1-Year Certificate Program : 1030 Hours

Animation/ Visual fx/ Interactive Content (AVEI)

What is AVEI?

Animation, Visual Effects and Interactive Content (AVEI), is an accelerated technical certificate for commercial artists in 3D Animation and Visual Effects.

One Year Certificate Program

DMI’s AVEI program is a one-year, full-time program that teaches students to create advanced content, including 3D and 2D graphics. DMI offers AVEI on-campus as well as fully online.

Industry-veteran instructors teach 3D Modeling, Texturing, Animation, Motion Capture, Digital Cinema, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Content, Digital Compositing, and Editing on the same technology used by major studios. Students at DMI find career paths in Digital Content for Film, Television, Video Game Content and more.

How do the AVEI 2D & 3D terms work?

2D Term Components:

  • Compositing  
  • Rotoscoping
  • Match Moving
  • 3D Integration
  • Final 2D Project

3D Term Components:

  • 3D Modeling
  • Lighting
  • Game Assets
  • Animation
  • Motion Capture
  • Final 3D Project

** Each final project is six weeks and 150 hours. Students team up to make a short film utilizing a workflow that simulates a studio environment.

When Can I Start?

The AVEI program starts August 23. Class is held 9AM to 3PM, Monday through Friday, for both in-class and virtual students. Attendance is essential to course completion. At the end of course, students will produce a demo reel, as well as group projects to showcase their skills for prospective employers.

This is a 12-month course held 9AM – 3PM, Monday through Friday.

It is divided into 2 terms:

  • 2D Components
  • 3D Components

Attendance is essential to course completion. Throughout the course, students an individual demo reel representing their skills in various VFX tasks. Group projects will also showcase their skills for prospective employers. 

  • AVEI Classes have 2 enrollment periods in August and January. 
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  • Compositing (2D and 3D Methods)
  • Rotoscoping (Best Practices)
  • Matchmoving (2D and 3D Camera and Object Tracking)
  • Keying (Blue/Green Screen)
  • Production Principles
  • 3D Integration
    • Motion Graphics
    • Design Principles
    • Color Principles
    • Animatics
    • Final Group Project
    • Collaboration
  • 3D Modeling
    • Hard-Surface, Sculpting, and UV Flow
  • Game Assets
    • Integration and Optimization
  • Lighting
    • Environment and Traditional Photographic Techniques
  • Texturing
    • Utilizing Physically Based Rendering and Procedural
  • Character Design
  • Storyboarding
  • Animation
  • Motion Capture
  • Final Group Project Collaboration
    • Emphasized Throughout the Term

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