Technician in Production
and 3D animation

Learn digital art for video games, film, and advertising with Autodesk Maya, ZBrush, Foundry Nuke, and Unreal Engine

Credits: Guido Garcia Cattaneo, Alejo Giamarra, Martin Gajardo.

Format

Full face-to-face
(1st year)

Duration

3 years
Minimum workload: 1600 teaching hours

Schedule

Monday to Friday
9 p.m. to 13 p.m.

Home

March 2024

Requirements

Title
secondary

Digital Certificate

Official Qualification
endorsed by the Ministry of
Education

REGISTRATION OPEN – limited quotas

Chosen by the best animation schools in the world under the new evaluation criteria of Animation Career Review.

This career will provide you with the necessary tools to develop professionally in the 3D art and animation industry. You can work in any production of Cinema, Advertising, Videogames, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Emerging Technologies. Designed in conjunction with companies and industry benchmarks, the race seeks to enhance your creativity, giving you solid tools and knowledge with a focus on constant practice, teamwork and solving real problems present in any production.

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What do you learn?

The degree allows you to understand and carry out in a professional way all the processes to carry out an audiovisual production with 3D content from an artistic and technical aspect. You will acquire the knowledge and skills to model and texture vehicles, weapons, or assets, understanding each phase of 3D modeling in depth so that your pieces look of superior quality.

You will also master the creative process to design and bring to life realistic or fantastic scenarios, including greenery, mountains, water, cities, terrains in outdoor and indoor spaces. You will be able to make digital sculptures with real anatomical bases, characters, creatures, monsters and all kinds of organic entities. You will learn about proportions, facial anatomy, male and female muscle groups and their adaptation to animals and creatures.

Once you know how to design, model, and texture your own characters and objects, you can prepare them to animate them to the quality required for professional production. You will discover how to create skeletons that allow them to give them movement and advanced controls to achieve spectacular results, making them express emotions, jump, run and can speak. You will learn professional animation techniques based on Disney animation principles so that your characters, objects and creatures are endowed with life as we normally see in movies and video games.

Another important point of the career is the creation of visual effects and simulations to achieve effects such as smoke, fire, explosions, objects that are destroyed, liquids, realistic fabrics (character clothes for example) and particles to apply in a 3D scene or on real filming (footage tracking).

The degree focuses on understanding and mastering the production process, from pre-production to the final result, so that you can successfully solve classic problems in the profession that impact your performance and productivity as an artist. You are going to learn how to organize and approach your ideas correctly, optimize your workflow and get the best quality out of your 3D art pieces.

It´s about the know-how

Our graduates develop and produce content simulating a real professional practice environment. Upon graduation this allows you to display a solid personal portfolio to stand out and show your potential, a key competitive advantage to enter the industry or undertake your own projects.

Look at some of the productions made by students during the degree.

Study Plan

1st Semester
  • Fundamentals of 3D Tools
  • Creation of Materials and Textures
  • History of art
  • Narrative
  • History of animation
2st Semester
  • 3D Inorganic Modeling
  • Animation Principles
  • Advanced Development of Materials and Textures
  • Character Creation and Design
  • 3D production
  • Morphology of the Image in Genres and Styles
3st Semester
  • Professional Practice: Digital Sculpture
  • 3D Skeleton
  • 3D Character Animation
  • Theatrical performance
  • Visual and Animatic Script Workshop
  • Directing and Visual Language Workshop
4st Semester
  • Advanced 3D Skeleton
  • Advanced 3D Animation Techniques
  • Lighting and Render
  • Color Workshop
  • Organic Modeling 3D
  • Scenarios and Funds
5st Semester
  • simulations 3D
  • Lighting and Advanced Rendering
  • Professional Practice: Animated Short Production Workshop
  • Management of 3D Tools (3D Max, Vray)
  • Sound Production and Editing
  • Professional Practice: Animation with Engines (Unreal Engine)
6st Semester
  • Legislation and Business Planning
  • Professional Practice: Production Workshop and Demo Reel
  • Advanced Management of 3D Tools (3DS Max, Vray)
  • Circuits of the Animation Industry and Management of Innovative Projects
  • Professional Practice: Postproduction and Visual Effects
  • Animation for Videogames

Main tools and software to use in 3D Production and Animation

Autodesk Maya for video game character modeling
Houdini, software program icon logo
Substance Designer, logo icon for software program
Substance Painter, software program icon logo
3D Coat, software program icon logo
Autodesk 3DS Max software icon
ZBrush, software program icon logo
Adobe Photoshop editing program for video game images
Adobe Premiere software video editing logo icon software
Adobe After Effects, video editing and animation software logo icon
Unreal Engine
Nuke software 3D icon logo

Areas where our graduates work

Movies

Advertising

Augmented reality

Virtual Reality

Video Games

Video Game Trailers

Architectural Representation

Work Field

Can I work in other disciplines?
Yes, in professional areas such as interior design, audiovisual post-production or 3D printing.

