3D Modeling for Gaming

3D Modeling for Gaming Diploma Program

This program is no longer accepting new students and/or re-entering students into the program.


Program length –12 months


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Key skills taught in this program include:

  • 3D modeling
  • Texturing and surfacing
  • 3D animation
  • Game design basics
  • 2D Art
  • Integrating art assets into game engines
  • Visual effect (VFX) creation
  • Designing for the audience

Program Resources:
The 3D Modeling labs at our Media Institute campuses feature PC workstations loaded with industry standard design software including:

  • Autodesk Maya®
  • Substance Painter®
  • Autodesk 3DS Max®
  • ZBrush®
  • Unity and Unreal Game Engines
  • Adobe Photoshop®

Graduates may go on to work in the video game industry or as modelers and animators for mobile games, app development, television and film.

Among the many exciting careers possible are:

  • 3D Artist
  • Character Artist
  • Environment Artist
  • Animator
  • Lighting Artist
  • Texture Artist/Texture Painter
  • Level Designer

Madison, WI

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