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 Animator Exam

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students

Campus

Rockwell Information Technology

Total Hours Required

960

Length

  • Full-time: 8 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 16 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance

Times

Daytime classes, two sessions: Monday — Friday

  • 8 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • High school students and part-time adults enroll in either AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.

Courses

  • 3D Animation Fundamentals 120 hours
  • 2D Animation Fundamentals 120 hours
  • Motion Design Fundamentals 120 hours
  • Professional Enhancement/Capstone Project 120 hours
  • Design and Illustration Fundamentals 120 hours
  • 3D Creative Design & Digital Marketing Techniques for 3D Animators 120 hours
  • 3D Animation 120 hours
  • Dynamics & Special Effects for Motion Graphics 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 Animator 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

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 Animator Exam

Tuition & Fees

  • $2,112
  • Application Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

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

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

$2,127

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Costs for Out-of-State Adult 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 Animator Exam

Tuition & Fees

  • $4,224
  • Application Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

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

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

$4,239

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$10 - $30

per hour

Pass Rate

81%

passing

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Film/television; video games; internet-based businesses; training simulations for government, oil and gas, real estate, military, police, online learning or healthcare; 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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