If you want to work in animation or use 3D in any way, you have to know Maya. Our Maya courses include more than 56 hours of intensive Maya training and integration techniques. Our emphasis on Maya classes improves what is already an incredible Motion Graphic Design and 3D Animation program. Maya is used by some of the top film studios, which are eager for our superbly trained graduates to get out into the professional world.

Motion Graphics Designers with Maya experience are highly sought after, especially with the Video Symphony name behind their training. The software continues to be incredibly powerful and popular, putting 3D animation visual effects workflows.

Students begin their Maya classes by learning the application’s interface and navigation so they can master modeling objects in 3D space. In sequence, students then learn and practice using primitives, surfaces, and curves, followed by animation with kinematics. Beyond this, we also teach integration techniques so students can combine Maya 3D modeling and animation with popular compositing programs such as Adobe After Effects.

With a strong Maya education, a motion graphics designer enjoys dozens of potential and rewarding career opportunities. Pixar, Industrial Light and Magic, and some of the other biggest names in the industry love Autodesk Maya. After we finish with them, so do Video Symphony students. Combined with the rest of our Motion Graphic Design and 3D animation program, it produces hirable graduates.

Why Maya?

Maya is one of the most widely used 3D modeling and animation tools in the entertainment industry. Maya is an end-to-end creative workflow with comprehensive tools for 3D animation, modeling, simulation, visual effects, rendering, match moving, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform. Maya provides CG artists with a unique combination of exceptional power and value.

Maya has contributed to the creation of thousands of popular computer-animated films and non-animated films, including:

  • King Kong
  • Jurassic Park
  • Ice Age
  • Monsters vs. Aliens
  • James Cameron’s Avatar
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

These are just a few of the gems in Maya’s amazing “visual effects crown.” The platform won an Academy Award in 2003 “for scientific and technical achievement.” The Academy attested that Maya was used “on nearly every feature using 3-D computer-generated images.”

If you are interested in a career in 3D animation or motion graphics design, you need to master Maya. The best place to do it is at Video Symphony. We boast a proven record of producing hirable students with incredible training, experience, and connections that lead to incredible careers.

Return to Graphics Program