Profiles of 3D Graphics Programs & Schools

Programs to consider:

Below is a list of online schools that offer graphic design programs:

American InterContinental University Online
Programs available: Bachelor's (BFA) - Graphic Design, Associate's (AABA) - Visual Communication

Full Sail University - Online
Programs available: Game Art, Bachelor of Science, Game Design, Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science, Computer Animation, Bachelor of Science, Media Design, Master of Fine Arts 

International Academy of Design & Technology
Programs available: Digital Media Production, Game Design & Production,  Graphic Design,  Web Design and Development

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division
Programs available: Game Art & Design, Graphic Design

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UC Denver’s Digital Animation Center

It isn’t every university that offers state-of-the-art, industry leading tools and a motion capture studio for its animation undergraduates. Nor is it customary to find a program that culminates in a high quality short film made entirely for and by students. Training students in the art of animation, the University of Colorado Denver’s Digital Animation Center pushes the bounds of what is offered and expected of its students. Home to an elite group of undergraduates and a veteran ensemble of faculty, the rigorous BFA curriculum prepares graduates for the wide possibilities that await them.

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Kent State University

Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Graphic Design – 2D, Graphic Design – 3D, Photo-Illustration, B. S. Computer Design, Animation and Game Design; M. A., M. F. A. Visual Communication Design

Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $7,832, nonresidents $15,792; graduate residents $8,428, nonresidents $15,944 for the 2011 – 2012 school year.  Tuition does not include fees of $1,514 per year.

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At Animation Career Review we have published dozens of articles detailing the different types of degree programs available in animation, design, gaming, and related fields. Each article defines the program, details the typical coursework involved and notes the type of career paths available to someone with that particualr degree. Bookmark this handy dandy list for future use.

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Fine Arts with Emphasis in 3D Graphics and Animation

What Does Fine Arts with Emphasis in 3D Graphics and Animation Mean?

Fine Arts is a broad field that covers drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, illustration, multimedia art, photography, crafts, and more. In simple terms, fine art is concerned primarily with the creation of beautiful objects for pleasure rather than utility. 3D Graphics is the creation, display and manipulation of objects on the computer in three dimensions (www.pcmag.com). Animation is the process of simulating movement by displaying a series of frames or pictures. Common types of animation include traditional animation, stop motion (clay animation, puppet animation), and computer animation (2D, 3D).

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Degrees Offered: B. F. A. 3D Digital Graphics, Film and Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, New Media Design and Imaging; B. S. Game Design and Development, Media Arts and Technology, New Media Interactive Development; M. F. A. Computer Graphics Design, Film and Animation, Graphic Design; M. S. Game Design and Development

Tuition Information: Undergraduate $31,584, graduate $34,659 for the 2011 – 2012 school year.

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3D Animation

What Does 3D Animation Mean?

3D animation is the process of animating objects that appear in a three-dimensional space (www.pcmag.com). The objects can be manipulated like real objects, making this a popular art form for use in filmmaking, television productions, gaming, and graphic design. While most people are familiar with 3D animation in relation to animated films and video games, it is also used widely used in the engineering industry, architecture, education, and the medical field.

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 Western New Mexico University

Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A., B. S. Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate residents $4,054, nonresidents $13,428 for the 2011 – 2012 school year

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"University of Southern Mississippi"

Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design

Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $5,834, nonresidents $13,790 for the 2011 – 2012 school year

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"The University of Mississippi"

Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Studio Art with Graphic Design Emphasis

Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $5,790, nonresidents $14,796 for the 2011 – 2012 school year

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