Teens: 3D Art, Modeling & Animation for Game Design
Create Characters, Game Assets and Video Game Cutscenes
Aspiring game designers start their careers here, by discovering the power of Autodesk® Maya®, the industry standard for creating, modeling and animating computer-generated characters and other game assets. First, students master the basics of 3D modeling, textures, lighting and rendering. Then they use the same tools and techniques that the industry’s top game developers (like Electronic Arts, Naughty Dog and Microsoft) rely on to make blockbuster hits like Call of Duty™, World of Warcraft® and the Forza Motorsport® racing series.
Students build their own virtual environments that are ready to be used in a game engine. Then they create unique textures in Adobe® Photoshop® to make those environments come alive. Industry techniques for pacing and visual impact (as well as other professional tips) are used to optimize game levels. Students also learn how to work with models in Source® Filmmaker to tell animated stories or create cinematic cutscenes. Upon completion of projects, students render dynamic screenshots of work and output them to share with family and friends.
What You’ll Learn: 3D Art, Modeling & Animation for Game Design
Digital Media Academy may slightly vary curriculum to better fit the needs/expertise level of a given class.
Who Should Attend: 3D Art, Modeling & Animation for Game DesignAges 13–17 | Beginner – Advanced | No Game Design or Programming Experience Required
For any teen considering a career as a video game artist. This course takes students through the basics of video game art and asset creation while they discover how to use industry-standard tools like Autodesk® Maya®, Adobe® Photoshop®and the Unreal™ Development Kit to create their masterpieces. A career as a 3D game artist starts here.
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|Course Title||Quick Description||Duration|
|3D Game Development: Character Design & Modding with Maya® and the Unreal Engine™||Learn to create your own video game character using Maya® and Unreal™||1 Week|
|3D Game Development: Level Design with Maya® and the Unreal Engine™||Create 3D levels and characters using Maya® and Unreal™||1 week|
|Academy for 3D Modeling, Animation and Visual Effects||Learn advanced 3D animation techniques||2 Weeks|
|Academy for 3D Animated Filmmaking||Make your very own animated movies||2 Weeks|
Questions about a course or additional weeks at DMA? Ready to register? Please call 866.656.3342 for more information and to speak with a Guest Experience Representative.
2013 Fees & Additional Options: 3D Art, Modeling & Animation for Game Design
|Tuition||$1,095||1 Week, Mon-Fri||Lunch not included|
|Lunch Plan (for non-residential students)||add $45 or $65*||1 Week, Mon-Fri||5 lunches|
|Residential Program – Dorm (shared room)||add $525||1 Week, Sun-Fri (weekend add’l)||3 meals/day|
|Residential Program UCLA – Dorm (shared room)||add $825||1 Week, Sun-Fri (weekend add’l)||3 meals/day|
|Residential Program Harvard – Hotel (shared room)||add $825||1 Week, Sun-Fri (weekend add’l)||3 meals/day|
|Stanford Continuing Studies Credit||add $90||4 Quarter Units||NA|
*Depending on location.
To view all options, including weekend stays, visit our Options & Fees page.
1 Week | Ages 13–17 | Beg – Adv
|“A fantastic experience…you will learn more than you could possibly imagine. Five stars.”
— Jarrett, Student