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A diploma is awarded to a student who has completed a course of study. Diploma recipients are able to continue with their education as desired or apply their knowledge in a new job or an already established career path.

What is a diploma in computer arts? This diploma is awarded to students completing a program relating to computers and digital technology. Since computer technology changes on a daily basis, upon completion students typically have learned state-of-the-art technology that allows them to effectively compete for jobs in the field, as well as remain relevant once a career has been established. Computer arts involves combining artistic talent with technology, and courses in this area can include drafting, graphic arts, web development, video game design and animation.

Students obtaining the diploma in computer arts can gain necessary skills in both technology and artistry, and learn how these vastly different areas relate to each other and combine in a spectacular way. Graduates of this program gain versatility by learning to apply their artistic talents in a technical fashion. This makes them attractive candidates when applying for jobs and may allow them higher earning power.

Costs for a computer arts diploma program will vary from school to school. Some programs are part-time, some are full-time, and they may range in length from a few weeks to over a year.

There are several career paths available for students completing a certificate program in computer arts. Successful graduates of the program can become drafting technicians, graphic arts designers, web designers, video game designers and animators. They are employed in various industries, including architectural and engineering firms, advertising agencies, technological firms, as well as many colleges and universities, as instructors as well as staff.

Computer arts courses are available at community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, as well as 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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26 Results in Computer Arts

VCAD Visual College of Art and Design

The Game Development and Design program provides graduates with the solid technical and artistic foundations they’ll need to become a part of this growing industry. In or ... [+]

You want to turn your passion for playing video games into a successful career? The Game Development and Design program provides graduates with the solid technical and artistic foundations they’ll need to become a part of this growing industry. In order to be successful in the game, animation and CGI industries, you'll learn the key of storytelling, game design, game play, modeling, and animation techniques. From color theory, design fundamentals to life drawing, students will be able to apply industry standard software tools and techniques to production processes.

Career opportunities can be found in a variety of CGI-based industries, including computer animation studios, game development companies, post production and special effects studios. They may also work for industrial design firms and software producers, or for companies that require the production of 3D graphics and animation.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts

This is a two-year course, designed to provide students with the knowledge & skills to progress to degree level study & thereafter employment in the animation, fi ... [+]

About

This is a two-year course, designed to provide students with the knowledge & skills to progress to degree level study & thereafter employment in the animation, film & games industries.

Through focused classes & personalised tuition, each student will develop the following:

An awareness of different perspectives and approaches within the media sector. Research, analyse and evaluate relevant information and ideas in order to develop creative solutions. Understand, adapt and safely use appropriate and practical methods and skills for creative production. Critically review the effectiveness and appropriateness of methods, actions and results. Use evaluative and reflective skills in order to take responsibility for own learning, development and decision making. Take responsibility for the research, planning, time management and actions to access progression opportunities. Effectively present themselves and their work to appropriate audiences. Learn the initial principles of HTML coding through classes. An awareness of health and safety rules through workshops. ... [-]
United Kingdom Cambridge
August 2019
2 years
Campus
Sault College

This 2-year program structure provides a balanced schedule strongly emphasizing art creations and production. Initial semesters pay special attention to traditional arts, ... [+]

Video Game Art (4006) 2 Years - 4 Semesters Ontario College Diploma Program Overview This 2 year program structure provides a balanced schedule strongly emphasizing art creations and production. Initial semesters pay special attention to traditional arts, in recognition of traditional art skills as a foundation for digital art skills. Each semester has at least one class outside art production, covering other areas crucial to a game artists development. By the final semester, studio style digital art production is heavily emphasized in preparation for the students entering the workforce. Students may have the opportunity to be involved in applied research projects. Please see the `Applied Research Centre` section for more information relating to the Sault College Applied Research Centre. Program of Study Semester 1... [-]

Canada Sault Ste. Marie
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
CDI College

Do you have the drive, creativity, and passion to become a successful web designer? Then you need the skills and up-to-the-minute training to launch your career. ... [+]

Attestation of College Studies (ACS) (French: Attestation d'études collégiales (AEC))

Web Design - LCA.C0 / Design Web - LCA.C0

Do you have the drive, creativity, and passion to become a successful web designer? Then you need the skills and up-to-the-minute training to launch your career. CDI College's Design Web - LCA.C0 program will teach you fundamental design principles, color theory, interface design, typography, basic programming, computer illustration, script language, audio and video techniques and more.

You'll get hands-on training on the latest software, learn database fundamentals, marketing concepts and more. You'll build an impressive portfolio and be prepared to compete for various positions such as website architect, web developer, webmaster, or web designer.... [-]

Canada Montreal Longueuil Pointe-Claire
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Canada International Royal Arts College

The Media Design and Web Development diploma is a two-year program that uses the latest technology to enrich the students’ learning. Through studio projects that reflect ... [+]

Overview

The Media Design and Web Development diploma is a two-year program that uses the latest technology to enrich the students’ learning. Through studio projects that reflect today’s technological trends, students get hands-on experience applying design theories and principles.

