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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The continuing growth of computer-generated imagery in fields such as entertainment, game design, health, and other commercial industries offers individual opportunities to work in a creative and technical field. The coursework in this program covers key concepts in 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, and rigging, visual effects (VFX), game art, and animation. The program’s core emphasis is on the application of design thinking towards the development of motion & mechanics, rendering, user-experience, and compositing. Our majors receive intensive hands-on experience to boost their skill development in preparation for being responsive to industry needs, trends, and standards. Students will acquire a well-rounded education addressing important design principles, theories, and philosophies.  

Part of collaboration with Visual Art on Animation BFA.

 

 

 

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Career Paths

Completion of a 3D Digital Design & VFX degree provides a solid user-experience foundation while allowing for digital media to be created for various output methods. Our students explore 3D modeling & animation, push the boundaries of immersive virtual production, and deliver cutting-edge content.

NKU prepares students for careers in areas such as:

  • 3D Modeling & Visualization
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
  • Digital Design
  • User-experience & Interface Design
  • 3D Animation
  • Game Art

CO-OP OPPORTUNITIES


Whatever your career focus, you can gain valuable on-the-job experience in an internship or co-op arranged through NKU Career Services.


NKU students gain professional experience with area businesses such as General Electric, Tier 1, 84.51º, Possible Worldwide, and Software Architects.


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3D Digital Design & Visual Effects Faculty

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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Sunil Ketty, M.F.A, M.Ed

Assistant Professor, Media Informatics
Director, 3D Digital Design & VFX

GH 412
859-572-7791
kettys1@nku.edu

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FULL-TIME FACULTY

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Nick Brummer, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Practice, 3D Digital Design & VFX

GH 512
859-572-5974
brummern@nku.edu

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PART-TIME FACULTY

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Robert Bodle

Part-Time Faculty
(859) 572-5436
bodler1@nku.edu

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Eric Chatterjee

Part-Time Faculty
(859) 572-5436
chatterjee1@nku.edu

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Phillip duBarry

Part-Time Faculty
(859) 572-5436
dubarryp1@nku.edu

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Shanon Rice

Part-Time Faculty
(859)572-5436
rices9@nku.edu