3D Modeling Program

3D Modeling Program

Study digital sculpting and accelerate your career in the entertainment industry

Start your journey towards becoming a 3D modeler

Join the film and games industry with career training and mentorship from professional 3D artists. 

Build realistic 3D props, characters, creatures and environments in this online 3D modeling program. Led by 3D modelers who have worked on feature films and best-selling games, you'll learn to use Maya, ZBrush and Substance Painter to create original work for your portfolio, and get industry-ready. 

Benefits of this 3D modeling program:

  • Job-focused program and career services
  • Mentorship from professional 3D artists
  • Join a supportive online community
  • Financial aid for those who qualify

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Get your career off to a great start!

Hussian College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC).

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!



Study duration

24 months

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What you'll learn in the 3D modeling program

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 the introduction to 3D modeling, you'll start with the essentials: navigating Maya’s interface, understanding professional workflows and commonly used tools, and building 3D assets from scratch.

See how to identify differences between film and video game models by learning high poly 3D modeling techniques, then converting your model for video games, and adding textures in Substance Painter.

During Character & Environment Modeling, you will build on your foundations with more complex exercises.

Learn 3D character modeling for video games and film using human anatomy basics and create a game ready, fully textured 3D character with hair, clothing, and accessories.

Then using an environment concept design, you will build a 3D environment from scratch, and finish off by texturing and lighting your environment for your portfolio.

In Character & Hard Surface Sculpting, you'll apply your character modeling skills and digitally sculpt a creature using ZBrush.

Take your creature to the next level by detailing it with skin, scales, and fur using various techniques.

Finally, you'll play with hard surface objects like weapons and armor to practice creating clean, smooth surfaces, and learn to pose and render your creature for your final portfolio piece.

Begin your Advanced Character Modeling semester by using human anatomy principles to create a character with believable form and proportions.

As you work, you'll learn how to retopologize your character to reduce poly-count and develop clean geometry while adding clothing, accessories, and details to create a completely textured and rendered character for your portfolio.

Master the art of creating 3D environments for film and video games.

Start by creating a base mesh using procedural techniques in Houdini to build a scene swiftly. Then explore organic modeling by creating rocks, trees, and foliage and learn how to use them within a complex scene.

A finished 3d environment piece is produced by following correct UV, texturing, and lighting techniques to add to your portfolio.

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!

Equipment & software

For a complete list of program software and minimum computer system requirements please download the Hussian College Catalog. Click the link below and select the catalog for our "Online" campus!

Meet your mentors

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!


Need financial aid? See if you qualify

Learn more about your financial aid options, what you may be eligible for, and how to apply.

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