If you feel comfortable at the place where technology and design collide, a 3-D Graphics and Animation minor can take you to the next level, whether you’re coming from an artistic, scientific, or computer science background.
Earning this undergraduate minor through the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI immerses you in the processes of 3-D film, games, virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3-D printing. You’ll design, model, texture, animate, light, and render 3-D computer animated products, creatures, characters, props, scenery, and artifacts.
Take advantage of our top-class facilities to learn the process—from preproduction through production and postproduction—for films, videogames, environments, motion graphics, commercial graphics, visual stories, scientific simulation, 3-D printing, and virtual and augmented reality.
Students develop production-quality projects with advanced aesthetics using the entire 3-D production pipeline.
The 3-D graphics and animation minor allows you to transition from the creation of physical objects to creating and animating virtual items. Combining your skills in visual communication with our expertise in digital storytelling and motion graphics will make you dangerous in marketing and media companies the world over.
The courses in this minor will enhance your software development skills to include the rendering and animation of computer graphics (CG) assets. This skill set is useful in game design and development, 3-D simulation, and other sectors.
Your 3-D graphics and animation courses teach you the techniques involved in recreating artifacts, digital scanning methods, and photogrammetry. You can utilize these techniques at the cutting edge of displaying, interacting, preserving and understanding the past and its artifacts.
Extend your time further to collaborate with Media Arts undergraduates to bring the past back to life in virtual reality.
You can further your mission with the power of 3-D. This minor lets you transform the abstract and the microscopic into grand visualizations that highlight your research to broad audiences and better educate patients.
The minor requires knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, which may be demonstrated by test, portfolio, credential, or by taking a course that covers Photoshop, such as CGT 11700 Illustrating for Visualization and Communication, CGT 21100 Raster Imaging for Computer Graphics, or NEWM-N 102 Digital Media Imagery.
Students must earn a C or higher in each course to graduate with the 3D Graphics and Animation minor.
The minor is open to IUPUI students in any major except Computer Graphics Technology and Media Arts and Science. Media Arts and Science students may pursue the 3-D Graphics and Animation specialization instead.