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Duration

8 months

Tuition

$10,348

  Toronto

Jan 3-Sep 3

Plus 1 other start dates

Sep 5 - Jun 5 2024

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Certificate

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

no

This eight-month graduate certificate program is designed to turn talented artists into AAA game asset modellers. This unique program will have you creating and animating environments, characters and other assets within a 3D environment.

Through this program you will learn modelling, lighting, texturing, animation, scene staging, art direction and production management. Your learning will be further advanced by using industry-relevant techniques taught by professors with years of industry experience. With high-end computer hardware and software, you will learn to use tools used to develop game art and incorporate it into real-time environments.

What You’ll Learn

  • Design animatable characters using the principles of characters design and creativity.
  • Read and analyze game design documents and create effective storyboards and layouts from them.
  • Create 3D environments, objects and characters within 3DS Max or other appropriate high-end 3D animation software (with most current version available).
  • Animate their characters in a way as to produce the convincing illusion of motion in time and space within 3DS Max or other appropriate high-end 3D animation software (with most current version available).
  • Light and texture effectively in a variety of game styles within 3DS Max or other appropriate high-end 3D animation software (with most current version available).
  • Use a motion capture system to capture character animation and import it into a game engine using 3DS Max or other appropriate high-end 3D animation software (with most current version available).
  • Import game elements such as characters, assets and levels into game engines using 3DS Max or other appropriate high-end 3D animation software (with most current version available).
  • Produce a 3D game level and animated characters within using 3DS Max or other appropriate high-end 3D animation software (with most current version available) and associated software (Combustion, Premiere) as evidenced by output to videotape (or other appropriate industry standard medium).
  • Prepare a variety of industry standard documents and reels in a skilled manner and demonstrate professional presentation and organizational skills.

 

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Student Reviews (6)

Seneca College

not willing to accommodate

Colleen Grabowski

Toronto • May 25, 2022

Graduated From

Personal Support Worker

Overall:

1 out of 5

Instructors:

4 stars

Curriculum:

3 stars

Job Assistance:

1 stars

I am a full-time student who began the Social Service Worker program online during Covid. There was no warning that these classes would ever be in-person. IT WAS IMMEDIATELY DENIED when I asked for an academic allowance to avoid going in person due to ...

I am a full-time student who began the Social Service Worker program online during Covid. There was no warning that these classes would ever be in-person. IT WAS IMMEDIATELY DENIED when I asked for an academic allowance to avoid going in person due to working full-time and being a single parent. I was given a choice to do transfer credit with another institution (that they would not provide any course code information), fail the courses for not being there, and bring my daughter to class (which I will have to do). Absolutely ridiculous that no accommodation could be made, as I was not asking for anything that was not already in place for two years!! After speaking with a counsellor, academic advisors, and program managers and writing the PRESIDENT of Seneca, I was forced to go to Human Rights!! Do not suggest this school at all!!! And I am an alumnus of 3 other programs!! Save yourselves the aggravation and choose another school.

Seneca College

Go Anywhere Else

Anonymous

April 21, 2022

Graduated From

Game Art & Animation

Overall:

2 out of 5

Instructors:

1 stars

Curriculum:

2 stars

Job Assistance:

na

All teachers will tell you at the beginning of your courses that the best way to get a job is through recommendations from them. One teacher told us about all the students that burned him, or spoke up about him, and now "aren't working in the industry"...

All teachers will tell you at the beginning of your courses that the best way to get a job is through recommendations from them. One teacher told us about all the students that burned him, or spoke up about him, and now "aren't working in the industry".

So if you have any issues with any of the teachers, it almost guarantees silence if you want to work in this industry. Seneca course instructor reviews gave no space for comments about the teacher.

One teacher did not show up for 4.5 out of 14 classes, tells us to watch other classes he has taught, gives no guidance.

Many teachers do not respond to questions outside of class if you need help, messaging 3+ times with the same question.

A few teachers have encouraged stealing from other artists without explaining what that means. Which has led to some questionable behaviors from some students.

Understanding that this is a professional program and that comes with certain issues is ok. But it's also a school, and many teachers leave you to learn through linkedin learning, youtube tutorials, etc.

Spend your thousands somewhere else.

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