Delivery: A mix of daytime and evening courses.
Start: Fall or Spring: Full- or Part-Time.
- 3D Modeling and Animation — Associate in Applied Science Degree (60 credits)
- 3D Modeling and Animation — Diploma (48 credits)
About the Program
The 3D Modeling and Animation AAS degree prepares students for 3D content development careers in various industries, including Game Development, Film and Visual Effects, Forensic and Medical Animation, and many others. This program provides comprehensive skills in 3D animation, modeling, texturing, visual effects, concept art, and character rigging that can be used in various applications. Emphasis is on providing the valuable technical, conceptual, and design skills necessary for those wishing to obtain a position as a 3D artist.
This program is part of the Visual Communications Careers (VCC) area and is designed to provide the skills you need to enter a career once you have completed the degree. Although the A.A.S. degree is not designed for transfer to a four-year school, your general education and liberal arts courses typically do the transfer. Some of your career-oriented courses may also transfer to specific majors at certain schools through the petition process.
- Unleash the power of art and technology to produce eye-catching graphics and motion to experience a heightened sense of reality
- Develop and create a wide range of stunning 3D content for gaming, entertainment, medical, and forensic animation
- Work individually and in teams to bring to life your vision of how animations should look, move, and feel
- Career Focus: Prepared for immediate employment, and further education with a professional portfolio
Interested in a career in 3D Modeling & Animation? Schedule a program tour!
Cost & Financial Aid
As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.
Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.
Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.
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Advanced planning is critical when you transfer.
Transfer Planning - Articulation Agreements
These agreements help students transfer to four-year institutions.
Potential Job Titles
- 3D Animator*
- 3D Modeler
- Concept Artist
- Motion Graphics Artist
- Motion Capture Assistant
*42.2% of workers in this area have an associate degree or less, and 57.8% have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Information gathered pertains to seven-county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu
Multimedia Artists and Animators **
Average Wage: $30.65/hour
Top Earners: $39.82/hour
** Wages listed are for a variety of experience and education levels.
Information gathered pertains to the seven-county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu
Graphic Design & Production
Narrative Video Production
Visual Communications Careers (VCC)
- Jonas BurandFacultyVisual Communications Careers651-779-3421