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The 3D Animation & Game Design program at the University of the Incarnate Word (3D@UIW) is designed to provide students with the design and technical training in preparation of a career in the film, TV or video game industries.
The department uses state of the art facilities to make sure that the appropriate hardware and software training is taking place. However, the true focus is upon design and story-telling principles - the skills that truly allow students to gain and keep employment as the industry continues to evolve and change.


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3D Animation Game Design 4-Year Plan

Career Opportunities in 3D Animation:

•Movies / TV

•Special Effects

•Video Game Production



Courses or Curriculum

Basic Core Courses:

Orientation to 3D Animation & Game Design

Introduction to 3D Animation & Game Design

Set & Level Design & Modeling

Digital Imaging & Texture Painting

Anatomy for the Animator

Figure Drawing for Animators

Character Modeling

Advanced Set & Level Design

Rigging & Animation

Advanced Character Creation & Animation

History of Animation

Advanced Core Courses:

Production I & II

Visual Narrative Conventions

Senior Thesis Workshop

Programming for Games

Senior Thesis Production I & II

Co-Op Internship

Advanced Projects Practicum

Senior Portfolio

Business of Animation & Game Design



Adam Watkins, Professor MFA – Utah State University