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Diploma Programs in Computer Arts

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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34 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 2020
Full-time
Campus
Informatics Academy

The International Diploma in Gaming and Animation Technology teaches students the basics of animation and game creation. Subjects include using programming languages C++ ... [+]

Program Overview

The International Diploma in Gaming and Animation Technology teaches students the basics of animation and game creation. Subjects include using programming languages C++ and Java for game creations, games mathematics and physics, web technologies, introduction to computers and networking, video and image editing skills and creating arcade-style games. Students enrolled in this diploma will be expected to learn multiple programming languages in order to write code for the creation of original computer games. The skills acquired will enable the students to develop their own digital video games. In addition, students will be equipped with imaging, sound, video and animation skills that allow them to gain entry into advertising and marketing industries.... [-]

Singapore
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Full-time
Part-time
10 - 14 months
Campus
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts

In the first year you will explore a range of creative subject areas including 3D Design, Textiles, Fine Art, Graphics and Illustration, Photography and Moving image supp ... [+]

Course Details Length 2 years (6 terms) Course Start September Progression Degrees & further education in creative media production & technology. Guaranteed progression to our BA Graphics & Illustration course on successful completion of the Extended Diploma. Tutor Support Specialist tutor support available 5 days a week. Studio Access Students have access to our studios 7 days a week, from 8am to 8.30pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm at weekends. How Your Work Is Assessed Visual and written assignments and projects. Excursions Local and national educational trips to museums and galleries.

What to Expect Year One

In the first year you will explore a range of creative subject areas including 3D Design, Textiles, Fine Art, Graphics and Illustration, Photography and Moving image supported by Life drawing and Visual studies.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Langara Centre for Entertainment Arts

Master today’s digital technology. Our Advanced 3D Animation program provides you with a comprehensive 3D animation skillset which will allow you to confidently enter pro ... [+]

Overview

Master today’s digital technology. Our Advanced 3D Animation program provides you with a comprehensive 3D animation skillset which will allow you to confidently enter production-ready roles in the fast-growing film and animation industry.

Leveraging Academy of Art University’s considerable experience as one of the top animation schools, as reported in 2018 by the Hollywood Reporter, the program enables students to become expert collaborators while honing their strengths within a specialized professional focus.

You’ll learn by doing in StudioX—our collaborative studio production environment—to create real commercial and independent films and games, with real deadlines, and real problems and challenges that come up in the course of making entertainment products. Interactions with instructors who work in animation, and feedback from industry representatives, help prepare you to launch your own journey into digital animation production.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design

The Animation Diploma: In addition to a series of both classical and digital animation courses, the curriculum includes in-depth drawing classes, cartooning, acting for a ... [+]

The Animation Diploma: In addition to a series of both classical and digital animation courses, the curriculum includes in-depth drawing classes, cartooning, acting for animation, character design, background painting/design, and a sequence of visual language, storytelling, and storyboarding courses. In Year 3, as the culmination of a series of linked courses, each student produces an original short, using 2D computer animation. Year 3 students are at the college for an extra month to work on their films and receive an additional 36 hours of instruction during this time.

In Year 4, in addition to advanced courses in 3D animation, students work as a group and participate in a simulated 3D production experience directed by an industry professional. This is a longer academic year, with an additional 3 weeks added to each semester.... [-]

Canada Toronto
September 2020
Full-time
4 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, ... [+]

Game Art (4008) 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 2020
Full-time
2 years
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 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
CDI College

The 3D Modeling Animation & Design - NTL.0Z program focuses on providing graduates with a solid foundation in the technical and artistic skills needed to be successfu ... [+]

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

The 3D Modeling Animation & Design - NTL.0Z program focuses on providing graduates with a solid foundation in the technical and artistic skills needed to be successful in the game, animation and CGI industries. Key to this is a genuine understanding of storytelling, game design, game play, modeling and animation techniques.