This program enhances the student’s skills in various industry software to successfully design creative web media and to develop proficient web designs.

The second-year is the co-op experience where students will be working in the industry and gaining real-life experience, grounding and enhancing the academic concepts learned in class.

Learning Objectives Design creative and coherent web media Create aesthetic layouts using design principals Demonstrate creative thinking and develop efficient media communications Assess the marketing needs of a digital project Create, develop and implement proficient web designs Be a source of new graphic proposals and offer user-centered media design solutions Demonstrate technical competency in Photoshop, Illustrator and Web development languages Produce professional-quality work that demonstrates unique creative applications Skillfully promote works to secure employment in the Graphic Design industry Curriculum ... [-]
Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Institute of Technology Development of Canada

This Co-op diploma program focuses on preparing you to work as a programmer with a specialization in the video game industry, requiring the application of current industr ... [+]

This Co-op diploma program focuses on preparing you to work as a programmer with a specialization in the video game industry, requiring the application of current industry policies, practices, procedures, and tools. This program will give you the theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills in industry standard programming languages, database design and application, fundamentals of object-oriented programming, HTML, Javascript, graphical assets and practical software applications.

Admission requirements Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia, 19 years or older) Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements. Career opportunities

Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to secure employment as application programmers and system analysts.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Centre for Arts and Technology

You’ve always been creative and had your finger on the pulse of the latest trends in technology. Video games are a bit of an obsession, and a career that requires a suit ... [+]

Receive hands-on 3d animation training from our animation experts at the Centre for Arts and Technology Kelowna, BC college campus. You’ve always been creative and had your finger on the pulse of the latest trends in technology. Video games are a bit of an obsession, and a career that requires a suit and tie is just not what you have in mind. Working with a team of talented colleagues on the next blockbuster game or animated feature is where you see yourself in the near future. It’s time to bring your dreams to life. In just 24 months, you’ll receive the 3d animation training to earn your professional diploma and come away with a knock-out portfolio and demo reel showcasing your talents to potential employers. These are just some of the career paths you could take with your two-year diploma in 3d Animation for Game, Film & Visual Effects:... [-]

Canada Kelowna
September 2019
Full-time
24 months
Campus
LaSalle College Vancouver

The 3D Modeling for Animation & Games diploma program at LaSalle College Vancouver is designed to provide graduates with the relevant skills necessary to pursue entry ... [+]

MASTERING FORM AND SPACE

The 3D Modeling for Animation & Games diploma program at LaSalle College Vancouver is designed to provide graduates with the relevant skills necessary to pursue entry-level employment in the game, animation and visual effects entertainment industries. Students will have the opportunity to develop the technical and creative aptitude necessary to demonstrate and present their skills to industry. This goal is achieved by building a foundation of traditional artistic skill, and then providing students with hands on training in its modern application.

All kinds of industries—beyond just entertainment and media—need creative minds to bring ideas to life. Animators. 3D animators. Multimedia artists. Special Effects artists. Along with others, they put their skills and imaginations to work everywhere from film and TV to medicine and law. If you have the talent, passion, and tenacity to follow that career path, Media Arts & Animation degree programs can prepare you for a life of doing what you love. In our creative and supportive environment, you’ll use industry-specific hardware and software in an environment that’s as challenging and competitive as the real world. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. It won't be easy. But nothing truly worthwhile ever is. ... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Oakfields College

In our 3D animation course, you will design and produce a portfolio of the work you have done during your studies at Oakfields College which will enable prospective emplo ... [+]

Overview

In our 3D animation course, you will design and produce a portfolio of the work you have done during your studies at Oakfields College which will enable prospective employers to gauge your abilities and talent.

This Diploma in 3D animation and visual effects provides comprehensive training for the graduate who would like to enter into the professional industry of animation. You will be intensively trained in all aspects of production, from illustration to 3D production – making you highly marketable.

By the time you finish the course, you will have learnt everything there is to know about the industry and will have a thorough understanding of what it takes to be a successful 3D artist.... [-]

South Africa Lynnwood Ridge Edenvale Cape Town
February 2019
3 years
Campus
South African Business & Technology Institute

The student is prepared for the field of designing; a field which is revolving every day since it is influenced by the way we perceive colors, photos, fonts, and illustra ... [+]

The student is prepared for the field of designing; a field which is revolving every day since it is influenced by the way we perceive colors, photos, fonts, and illustrations. With technology advancing and marketing taking a new shape the field provides a student with a wide range of opportunities.

