DIGITAL ART & ANIMATION

BRING LIFE TO YOUR CHARACTERS

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DIGITAL ART & ANIMATION

Animations and Digital Art fuel simulations everywhere--feature films, video games, and big data to advertising, medical explanations and
architectural tours. Cogswell’s DAA programs apply technical skills to hands on projects across sophisticated workflow pipelines.
Students develop a way of seeing the world, of breaking it down into its component parts and building it up again in a new way.
Find your place in this fast-growing industry at Cogswell.

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3D Modeling 

Create the environments, creatures and heroes that form the backbone of animation by learning rigging, modeling, texture mapping and rendering. Bring out every detail and facet of objects by first reproducing existing objects in 3D, then designing your own. You’ll learn how to texture man-made and organic surfaces, master digital sculpting techniques like UV unwrapping 3D models. Transform analog concepts like maquettes into digital art. You’ll also learn how to maintain the fidelity of 3D animated characters  in order to integrate them in interactive projects.

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3D ANIMATION 

Bring out the most in animated sequences by mastering animation and character rigging in our 3D animation college programs. From defining a character’s joints to setting key frames for motion, you’ll build your way to developing 3D characters and eventually working on short film projects at our 3D animation college programs. This includes learning how to animate different four-legged animals, or animation principles of inanimate objects like buildings that move or tables that can talk. Courses in art and animation also cover motion in people, such as expressions and mouth movement as well as 2D animation.

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ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN 

Guide an entertainment design project from the page to the screen as you conquer every step to make a winning product. Layering color maps and shading will form the foundation of your entertainment and graphic design skills as you work toward texturing and digital painting. You’ll apply 3D techniques to drawings and renderings as you develop your own personal style in entertainment design projects. You’ll also combine traditional and digital media in elements for design and marketing firms, video games or animations.

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TECHNICAL ART 

The Technical Art concentration combines the student’s artistic abilities along with the technical toolkit of the CG world. Traditional courses like drawing, painting, and sculpting help the student develop an artistic eye. Industry standard software programs are used in 3D Modeling, 3D Animation, Texturing and Lighting courses. Coursework includes computer programing courses which enable the student to customize tools in CG software programs. The concentration allows the student to focus on Lighting and Compositing or Rigging and scripting. Students can complete their program of study by working on one many of the large projects on campus.

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Project-Based Learning

Collaborate with your peers from other degree programs on portfolio-worthy projects.

WSCUC Accredited

Cogswell is a 4-year, regionally accredited college.

Silicon Valley connected

We've been living and breathing innovation for over 130 years.

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Financial Aid, scholarships and housing available to students who qualify.

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