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Discover how to

create the games

that you love playing


Experience required



12 months


14 hours / week


Online with 1 on 1 mentorship



Program overview

Are you passionate about venturing into the dynamic world of 3D artistry? Look no further than Academy Year 1, our immersive 12-month program meticulously designed to equip you with the expertise and capabilities required to thrive as a certified freelance 3D artist.

Throughout this transformative program, you'll delve deep into the realm of 3D modeling, animation, sculpting, texturing, and much more, honing your craft through practical exercises, real-world examples, and impactful final projects. Guided by industry experts, you'll master the very software and tools employed by seasoned professionals, ensuring that you stay at the forefront of industry trends and technologies.

By enrolling in Academy Year 1, you'll not only gain hands-on experience with indispensable software but also cultivate the confidence that comes from knowing you're acquiring skills that are not just relevant but also cutting-edge. Upon graduation, the door to a remote freelance career in diverse sectors, including game development, film production, product design, 3D printing, and fashion, will swing open. Many of our accomplished alumni have achieved remarkable success on renowned freelance platforms such as Upwork and Fiverr.

For those seeking a truly comprehensive education, we strongly recommend completing both Academy Year 1 and Academy Year 2. This dual-pronged approach enriches your skill set and elevates the quality of your portfolio, opening doors to more substantial projects and unparalleled success. Explore our program's structure and take the first step toward realizing your dream of becoming a highly sought-after freelance 3D artist today. Your journey begins here.

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community driven

Where you'll have the opportunity to interact with all the students enrolled in any academic course

Unlimited access

to classes 24/7, indefinitely.


Assignments with references

bonus classes

For further advancement


on Discord at any time Mon-Friday

Academy Year 1
Structure and Format

Module 1

The Foundation

In the inaugural month, we lay the foundation of your 3D adventure. It begins with an exploration of basic modeling, sculpting, and rendering techniques in industry-standard software like Maya and Zbrush. These skills will form the cornerstone of your journey. As you delve into the intricate world of 3D, you'll discover that every polygon, every brushstroke, and every rendering is a brushstroke on the canvas of imagination.


  • Introduction to Maya

  • Basic Modeling Techniques

  • Shading and Rendering

  •  Introduction to Zbrush

  • Basic Sculpting Techniques

  • Rendering


Many artists in the 3D learning journey often struggle with where to start and which software to focus on, which can lead to losing their passion for this creative industry. This can result in taking courses that do not cater to their individual needs, leading to confusion and a lack of direction. At M3DS Academy, we understand the importance of structured programs in achieving success. Our structure programs provide a solid foundation that leads to success stories.
As evidence of our success, we are proud to be ranked among the
Top 50 Creative Media and Entertainment Schools and Colleges worldwide in 2022 based on our students' portfolios. Join us, and let us guide you on your journey to success in 3D learning.

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the Perfect Financing Solutions for You

Financial constraints should never hinder your access to our academy. Select a payment plan that aligns with your needs.

Enjoy the flexibility of spreading your payments over a maximum of 12 monthly installments without any additional fees.




Begin your journey to further upskilling
and secure your spot today!

