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3D Animation and Visual Effects

Train on award-winning software, build your portfolio and master the art of 3D animation


Learn the blockbuster skills behind the expert visual effects in your favorite movies and look to the future of effects in popular media. Courses prepare students by mixing classroom assignments with projects that simulate real-world work in the TV, film or video game industry. 

Work on Autodesks' Oscar-winning software Maya, which is the primary application used in this program. Additional CGI tools are taught through Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Substance Painter, ZBrush, MotionBuilder, and compositing applications.

Get creative in an environment that constantly encourages you to test your abilities and expand your knowledge base.


Employment Opportunities

Film and television, entertainment industry, video games, internet based businesses, training simulations, entrepreneur, marketing firms or advertising departments

3D Animation and Visual Effects Majors

About this Occupation

This field requires creativity, innovation, flexibility, discipline, strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, and a high interest / aptitude for math and science. An ability to work in teams, meet deadlines, and develop work according to design specifications is critical. Finally, because tools and techniques continuously evolve, professionals in this field must have a strong commitment to lifelong learning.


Median salary for multimedia artist and animator jobs

Francis Tuttle


Learn from Experienced Instructors

Kyle Green

3D Animation Instructor

Kyle Green is the 3D Animation and Visual Effects instructor at the Rockwell campus. He earned an Associate of Applied Science in 3D Animation from Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Prior to joining Francis Tuttle, Kyle was a 3D Animation instructor at Northern Oklahoma College, a Curriculum Director overseeing 3D Animation content at Pluralsight, and was a co-founder of Digital-Tutors, which specialized in developing online training for professional 3D artists.