Course Outline Semester 01 Semester 02 Introduction to Computers and Web Deamweaver Photoshop Indesign Project Management PHP Career Prospects Multimedia Designer Brand Identity designer Web Designer Certification

On successful completion of the program, the student will receive a Certificate in Graphic Web Design & Multimedia

Fees Payable

*The following fees are payable per level and may increase in terms of SABTI Finance Policies... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
iStudy

Do you ever wonder whose job is it to make sure that video games work properly both during and after it has been developed? The answer to this question is a game tester. ... [+]

Why You Should Choose Game Tester Secrets Lifetime access to the course No hidden fees or exam charges CPD Accredited certification on successful completion Full Tutor support on weekdays (Monday – Friday) Efficient exam system, assessment, and instant results Download Printable PDF certificate immediately after completion Obtain the original print copy of your certificate, dispatch the next working day for as little as £9. Improve your chance of gaining professional skills and better earning potential. Who is this Course for?

Game Tester Secrets is CPD certified and CiQ Gold accredited. This makes it perfect for anyone trying to learn potential professional skills.

As there is no experience and qualification required for this course, it is available for all students from any academic backgrounds.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
The Open Design School

The video game industry is now dominating the entertainment market, but also that of the Serious game and mobile games, social networks, and Smart TV cloud gaming. The ra ... [+]

OBJECTIVES

The video game industry is now dominating the entertainment market, but also that of the Serious game and mobile games, social networks, and Smart TV cloud gaming. The rapid evolution of its technologies, its production line more structured, and its economic models, comes new skills requirements (conceptual, artistic and technical). The purpose of this degree is to train future skilled professionals able to create a fun and exciting immersive experience using the mechanisms of interactivity.

Practical information Format: mix learning Workshops attendance-4 Admission: pot, line maintenance and work record Tentative duration: 24 months Registration: at any time of the year Internship: mission company 3 to 6 months in France or abroad (not compulsory) Diploma ... [-]
France Paris
Open Enrollment
Part-time
24 months
Online & Campus Combined
TRUEMAX Academy

The 3D Digital Artist / 3D Game Artist program is organized in association with our educational board which includes representatives of major Danish and international 3D ... [+]

3D Digital Artist / 3D Game Artist Would you like to work with games, films and commercials? Be taught by some of the best 3D instructors in the world Have 90% chance of internship Networking while you are studying and improving your chances of making it in the business? Be eligible for Student Grant* (SU) Start the course at any time and go at your own speed although each part must be completed within 3 months.

The education program covers 3 areas: Theory, Practical, and Self-study.

The 3D Digital Artist / 3D Game Artist program is organized in association with our educational board which includes representatives of major Danish and international 3D companies.

Our program secures the students to gradually learn to master 3D software features and 3D production processes on a high level in addition to developing their artistic talent. Our instructors have been recruited from leading companies such as Pixar, DreamWorks, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Ubisoft Massive, EA Games and many more.... [-]

Denmark Copenhagen
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg

Animation/Effects Producing (AEP) is a two‐year postgraduate course for production with a specialization on animation and effects projects, offered by the Institute of A ... [+]

What? Animation/Effects Producing (AEP) is a two‐year postgraduate course for production with a specialization on animation and effects projects.

Why? The animation and VFX‐industry is currently looking for young producers with the required expertise in animation and visual effects. The Institute of Animation caters to the industry’s need by offering a uniquely specialized program in animation and effects producing, thus creating excellent job opportunities for its graduates.

Who? Candidates should hold a first degree in economics, media, design or communication or provide proof of similar practical experience. Ideally, candidates have already acquired some working experience in production.... [-]

Germany Ludwigsburg
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
New York Film Academy Australia

The New York Film Academy Australia's 3D Animation and Visual Effects program offered at our Gold Coast location gives students the chance to learn how to make animation ... [+]

Have you ever wanted to create your own superhero in an original 3D animated movie, design breath-taking special effects, or make your own animation? The New York Film Academy Australia's 3D Animation and Visual Effects program offered at our Gold Coast location gives students the chance to learn how to make animation using industry standard 3D animation software, that you will use to create and animate 3D models and immersive 3D animation. New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized training program CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media with chosen coursework focused on 3D animation.In the program, students study in state-of-the-art facilities to learn the essentials of 3D animation and learn how to become an animator, starting from sketches, to creating 3D models, to making their own 3D animated movies. Over the course of two semesters, students acquire the technical and aesthetic know-how required to bring their imagination to life.In addition to working with state-of-the-art equipment and the best animation software, students also get the benefit of studying under NYFA Australia's world-class faculty of accomplished and professional 3D animators and special effects artists who remain active in the industry. Each faculty member boasts a unique amount of professional experience and specialties that will help students develop into well-rounded 3D animators and master the art of how to become an animator.Students interested in this program do not need to have previous experience with 3D animation, though students with a background in studio art and computer programs such as Adobe... [-]

Australia Southport
May 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus