The Art Institute of California San Francisco is now offering a bachelors degree program in Simulation & Virtual Environments and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Computer Animation.
Simulation & Virtual Environments offers students intensive training in the foundations of art and design before entering into the more technical areas of 3D modeling and programming. Students are offered skills to effectively create and support realtime software models and simulated environments. The curriculum is designed to help prepare students for entry-level positions, such as 3D artist, realtime artist, creative artist, technical artist, modeler, junior modeler, texture builder, terrain builder, computer graphic artist, 3D modeler or graphics specialist.
Visual simulations are used in scientific research, manufacturing, design, financial analysis, medical research, training and practice, education, sports training, architecture, engineering, construction, arcade entertainment, the military, museums and art galleries.
The Master of Fine Arts degree in Computer Animation integrates art history, criticism and advanced studio exploration and experimentation. The MFA program caters to people working in the creative field or teachers looking to increase their skill set or keep on top of the latest technologies.
The Art Institute of California San Francisco is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with 32 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.