and DHTML layers and how to set up forms on the Stu. page. Creating web shot galleries and how to incorporate a gallery into a web page. Understand the basics of incorporating Flash and Flash video into a web page. Learn how to make Flash slideshows Learn how to create a Flash banner ad. Discover how to test a website to check for potential problems. Learn how to add metadata and keywords for SEO benefits. How to check source codes for error and fix them. How... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online Slough
Open Enrollment
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
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Part-time
10 weeks
Online
Oxford Royale Academy

The Game Development Programme provides prospective developers with the chance to gain experience in this growing field, culminating in their own creative project. ... [+]

Introduction

For students who are computer game enthusiasts, and would like to investigate the possibility of working in the games industry, this course will provide a perfect opportunity to gain practical experience, and either start a portfolio of work, or make valuable additions to their existing body of work.

The Project

The Game Development Programme focuses on the production of an extended piece of work that the student will conceptualise and produce independently under the guidance of our tutors. This will likely consist of a playable game concept, developed from an idea through to a playable alpha-state project. Students will explore ideas and concepts with their experienced tutors, moving through to early exploration of the Unity game engine, before spending the bulk of their time in constructing and refining their game.... [-]

United Kingdom Yarnton
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Full-time
10 - 10 weeks
Campus
South & City College - Birmingham

Our courses are for anyone interested in careers in computer game development and gaming content for industry and media. You will gain a sound grounding in these areas wh ... [+]

‘Students studying games art use industry-standard software and develop appropriate technical skills to create a 3D treasure chest for an online game.’ Ofsted, 2018

Why study Games Development with us? Our courses are for anyone interested in careers in computer game development and gaming content for industry and media You will gain a sound grounding in these areas while working across a variety of platforms You will use the latest computer industry technologies We prepare you for pursuing routes to specialisms in higher education Animation, Visual Effects and Games

Level: 3 | Location: Digbeth Campus

South and City is the only college in Birmingham to offer this NextGen course for skills in the Visual Effects (VFX) and Games industries. The uniqueness of this course and something that we are very excited about is that it has been created by and for the Animation, VFX and Games industry.... [-]

United Kingdom Birmingham
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Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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 2020
French
Full-time
3 years
Campus