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StarStruck directed by Milena Lukic

3D Graphics and Animation specialization

How do you like your reality?

Connect your passion to next-generation technologies and be on the forefront of innovation and evolution in countless industries that will change the world. 3D animation careers include:

3D technology is making its way into every area of our lives. Virtual reality can take gaming to heart-pounding places, transport you to a shipwreck two miles beneath the ocean, or allow buyers to view a home for sale 8,000 miles away. Augmented reality apps now guide visitors around town, or send you on an anatomical tour of your brain.

You can go places no one has seen—and take users with you—when you earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Arts and Science through our dynamic program.

“We train you for the West Coast, but you can stay local and affect Indiana’s future by changing the way companies do business.”

Zeb Wood, Media Arts and Science lecturer

Innovation and expansion

3D Print in action

Positioning you on the cusp of emerging media, the 3D Graphics and Animation specialization provides skills to work across many visualization platforms. You’ll use the most current equipment and technology to develop games, advertising, and scientific illustrations.

The 3D specialization can truly utilize students’ skills—and not only toward the entertainment markets of the film and game industries. You’ll learn how to translate those skills for emerging mediums such as virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D printing.

Whether you’re exploring the frontiers of digital animation or using 3D printing to craft medical devices, your hands-on classroom projects can yield portfolio-ready work to show prospective employers.

There’s no limit to where your skills can take you. Entertainment, historic preservation, flight simulation, paleontology, surgical tutorials—the possibilities are virtually unlimited.

View the plan of study

Top students doing life-changing work

The quality of our program is reflected in the work of our students, whose projects are making a difference in people’s lives:

Our alumni work at:


  • Arsee-Engineers
  • Bastian Solutions
  • Bradley Montgomery
  • Crane Naval Base
  • Eli Lilly
  • FME Studios
  • IU School of Medicine
  • Kenzie Academy
  • Plow Digital
  • Roche
  • Salesforce
  • WFYI
  • WTHR
  • Vision Three

National / Global

  • 4A Games (Sliema, Malta)
  • Cantina Creative (Los Angeles)
  • Digital Domain (Vancouver)
  • EA Sports (Florida)
  • Kohl’s, R&D (Minnesota)
  • MPC (Vancouver, England)
  • Pipeworks Studios (Eugene, Oregon)
  • Pixar (San Francisco)
  • Rockstar Games (San Diego)
  • Sanctum Studios (Los Angeles)
  • Sony Pictures ImageWorks (Los Angeles, Vancouver)

Our faculty

Our instructors know the ins and outs of the latest rendering, sculpting and texturing software. They share the tips and tricks you’ll need to work in a production setting, whether you’re modeling characters or car parts:

Ready to get started?