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3D Modeling

  • No.1 professional study program in Croatia
  • Creating digital future for 21 years
  • International exchange with more than 100 institutions
  • 96% of alumni employed 3 months after graduation

The 3D Modeling program equips you with the knowledge needed to become a contemporary artist ready to work in the film, television and computer games industries. You will acquire fundamental skills of drawing and visual thinking and gain an understanding of composition, visual space, color and lighting.

On top of this traditional knowledge base, you will acquire the knowledge of digital sculpture, 3D visualization, animation and digital design. During your studies, you will unlock your creative potential in modern technology by creating realistic and imaginary characters and objects in line with emerging trends in real business environments. Throughout the three-year program, you will learn to express yourself and create in a virtual world, and have a chance to prepare a portfolio that will be a stepping stone to your further career.

We will prepare you to become an expert in creating various aspects of virtual worlds. From conceptualizing characters, objects and environments, to specialized animation and visualization 3D modeling using the latest technology, you will learn to create in a virtual environment, and use your creations in a variety of real and virtual scenarios. Depending on your preferences, you will be able to further specialize in concept art, digital sculpture and 3D shaping, animation, film and video, as well creative process analysis and artistic direction.

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In-demand occupation

Did you know that digital marketing professionals are very sought-after in Croatia and abroad? Choose an interesting and dynamic career for which demand will only grow in the future.

Numerous benefits

During the course you will have the possibility to learn and obtain internationally recognized certificates and you’ll also get a Dreamspark Premium subscription to over 160 Microsoft products.

Plan your life

Our partners and employers are constantly on the lookout for talented students. We are here to connect you with them and to kick start your career while you are still studying. Our Career Center is there to answer all you questions.

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What are the takeaways from this study program?

The three-year undergraduate 3D Modeling study program aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in game development, animation and 3D modeling studios, departments of creative agencies, and production studios, whether in Croatia or abroad.

This study program was designed taking into account the latest trends in the field of art and 3D modeling. Its goal is to develop creativity and creative thinking, but also to focus on teamwork and the development of a "designer mindset."

Lecture Plan
TYPOGRAPHY

The evolution of letterforms, typeface anatomy and relationships between characters, as well as familiarity with the basic concepts of typography will enable you to choose styles to use in 3D modeling and animation. In addition, the use of complex typographic structures as well as the design of letterforms, and the acquisition of drawing skills will be the basics that you will learn in your courses.

FILM AND VIDEO

New technologies have established the internet as the most important distribution platform, but the content production process is still dependent on the creativity of the author. Both sides must be structured in such a way that they attract the intended audience and that the recipients of the story can easily recognize its message.

3D LIGHTING AND RENDERING

This course will teach you to understand the important role of light in scene creation and visual art in general. You will learn how to use different types of lighting, realistic lighting, indoor and outdoor lighting, how to approach scene rendering, optimize models and textures and how to blend them with the virtual environment to get the best result from a finished image or animation in a particular style.

CHARACTER ANIMATION

This course will teach you to map the faces of your virtual characters in order to give them emotion. You will learn the basics of acting and carefully timed and planned gestures to achieve a higher professional level of animation and make the animated characters more understandable. You will learn about the professional standard methodology currently in use and the principles of creating animations of character movement, body language and acting using your own characters.

TEXTURING

Texturing applies the final “skin” to any 3D object. The textures are created with the latest tools by creatively selecting materials, colors, and patterns that, using photo references as well as your own drawing and painting, are created in a wide variety of hyperrealistic and stylized solutions. Graphics in computer games and film special effects depend largely on textures and the way they are created, and this course will prepare you to work on such and other projects.

PLASTIC ANATOMY

Nowadays, as computer graphics and special effects have reached hyperrealistic levels, a basic knowledge of anatomy has become extremely important, especially when it comes to bones, muscles and tendons visible on humans and animals. Learning how to perceive and create human bones, joints, movements, as well as the way these joints, ligaments, and tendons work, is extremely important in order to create characters that meet today’s standards.

We’ve ensured a work placement for you during the duration of your course with one of our partner employers. Their number keeps increasing every year so as to ensure the best possible platform for your career development.

Partner Employers

Hanfa GREY Google ERSTE
Drap Ericsson Dalekovod DELL
CROZ CROTEAM Combis Cateia
Carina Canon BILLA BCC
Azvo Autocesta Atlantic APO
APIS IT Amazon Akd Agrokor
Agencija za plaćanja u poljoprivredi, ribarstvu i ruralnom razvoju Agencija za mobilnost i programere EU 24 SATA Herbalife
HiPP HP HPA HZZHM
IBM IMAGO in2DATA INFINUM
INFODOM infobip infosistem Karlovačka pivovara
KINGICT KONČAR KVAKA 25 LIDL
McAfee McCANN Svijet medija Mercedes
Microsoft mobendo MSTART Nacionalni centar
Nike PBZ Perpetuum Plinacro
PLIVA RETEL Rimac s&t
SIEMENS Span Supranet HT
VALAMAR VIVERA VMWARE Daikin
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EXAMPLES OF JOBS WE ARE PREPARING YOU FOR:

  • DIGITAL DESIGNER
    A true master Art Director or Designer is a multitasking genius that juggles between marketing, visual communications, arts and applied arts and has a strong insight into newest digital trends. The profession is highly in demand and real experts are had to come by.
  • 3D MODELS AND FORMS DESIGNER
    Every 3D design project needs a designer to shape a premium product using creative ideas, a user-friendly interface and quality content. Needless to say this profession is extremely sought after and considered a career of the future.
  • 3D ANIMATOR
    In the digital world, it is important to make compelling animation movements, know about timing transitions and identify potential mistakes. Working with character movements, body language, and acting on your own characters is something you know well, and you will learn how to make that content attractive, organic, and fun to use and consume.
  • CREATIVE PROJECTS MANAGER
    Creatives are not easy to handle, especially in the digital world. They may have great ideas but often lack business sense. You will learn how make the best of both worlds – how to get the most out of the creatives and how to sell the product in the real world.

Example Class

CHARACTER ANIMATION

This course will teach you to map the faces of your virtual characters in order to give them emotion. You will learn the basics of acting and carefully timed and planned gestures to achieve a higher professional level of animation and make the animated characters more understandable. You will learn about the professional standard methodology currently in use and the principles of creating animations of character movement, body language and acting using your own characters.

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