Students will also acquire a solid foundation in traditional artistic techniques. Colour theory, design fundamentals and life drawing will be taught and students will apply this knowledge to the production and animation of characters, lighting, texturing, layout and design. ... [-]

Canada Pointe-Claire
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
LaSalle College Vancouver

Video game programmers must be well versed in the technical aspects of game creation. They must be able to create the core game engine subsystems, integrate art assets, a ... [+]

Bring Games to Life

Programmers have the technological know-how to turn a game designer’s concepts and visions in fruition with computer code. Using industry-driven programming tools, students enhance the techniques they already have and develop the ones needed to spark imaginations and launch a creative and in-demand career in a field they love.

Course Objectives

The Visual & Game Programming diploma program is an intense hands-on program with a focus on technical programming skills for video games. While the emphasis is on object oriented programming, students also study mathematics, scripting, game design, and algorithm development. In addition to core programming skills, the curriculum introduces students to a number of programming topics including graphics, physics, gameplay and tools development. ... [-]

Canada Vancouver
January 2020
Full-time
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 2020
Full-time
24 months
Campus
Sida Group Management Academy

The future is today! learn to design applications, to take care of graphics and functionality. Don't stop at ideas, find out how to implement them. ... [+]

The 1st Level Academic Diploma in Multimedia Design , through a course that closely links theory and technique, aims to train designers and creatives able to create complex interaction systems in the digital system and to be able to replicate them even in a type system analog. The figure that the course will form is that of the Multimedia Designer. Its design culture must be transversal, covering theoretical aspects and more specific technical skills in the digital field. The goal is to give the multimedia designer all the skills necessary to work in the world of work, to know how to manage and solve problems inherent to his subject, making him able to understand and anticipate market needs, mediate them with company intentions and translate them in a concrete and feasible project.... [-]

Italy Ancona Bologna Rome Naples Verona Milan  + 3 More
October 2020
Italian
Full-time
3 years
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

The IED Videogames Diploma provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills, both technical and creative, and about the videogame business, to guarantee their pr ... [+]

Course fileType of course: Diploma IEDSpanish LanguageSchool: IED Visual CommunicationIED credits: 180Duration: 3 yearsHours: Morning and afternoon L / V from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Assistance: On-siteTitling: Private

The IED Videogames Diploma provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills, both technical and creative, and about the videogame business, to guarantee their professional success in the interactive content industry. An increasingly strong industrial and economic force, in constant innovation.

From conceptualization to programming, without forgetting design and narrative. The training program offers a 360º view of the industry so that students can identify their own professional career in the creation of virtual worlds. The students are trained as game artist, game designer and / or game programmers.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2020
Spanish
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Indian Institute Of Film And Animation

The course will teach you the fundamentals of HTML CSS, Javascript, Flash, Dreamweaver, and other web-design related tools. ... [+]

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters / Unsplash Course Details (6 Months) Semester 1 – Graphic Designing Photoshop Coreldraw Illustrator Indesign Project

Semester 2 – Web Designing

Software & Content HTML CSS Javascript Flash Dreamweaver [-]
India Bengaluru
July 2020
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
ABC Access Business College

This program is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to obtain employment in the field of Desktop Publishing, Graphic Design, Artwork, Poster Design, Adve ... [+]

Program Objectives

This program is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to obtain employment in the field of Desktop Publishing, Graphic Design, Artwork, Poster Design, Advertising, and other artistic positions. The student will be familiarized with the most up-to-date software applications for designing and creating artwork.

Admissions Criteria Grade 12 or equivalent Mature student Graduation Criteria A minimum final mark of 70% An overall average of 70%

Students who achieve an average of 90% or more will have an Honours designation on their certificate

Employment Opportunities Graphic Artist Catalog Designer Layout Artist Illustrator Website Designer Animation Creator Logo Designer Printing and Publishing Advertising Art Director Advertising Artist Advertising Designer Advertising Illustrator ... [-]
Canada Toronto
September 2020
Full-time
36 weeks
Campus
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
French
Part-time
24 months
Online & Campus Combined