Design and Build Graphics for Video Games and Visual Effects for Movies

Ever wonder who designs and builds the graphics for video games? Or have you thought about who creates the visual effects for movies? It could be you. Students in DMD learn to build and animate 3D Computer Graphics. For those that want a career in 3D, we recommend taking the 3D Computer Graphics (3DCG) program after you’ve taken the two-year DMD program.

Above is a sample of some recent work from the 3DCG program. Students in that program first need to take the Digital Media Design program or something similar (which could include having a Graphic Design diploma and/or university Fine Arts or Architecture degrees). Students in the Digital Media Design program often think of this program as a “third year” of DMD, even though is is a stand alone 8 month program.

The 3DCG program teaches advanced 3D graphics focusing on modeling lighting, rendering, compositing, animation and production management. The specific software that is taught includes Maya, Z-Brush, Nuke, and After Effects. Graduates of the 3D Computer Graphics program may find employment in visual effects/film, motion graphics, video game development, 3D simulation and prototyping, medical imaging, and 3D simulation industries.