About this Major

Experience our state-of-the-art training studio that incorporates motion capture and 3D printing. Autodesks' Oscar-winning software, Maya, is the primary application for our program. You will gain valuable experience that will help you stand out from the crowd while using additional CGI tools, including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, ZBrush, MotionBuilder and compositing applications.

Eligible Licensures/Certifications

Adobe Certified Associate in the following areas:

  • Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop
  • Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator
  • Multiplatform Animations using Adobe Animate CC
  • Visual Effects and Motion Graphics using Adobe After Effects
  • ODCTE 3D Modeler Exam

*One certification paid by Francis Tuttle. Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense.

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students



Total Hours Required



  • Full-time: 10 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 20 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance


Daytime classes, two sessions: Monday — Friday

  • 7:55 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.
  • High school students and part-time adults enroll in either AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.


  • 3D Animation Fundamentals 120 hours
  • 2D Animation Fundamentals 120 hours
  • Motion Design Fundamentals 120 hours
  • 3D Modeler Capstone 120 hours
  • Design and Illustration Fundamentals 120 hours
  • 3D Modeling Techniques 120 hours
  • 3D Creative Design & Digital Marketing Techniques for 3D Modelers 120 hours
  • Enhanced Modeling Techniques 120 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Associate: Visual Communication using Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate: Graphic Design & Illustration using Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Associate: Multiplatform Animations using Animate CC
  • Adobe Certified Associate: Visual Effects and Motion Graphics using After Effects
  • ODCTE 3D Modeler Exam

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • One certification paid by Francis Tuttle
  • Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

No cost

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$10 - $20

per hour

Pass Rate


Pass Rate

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Film and Television; video games; internet-based businesses; training simulations for government, oil and gas, real estate, military, police, online learning or healthcare professionals; entrepreneur; entertainment industry; marketing firms or advertising departments that use digital tools; organizations with in-house support for 3D modeling, special effects, animation or motion graphics

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