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Glasgow Caledonian University: 3D Design for Virtual Environments

Institution Glasgow Caledonian University
Department Computer, Communications and Interactive Systems
Study type Taught


3D visualisation and animation play a role in many areas, and the popularity of these media just keeps growing. Digital animation provides the eye-catching special effects in the 21st century's favourite films and television shows; 3D design is also essential to everyday work in everything from computer games development, online virtual world development and industrial design to marketing, product design and architecture.

GCU's programme in 3D Design for Virtual Environments will help you develop the skills to thrive in a successful career as a visual designer. The programme is practical and career-focused, oriented towards current industry needs, technology and practice. No prior knowledge of 3D design is required.

The curriculum will help you build your creative vision and technical skills as a 3D designer.

Explore the use of video and animation in digital video, multimedia and web publishing Experiment with interactive media types and techniques Sharpen your skills in creative thinking and generating ideas Master digital video production and digital media integration techniques Gain pre-production skills like planning, storyboarding and conceptualising Practise production skills like 3D modelling, animation, lighting and rendering Develop post-production skills in video editing and integrating 2D and 2D visuals Work with cutting-edge computer applications and digital environments


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