3D Computer Graphics and Modeling

Program Details

3D Computer Graphics isn’t just for making cartoons anymore! The 3D Computer Graphics and Modeling minor merges theoretical concepts with state of the art techniques to prepare students from any discipline to apply 3D computer graphics across a wide range of industry applications. Hands-on courses build from a core foundation throughout the spectrum of advanced cutting edge technologies as they are used in real world application and culminate with the production of a portfolio of work applicable with the needs of 3D industries.

Skills Learned

modeling, character set up and animation, storyboards, advanced lighting, production planning, and 3D printing

Popular With

Marshall, Annenberg, Cinematic Arts, Roski, Viterbi, & Architecture students

Companies That Have Hired

Sony Pictures, ILM, Digital Domain, Dreamworks, Rhythm and Hues, Legacy Effects, Fox Sports

How Do I Apply?

Make an appointment with an ITP advisor! Please call the ITP Office at 213-740-4542 to schedule a meeting or Contact Us.

Minor Requirements

Minimum units: 16 (Five core courses and one elective)

Required courses:
All of the following courses (13 units):

• ITP 215 – 3D Modeling, Animation, Compositing, and Special Effects (2 units)
• ITP 305 – Advanced 3D Modeling, Animation, and Special Effects (3 units)*
• ITP 315 – 3D Character Animation (3 units)*
• ITP 360 – 3D Compositing and Visual Effects (3 units)*
• ITP 415 – 3D Design and Prototyping (2 units)*

Prerequisite notes:
* Students must take ITP 215 prior to taking ITP 305, ITP 315, ITP 360, and ITP 415.

Electives:
Choose one course for a minimum of 3 units:

• ITP 308 – Computer-Aided Design for Bio-Mechanical Systems (3 units)
• ITP 450 – Advanced 3D Texturing, Compositing, and Image Processing (3 units)
• ITP 470 – Information Technology Practicum (3 units)
• ITP 480 – Information Technology Internship (3 units)

Prerequisite notes:
* Students must take ITP 360 prior to take ITP 450.

Important Minor Catalogue Rules:

Students must take at least 16 units that are unique to the minor (i.e. not required to fulfill the student’s major, another minor, or general education requirements). 

Specialization Requirements

Specializations are a great alternative for students who are interested in gaining experience in a subject area but do not have space in their schedule to complete a full minor program. While specializations are not a formal part of a degree program, certificates are available upon completion of required coursework.

Minimum units: 10 (One core course plus two electives)

Required courses:
All of the following courses (4 units):

• ITP 215 – 3D Modeling, Animation, Compositing, and Special Effects (2 units)
• ITP 415 – 3D Design and Prototyping (2 units)*

Prerequisite notes:
* Students must take ITP 215 prior to take ITP 415.

Electives:
Choose two courses for a minimum of 6 units:

• ITP 305 – Advanced 3D Modeling, Animation, and Special Effects (3 units)*
• ITP 315 – 3D Character Animation (3 units)*
• ITP 360 – 3D Compositing and Visual Effects (3 units)*
• ITP 450 – Advanced 3D Texturing, Compositing, and Image Processing (3 units)**

Prerequisite notes:
* Students must take ITP 215 prior to taking ITP 305, ITP 315, or ITP 360.
** Students must take ITP 360 prior to take ITP 450.

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