In recent years the demand for computer animation specialists has grown due to the advancement in the world of film, computer gaming and special effects. In return the demand for specialist animation degree programs has increased. Many students choose to study subjects such as computer animation degrees and 3D animation courses.
Many people opt to take a 3D animation course at the undergraduate study level; however, lots of institutions do offer 3D animation courses at the postgraduate study level too. Undergraduate degrees can take between three and four years to complete, whilst postgraduate degrees take around one year to complete.
Throughout the duration of a 3D animation course students are introduced to a range of topics such as digital art, animated thinking, moving image, specialisms for 3D, planning and post production, and visualisation. Most institutions will also encourage students to undertake a work placement during their third year of study so that they can apply their obtained skills, from years one and two, directly to the industry.