August 2024

Enrollment for


Up to 12 installments





  • What educational format does M3DS Academy provide?
    At M3DS Academy, we exclusively offer a self-paced learning format. This means that students have the flexibility to access our comprehensive courses and resources at their own convenience, anytime and anywhere. You can learn and progress through our programs without the constraints of fixed schedules, allowing you to tailor your education to your individual needs. Our self-paced format empowers you to take control of your learning journey in the exciting world of digital creativity. What Are the Primary Advantages of Self-Paced Learning with One-on-One Mentorship? With our self-paced learning approach complemented by one-on-one mentorship, you can ensure you never miss a class. In traditional settings, students who miss classes often experience a performance gap due to the industry-standard nature of our program. We believe that consistent and flexible learning is the key to a comprehensive educational experience.
  • What software does M3DS Academy teach?
    We offer cutting-edge education in industry-standard software, ensuring that our students are equipped with the latest skills and tools required to thrive in the digital arts and 3D industries. Our comprehensive curriculum covers a range of software, including Autodesk Maya, Zbrush, Unreal Engine 5, and Substance Painter. This extensive training allows our students to stay at the forefront of technological advancements and industry trends, giving them a competitive edge as they embark on their careers in the world of 3D and Games.
  • Is there an option to join the Academic program independently?
    Yes, there is an option to join the Academy program independently. Each year of the academy has specific requirements and is tailored to different levels of experience: Academy Year 1: Ideal for individuals with no prior experience or 1-2 years of experience in the industry. This year serves as a strong foundation for building essential skills. Academy Year 2: Open to students who have successfully completed Academy Year 1, regardless of their prior experience in the creative industry. This year focuses on honing industry-standard skills, ensuring students develop a world-class portfolio. Academy Year 3: Designed for students who have graduated from Academy Year 2 or have a minimum of 2 years of industry experience. Year 3 is centered around creating short 3D animation films (cinematics), and an interview with the M3DS Academy team is required for admission. Academy Year 4: Available for graduates of Academy Year 3 or individuals with advanced knowledge in Unreal Engine. Year 4 delves into advanced game development using Unreal Engine. These options allow individuals to tailor their education to their specific needs and experience levels within the creative industry.
  • Will I receive a certificate or diploma after completing the academy?
    Upon successfully completing our academic programs, you will be awarded: Three internationally recognized certificates from Autodesk USA. Four diplomas from M3DS Academy, signifying your industry-standard knowledge and eligibility to work in the field. Epic Games credentials for Unreal Engine proficiency. Eligibility to apply for becoming an Authorized Training Instructor for Epic Games. These credentials and certifications not only acknowledge your expertise but also open up exciting opportunities in the creative industry.
  • How much one-on-one mentorship time will I receive?
    You will receive one-on-one mentorship throughout the entire working week, from Monday to Friday, utilizing both screen sharing and text formats. Additionally, every step of your tasks and portfolio will be reviewed by our instructors on a regular basis to provide you with timely feedback and guidance, ensuring your continuous growth and progress.
  • What are the qualification requirements?
    To be eligible for our program, you will need a PC or MAC with at least an i5 processor, 8 to 16 GB RAM, and 4GB VRAM on your graphics card. Additionally, a graphics tablet is required to achieve the artistic value of professional lines and textures on your portfolio. It is important to note that all classes are conducted in English. Basic computer skills are required, as well as a passion and motivation to learn. We will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the program.
  • What are the payment options?
    At M3DS Academy, we prioritize flexibility and affordability for our students. You have the following payment options: Monthly Installments: You can choose to pay for our academic programs in convenient monthly installments, spread over up to 48 months. This option makes it easier for you to manage your finances while investing in your education. One-time Payment Discount: Alternatively, if you prefer to pay for the academic programs in a single payment, we offer a 10% discount. This discount rewards your commitment and simplifies your payment process. Rest assured, we do not charge any interest or hide any additional costs. Our aim is to provide transparent and accessible education options.
  • Will I really get a job offer after finishing the 4 year Academic program?
    Yes, at M3DS Academy, we are committed to your success. Upon completion of the 4-year Academic program, you'll have the opportunity to embark on a part-time job related to your specialized area of expertise, allowing you to work on projects you're passionate about. If you demonstrate exceptional dedication and effort, there's even the possibility of transitioning to a full-time position within our team. The work you create during your academic journey will serve as a valuable addition to your portfolio, further enhancing your career prospects in the industry. We're here to support your journey to becoming a successful 3D artist or game developer.
  • What are the next steps when I sign up?
    Once you've successfully enrolled in Academic Programs, our streamlined process ensures you're well-prepared for your educational journey: Confirmation Email: Shortly after enrollment, you'll receive a confirmation email from M3DS Academy. Information Gathering: Our dedicated team will then reach out to you to collect essential details, including your Discord ID and email address. Private Discord Channel: A personalized private Discord channel will be established exclusively for you. This channel serves as a direct line of communication with our team and instructors. Assigned Instructors: You'll be assigned a team of seven skilled instructors who will be readily available to support and guide you throughout your learning experience. Interview with CEO: As part of our commitment to your success, you'll have the opportunity to engage in an interview with the CEO of M3DS Academy. During this discussion, you can share your aspirations and goals, and together, we'll craft a tailored strategy to help you achieve your dreams. We ensure that your onboarding experience is smooth and personalized to set you on the path to becoming a successful 3D artist or game developer. Schedule a call

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