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Unlocking the Art of Cinematics
Your Path to Animation Brilliance

Explore the art and science of cinematics. Develop characters with depth, design breathtaking landscapes, and bring it all together in a captivating narrative. As you master this craft, you'll be empowered to create animations that resonate with audiences worldwide.

Experience required

Academy Year 2


12 months


14 hours / week


Online with 1 on 1 mentorship



Program overview

Welcome to Academy Year 3, where you'll become a skilled Character, Environment Artist, and Cinematic Creator. You'll start by mastering character design and animation techniques, using industry-standard software.

In the first three months, you'll delve into character design, rigging, and animation, creating lifelike characters ready for cinematic storytelling.

Following that, you'll learn the art of storytelling and environment design in the next three months. You'll sketch scenes, compose environments, and bring them to life using Unreal Engine.

The final five months are dedicated to creating your cinematic masterpiece. You'll integrate characters, environments, and assets to develop your cinematic vision. After refining animations and adding post-production elements, you'll promote your work at international festivals and receive certificates, marking your transition to a successful 3D animation career.

Academy Year 3 propels you from character design to cinematic creation, offering industry-focused skills, promotion opportunities, and career advancement.

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 3
Structure and Format

Module 1

Character Design and Development

In your first month, immerse yourself in the art of character design and development. Explore the fundamentals of creating captivating characters, including anatomy, personality, and uniqueness. Utilize Autodesk Maya, ZBrush, and Substance Painter to sculpt, texture, and refine your characters, setting the foundation for your cinematic journey.


  • Character Design Principles

  • Anatomy Study and Exploration

  • Character Sculpting Techniques in ZBrush

  • Character Texturing and Detailing in Substance Painter

  • Developing Unique Character Personalities

the Perfect Financing Solutions for You

Your creative journey awaits, and we're here to help you make it happen. Explore our flexible financing options designed to support your artistic aspirations. Let nothing hold you back from achieving your dreams.

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!

March 2024

Enrollment for


Up to 36 installments


Price A3



  • 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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