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3D Game Art & Animation Class

Jul 22

Santa Ana College 3D Game Art & Animation Class - 6/17-6/20

Ages 14 to adult

Gain a basic understanding of what it takes to make digital 3d art for games and animations! Hands-on project will start by modeling a 3d environment. Next students will model and animate a simple 3d character. Finally, learn how to upload your animation onto the web. Opportunities for employment in the video game industry will be covered.

(Bring flash drive in order to save class files.)

About the instructor: Patricia Waterman, B.F.A. in illustration from Art Center College of Design, Author of “3D Artist’s Guide to Real World Applications”, professor of art at Santa Ana College, founder of the 3d Animation Certificate Program, and owner of Waterman Animation, specializing in the production of digital 3D models, and animation for industries from game companies, broadcast television to corporate America.

Time: 2:50p-5:00p
Days: MTuWTh 6/17–6/20
Fee: $79/person 4 sessions
Place: Santa Ana College, A Building, Room A223

Time: 2:50p-5:00p
Days: MTuWTh 7/22–7/25
Fee: $79/person 4 sessions
Place: Santa Ana College, A Building, Room A223

To register, call: (714) 564-6594, or sign up online day or night: For questions, call Professor Waterman (714) 564-6741.

About Santa Ana College’s 2 year certificate Program: 3D Modeling & Animation

-Qualified Instructors
The instructors are working professionals with game industry experience, as well as experienced educators and believe that a teacher’s success must be measured by the level of success their students achieve.

-Industry-Driven Curriculum
Our advisory committee members are 3D artists from DreamWorks, Pixar, Lucas Films, Blizzard, and more! These individuals were the ones who approved the curriculum.

A Professionally Equipped Computer Lab for 3D Animation/Modeling!

State-Wide for 2004, 2005 & 2006!

What Can Santa Ana College’s 3D Animation Certificate Program Offer You?

This 2-year Program
-Addresses the fundamental requirements that 3D artists are
expected to know for entry level positions in video game companies, the film and television industry, and the architectural and industrial visualization fields.

Courses offered: (partial list)
-Art 195 Art 196A Art 196B Art 197A Art 197B Art 166 Art 165 Art 167
-Intro to Digital Media Arts
-3D Modeling Fundamentals
-3D Advanced Modeling Techniques 3D Animation Fundamentals
-3D Animation: Advanced Techniques 3D Realism - Texturing and -Lighting 3D Character Animation
-Commercial Applications of 3D

Our computer systems have been confirmed to be the equivalent to what is found at the biggest 3D animation studios and game companies today!

Autodesk’s 3D Studio Max - the most widely used 3D software package used in the entertainment industry, and other programs that support in 3d modeling, animation, and multi-media production.

Grant-Funded Internship Program

Internship program starts in the spring of 2007!

Only $20 per unit!! (Compare at $300+ per unit at other college institutions!)

About Jobs in digital 3D
“Pay is higher and demand is very strong for the well-trained!”
The California Community College and Economic Work Force and Development Program have completed their studies of jobs in the film, television, and video game industries and it looks very bright, indeed!* Go to to review the studies, to see incomes and more.

*Studies funded by the state of California.

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