Are there national industries with employment opportunities?
There is a growing demand for professionals specializing in 3D modeling, 3D animation, simulations and visual effects. There are very important companies and studios that make feature films, short films, series, advertising, art for video games and architectural designs, destined for the internal and external market. In this sense, our graduates are highly valued by the industry due to their differential in solving problems and focus on professional practice.

And internationally?
The degree allows you to work for all kinds of international studios and producers of 3D animation, 3D modeling, advertising and video games, among others. Many of our graduates work freelance from Argentina or emigrate abroad and settle in different countries around the world.

Can I work independently?
Yes, because our students graduate with solid knowledge of the labor market and its projection, production lines, costs and business planning. This comprehensive vision enables them to undertake their own projects.

Some companies where our graduates work

Ubisoft, companies where Image Campus graduates work
Cartoon Network, companies where Image Campus graduates work
Dwarf, companies where Image Campus graduates work
Delta3, companies where Image Campus graduates work
Graphic Designo Studio, companies where Image Campus graduates work
Heaven Game Studios, companies where Image Campus graduates work
Wild Life, companies where Image Campus graduates work
Methanoia, companies where Image Campus graduates work
Collider Craftworks
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Laposta, companies where Image Campus graduates work
Join the Image community

Networking and teamwork will allow you to meet professionals and students from various disciplines that are part of the ecosystem of the video game industry. Image is the ideal space to generate opportunities and relationships that enhance your professional future.

Companies are looking for you

Image Campus is connected to a robust network of companies that seeks and values ​​the academic quality of our students and graduates.
Be part of this community and apply to your next challenge.

Image Campus students have a world-class educational platform Blackboard Ultra to see the recordings of online classes again, deliver TPs, check attendance, course schedules, qualifications, internal communication, forums and consultations, among many other benefits.

For a high quality live streaming experience, they will access the Zoom Premium platform, embedded in Blackboard.

Infrastructure and Technological Resources of Image Campus

Infrastructure and Technological Resources

In a building environment specially designed for our activity, all our classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art computers. One PC per student with all the software required for each course.

FAQs

Is the title official?
Yes. Official resolution number RES. 185/18 – SSPLINED – Ministry of Education – DGEGP

Who is it for?
High school graduates who like movies, video games, animation and want to develop professionally in the field of 3D modeling, 3D animation, advertising and visual effects.

Can I take first year if I matters of secondary (high school)?
Yes, you must present the corresponding proof. You can take the first semester if you owe up to 2 subjects, and take the partial ones as a conditional student until July.

What happens if I do not pass any of the subjects I owe from the middle level?
You will be free, but once your academic situation is regularized, you will be able to resume the course in the instance in which you were free.

What are the entry requirements?
Pay annual tuition and present the secondary degree, along with the rest of the documentation and you will have to take a compulsory leveling course.

What documentation do I have to submit?

  • Original and Photocopy of DNI
  • Photocopy of the Legalized Medium Level Certificate of Studies (secondary).
  • 2 Passport photos 4 x 4
  • Medical fit

Do I have to go to Image Campus for registration?
You can manage your registration in person or remotely. In this case, you must complete the online pre-registration form with your data, send the front and back of the DNI (scanned) and pay the registration via bank deposit or electronic transfer.

Can I sign up if I don't have a good basis for animation or 3D modeling?
Yes, but once you are registered you will have to reinforce your knowledge through the leveling course.

I have not finished high school yet, can I start studying something related, that will help me for my career?
Yes, you can take the following Specialization Paths/Courses:

Is the Technique dictated in online mode?
No, only in face-to-face mode.

Do they approve approved subjects in other institutions?
Only subjects that have been approved in other institutions incorporated into official Argentine education are homologated.

What are the requirements for foreign students?

  • Original and Photocopy of Passport or Document (1st and 2nd sheet).
  • Original and Photocopy of the Certificate of Secondary Studies, legalized and apostilled in the country of issuance of the title and validated by the Ministry of Education of the Argentine Nation.
  • 2 4 x 4 passport photos.
  • Medical certificate.
  • Certificate of Lack of Criminal Records issued in the country of the last 5 years of residence.
  • Certificate of Lack of Criminal Records issued in Argentina.

Is my high school degree valid if it was issued abroad?
The full validity of the degree is accredited if you studied in any of these countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Extra graduates Mercosur countries should pay the following matters:
HISTORY 1st - 2nd - 3rd
CIVIC EDUCATION 1st - 2nd
CIVIC INSTRUCTION

Teacher

Hernán Fernández, professor at Image Campus
Pablo Hernán Fernández

Coordinator

Mentors and Advisors

Alexis fioretti, professor at Image Campus
Alexis Fioretti

Mentor

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    Credits of the images used to illustrate the cover: Guido Garcia Cattaneo, Alejo Giamarra, Martin Gajardo.