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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm

About the Program:

This program trains entry-level professional designers to work in a variety of career areas that include:  3D animation, film & special effects, and video game industries.    Graduates also have employment opportunities flowing from the increased demand for 3D animation, simulation and visualization in the Aerospace, Life-Bio-Health Science, Defense, Tourism, Education, and Information Technology fields.

Students will learn how to create 3D animations, develop characters to imitate life-like movements, and create environments in which characters can simulate life. Students will develop their traditional art skills, including: drawing, painting, sculpting, and graphic design utilizing Photoshop, Maya, and 3ds Max software.

NOTE: In Fall 2009 the 3D Animation degree replaced Digital Game and Simulation Cinematics for Artists degree plan.

Program Brochure


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About the Program Coordinator: Qi Wang

Teaching Philosophy
I believe every student has a potential. As an instructor, I will teach in a way in which students learn, and help each student to reach their full potential. I will encourage students to explore related majors/fields, and to build their career path on their strengths. 

Education and working experience
Master of Computer Science California State University, Northridge
Master of Chemical Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, P.R.C
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, P.R.C

10 plus years of experience as a developer/designer, program coordinator, and educator.


Academic Departments

Program Coordinator

Qi Wang
Phone: (210) 486-4401
Office: MLH-201

Julie Hoshizaki
Phone: (210) 486-4059
Office: MLH-201

Area Contacts

Emily Coppin
Administrative Specialist
Phone: (210) 486-4352
Office: MLH-201

Shierly Rivera
Administrative Associate
Phone: (210) 486-4354
Office: MLH-201

Heather McCreery
Academic Chair, Workforce Programs
Phone: (210) 486-4360
Office: MLH-201A