3D Graphics and Animation Specialization

How do you like your reality?

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.

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

Earn 2 degrees in 5 years

Earn a bachelor's and a master's degree in 5 years.

State-of-the-art facilities

If you can imagine it, we'll help you create it, utilizing industry-standard gear in our top of the line labs and classrooms.

Study Abroad

Travel to Greece and return with real-world skills and finished projects for your portfolio as you document the past and present on a Greek island.

What you'll learn

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.

View the degree requirements


Sample job titles

  • 2D or 3D animator
  • 3D concept artist
  • 3D modeler
  • Augmented reality designer
  • Compositor
  • Digital designer
  • Film production artist
  • Game production artist​​
  • Medical visualization
  • Motion graphics artist
  • Product visualization
  • Technical animator
  • Virtual reality designer or developer
  • Visual effects artists

Companies that hire our students

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

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