Computer Animation

This course will teach you the fundamentals of 3D designing and animations. Students will get to learn the Maya basics of Skinning, Lighting and Rendering, and Utility Nodes, Texturing and Texture Mapping, Adobe Photoshop Basics, Tiling and Layering Textures, Block Texturing a Non-Organic Object and Texture Distressing.

Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10116

Campus: Bangor

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Further Education


The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Part-Time Bangor
Day: Wednesday
Time: 18:00-20:30

Course Overview

On this course students will first explore the basics of the Maya interface, including selecting and manipulating objects, organising scenes, and customising the interface. Next, learn about polygonal Modeling, creating and refining meshes, sculpting, and working with NURBS surfaces. Once you understand Modeling, you can learn how to create and apply materials—adding colour, texture, and reflectivity to your creations.

Ideal If:

This course is ideal for any student with a creative flair who want to take the step into Compute rendering, animated Modeling and lighting.

You'll Learn:

Topics include:

  • Getting familiar with the Maya interface
  • Configuring viewports and workspaces
  • Selecting and manipulating objects
  • Creating hierarchies and layers in scenes
  • Creating polygonal models
  • Modeling and refining polygonal meshes  

The focus will be providing you with an understanding of the key functionality in Maya to allow you to build and animate models.

You'll Love:

You will love the hands-on approach this course provides, working directly in MAYA making your own models come alive and all while building up art assets and projects for your portfolio.

You'll Progress:

This course will give you the fundamental knowledge to progress onto more advanced Design and Animation projects and development areas such as advanced movement, lighting and rendering.

You'll Need:

For this course students are recommended to have a good understanding of how to use a computer and preferably some background in a Computing related area.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Part-Time Bangor
Day: Wednesday
Time: 18:00-20:30

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