Get industry-ready with this online 3D animation program. Led by professional animators who have worked on feature films and best-selling games, you'll learn how to animate creatures and characters using Autodesk Maya, build your portfolio, and get industry-ready.
Benefits of this 3D animation program:
Get your career off to a great start!
Hussian College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC), and has partnered with industry trainer CG Spectrum to deliver high-quality programs to prepare you for a fulfilling career in the entertainment industry.
Advance your career with mentorship from established industry professionals who will share their insights as you build job skills and a polished portfolio to show employers. Inquire today!
Stand out in a competitive industry. See the kind of work you could be creating and adding to your 3D animation portfolio.
Get more out of your education with a quality curriculum, career services, live weekly sessions with your industry mentor, plus support, regular events, and networking in our amazing online community.
In 3D animation foundations, you'll start with 3D animation basics by diving head-first into industry software Maya to discover how to create believable animation using the classic principles of animation.
After learning the theories, you'll put them into practice through a series of exercises, gaining a better understanding of body mechanics and locomotion.
In this semester on body mechanics, you will learn 3D animation tips and tricks while building on your foundational skills.
Explore your characters’ interaction with their surrounding environment and physical forces, then move on to designing combat animations for games.
Build on the foundational skills acquired in previous semesters and begin to explore concepts of personality and acting in animation.
With projects that include a pantomime acting scene, a dramatic monolog, and a personality walk, you will focus on the art of animation: staging, timing, spacing, arcs, and performance.
By the end of this semester, you will have learned how to use animation tools to create organic, lifelike character acting scenes that breathe life into digital character rigs.
Advanced character acting is all about learning how to get your characters interacting in a fun and realistic way.
Discover how to analyze dialogue, shoot reference video, and set up scenes using professional workflows. You will apply your knowledge of shot composition, cinematography, layering, acting beats, and body mechanics to a scene.
Expand your versatility as an artist by mastering quadruped walks, runs, and jumps, and animating winged creatures.
Gain a solid understanding of creature animation and learn the subtleties of breathing life into your creatures.
In this semester, you'll discover how to polish and present your portfolio to impress employers, learn how to network and market yourself effectively, and understand how to tap into the hidden job market.
Learn all you need to know to take your visual work and package it up for post-study employment. You'll explore avenues to host your work on industry websites to gain visibility, as well as ways to host work on your own site in a professional manner.
As a student you also get access to career services to get clear on your career goals, polish your CV/resume and portfolio, write appealing application letters. You'll also get an insight into freelancing: finding work, discussing finances, and applying standards for private client-based work.
Graduate feeling ready and confident to kick-start your career in this exciting industry!
For a complete list of program software and minimum computer system requirements please download the Hussian College Catalog.
All of our mentors are carefully vetted industry professionals who have worked at major studios on feature films and video games. Meet with your mentor each week for a live Q&A call and receive recorded personalized critiques on your assignments. See who you could be learning from!
Mentor of 3D Animation
Spectra is a 3D Animator and Abstract Painter with a passion for telling stories, bringing characters to life, and blending the bridge between art and technology. Currently at Ubisoft Toronto, Spectra has been animating for almost a decade, getting her start as a Pixar Animation Intern and working her way up through Playstation, Hinterland Studio and Digital Domain where she was a Senior Cinematic Animator. Spectra has several major titles under her belt, including Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Advantageous and the much anticipated Far Cry 6. Spectra loves to visualize things in a different perspective and believes art is one of those unique and diverse subjects that allows ideas to be expressed via a number of mediums. One is not restricted to just a pencil and paint.
Mentor of 3D Animation
From cartoons and comic books, to video games and movies, Michael loves animation and is on a mission to create magic and wonder by mentoring aspiring animators! With 20+ years of experience in the industry, Michael has worked for just about every major studio around the world including DNEG, Cinesite and Framestore in London, MPC in Montreal, Weta Digital in New Zealand, Pixomondo in Germany and Lucasfilm Animation in Singapore. Michael's credits include Pacific Rim Uprising, Black Panther, Venom, Beauty and the Beast, Mowgli, Artemis Fowl, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and 2, and The Clone Wars to name a few!
Job-focused programs to kick-start your film and game career
From basic walk-cycles to complex character animation, learn hand-drawn or 'cut-out' style 2D animation using Toon Boom software.
Rig and animate incredible characters and creatures for film and games using Autodesk Maya in this comprehensive 3D animation program.
Master digital sculpting and build realistic 3D props, characters, creatures and environments using Maya, Zbrush and Substance Painter.
Turn your artistic skills into a career as you learn to create professionally polished art for films and video games using Photoshop.
Unlock your career as a digital illustrator and discover how to create compelling narrative art for film, games, and book publishing.
Harness the power of procedural node-based VFX workflow techniques to create destruction, explosions and water simulations in Houdini.
Learn to seamlessly integrate digital assets with green screen and other live action footage in Nuke and build a VFX shot from scratch.
Bring your video game ideas to life by designing and building a fully playable game with a great user experience in Unreal Engine.