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Introduction to 3D Modeling

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Intro Advanced 3D Modeling-VANAS

The Introductory certificate course in 3D Computer Modeling welcomes aspiring Computer Modelers to experience the exciting world of Computer Graphics.

Type: Online Certificate
Cost: $499 CAD (includes application fee of $125)
Level: Beginner
Duration: 1 month
Start Dates: Jan, Apr, Jul, Sep.
Admission Requirements: None

Course Description

Welcome to the exciting world of Computer Graphics.  In this introductory 3D Modeling Online Certificate Course you will learn why 3D Modelers  play such an important role in the Animation, Visual Effects and Video Game Industries.  Their mission is to create three-dimensional objects for the entertainment industry.  3D Modelers are in the initial stages of the studio pipeline, they are studying design in combination with real life physical, organic and inorganic objects; that would be part of the next block-buster movie or the next best-selling game.  This is an introductory online 3D Modeling Certificate Course.


Fully Accredited

This program is accredited by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB), designated under the British Columbia Education Quality Assurance (BCEQA), the Ministry of Advanced Education and listed under the Canadian Information Center for International Credentials (CICIC).


What does accreditation mean?

Accreditation is meant to protect students, schools, and employers. It ensures that a school is educating its students and meeting quality standards.   If you choose a school that isn’t accredited, it may be difficult to use your academic credentials.  Few employers will take your education seriously. Additionally, you may not be able to transfer your credit hours or degree to an accredited school.

If you are learning for personal enjoyment, accreditation may not be important to you. However, if you want to use your academic credential in the workplace or plan on furthering your education at a later date, accreditation is essential.


Delivery Methods

  • Award Winning Proprietary Online Campus
  • Studio Setting (20% Theory, 80% Practice)
  • Weekly Live Sessions (Synchronous)
  • Access 24/7 to Online Campus (Asynchronous 24 hrs, 7 days a week)
  • 15:1 Student Ratio
  • 1:1 Personalized Critiques


Class Times, Assignments & Workload

  • Classes are delivered Online
  • Weekly Live Classes scheduled on your time preferences provided in your application
  • Weekly Assignments (Four assignments total)
  • Assignments Workload: 10 - 20 hours per week
  • Weekly 1 on 1 personalized critiques (4 critiques total)
  • Total hours of instruction: 7 hours
  • Total hours of assignments: 40 - 80 hours



Course Outline

What is a game?
What is a player?
Basics of Storytelling
Player Challenges and Creating Rules

Please note that in order to pass the course, all assignments have to be successfully completed and submitted on time.



Who should attend this class?


Aspiring 3D Modelers, people that demonstrate problem solving skills, people that like sculpt, create and have a wild imagination.  People with the technical ability to convey their ideas through 3D Computer Modeling software.



Software needed

Maya personal learning edition


System Requirements


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program the student will have a basic understanding of 3D Modeling.  Students will have gone through the basic process of computer three-dimensional modeling;  all in their own personal  style.



Credits of this course can be used towards our Diploma Programs within six months of completion.


Academic Credential

A Vancouver Animation School Certificate is a short term duration but specialized training program.  We are a studio school (20% theory 80% hands on).  Students will graduate with a Certificate credential.



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