3D Modeling & Simulation
For students with a love of art and computers, Enterprise State Community College’s 3D modeling and simulation program provides the opportunity to combine these two passions into a career field with endless possibilities.
3D modeling and simulation skills are in demand by the military, video game developers, drafting and design firms, medical companies, and a variety of other industries. In ESCC’s 3D modeling and simulation program, students learn the fundamentals of producing 3D images used in modeling and simulation environments. Students receive hands-on training in AutoCad and other software commonly used in the industry and receive mentoring and support from experienced professionals.
Students can complete a short-term certificate program in less than a year, or they can go on to obtain an associate’s degree from the college. ESCC’s programs give students the skills they need to enter one of the many exciting career fields open to 3D modelers, including work as multimedia artists and animators, advertising and public relations animators, video game designers, and much more. ESCC’s programs also build a firm foundation for students who wish to pursue further training at a four-year university.
Salaries for individuals who work in 3D modeling can vary depending on their specialization. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, multimedia artists and animators earn a median wage of around $61,370. Animators working in computer systems design earn a median wage of $58,950. Career prospects are good across the various fields 3D modelers work in, with a 6 percent growth rate in available jobs predicted for multimedia artists and animators over the next decade.