Our Animation and Game Design program is for anyone with an interest in making animated or interactive entertainment products. It's suitable for people at nearly any level of art skill, so follow your passion as you learn to create models, animate them, and turn them into the walking, talking stars of games. If you've got a natural talent for art, or a dream of making fun games, then this is the right program for you.
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Becoming Skilled in Animation and Game Design
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Media Institute's Animation and Game Design program is an intensive, 75-week course that will teach you to create assets for animation or game projects. We provide a wide variety of hands-on learning projects, so that no matter where your animation or game design career takes you, you'll be well-prepared. Through the program, you'll receive training on important fundamentals, including:
- Traditional 2D and 3D animation design
- Level design
- 3D modeling
- Videogame design principles
- Interactivity scripting
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Hands-On Training with Professional Tools of the Trade
We have all the tools necessary to give you the most comprehensive hands-on education possible in this rapidly growing field. You'll spend five semesters learning to master standard software for animation and game design, such as Autodesk Maya, Autodesk ZBrush, Autodesk Motion Builder, the Unity Game Engine, and the Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. To expand and round out your software experience, you'll also have the opportunity to learn other programs, such as Blender and Mudbox. We have Cintiq Tablets available in our Mac Lab, and every student in the program receives a Wacom Tablet.
Career Opportunities in Animation and Game Design
Of course, many of our graduates go on to work in the videogame industry, but our alumni also include modelers, animators, and professionals within mobile game and casino game companies. Because we teach our students how to master the Unity game engine, they are prepared to create interactive media for the large variety of platforms that Unity natively exports to, including consoles, iOS, and Android. This training is an important benefit in their job mobility and marketability.
Among the many exciting careers possible are:
- Animation Director
- Character Modeler
- Modeling Supervisor
- Environment Artist
- Lead Animator
- Character Design
- Texture Artist/Texture Painter
Learn more about career opportunities for web animation and game design professionals-and explore whether this is the right career field for you!