3D Modeling & Design Program Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts 3D Modeling and Design No application, parking or monthly material fees Books and supplies all included 16 month degree program (Not including Prerequisite) Complete design classes first Easy transfer credit evaluation VA approved Learn Maya, ZBrush, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and HTML / CSS
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts (emphasis in 3D Modeling & Design), prepares students for a broad range of design and technology skills for a career in the 3D Modeling and Design fields.
The program focuses on 3D Modeling & Design foundations including: Hard Surface Polygon Modeling with Autodesk Maya Organic Polygon Modeling with Pixologic ZBrush UV Layout Complex Material Creation with Substance Designer. Lighting Techniques Bi-Ped Character Rigging with Autodesk Maya UV Texture Mapping with Autodesk Maya Creating Normal Maps using Substance Painter and Pixologic ZBrush Creating Displacement Maps using Pixologic ZBrush File Management and Naming Conventions Autodesk Maya to Unreal Engine workflow Human Surface Anatomy Character and Creature Design Techniques Rendering Optimization Techniques Implementing real-time rendering techniques Performance Optimization Retopology and Proper Edge Flow Occupations may include: 3D Modeler Prop Modeler Product Visualization Artist 3D Prototype Artist Forensics Visualization Artist Special Effects Artist Texture artist Program Cost Related Articles Platt College San Diego teacher wins Instructor of the Year award Platt 3D Animation instructor David Bittorf wins the 2012 Computer Graphics & Visual Effects Instructor of the Year. Dreamworks visits Platt College San Diego Platt College San Diego students meet with some of the artists behind the most beloved 3D animation films such as How To Train Your Dragon, Megamind, and Puss In Boots.
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Program Courses TERM 4 IA104 Introduction to 3D IV104 Introduction to Digital Video IW104 Fundamentals of Web TERM 5 3D310A Hard Surface Modeling – Prop Modeling 3D320A Advanced Materials 3D330A Anatomy for Character Modelers TERM 6 3D410A Advanced Organic Modeling 3D420A Game Character 3D430A Modeling Thesis PP200 Portfolio Development B.S. GENERAL EDUCATION FIL201 Film and Society MUS201 Enjoyment of Music ENS201 Environmental Science II MAT204A Mathematics and Computation LIT201 Topics and Figures in Literature HUM203 History of Graphic Design ENG202 Digital Media Writing ENG204A Marketing and Business Communication ART202 Fundamentals of Illustration Prerequisites: An Associate Degree in Graphic Design from Platt College or equivalent Proficiency in Photoshop®, Illustrator® & HTML/CSS An acceptable professional or educational portfolio