M3DS Academy is an Autodesk Authorized Training Center for visual arts. M3DS Academy offers a variety of educational options to the students, that want to be included in the creative industry. Through our courses we develop professional 3D artists which earn international certification, with developed portfolio and professional career development.
M3DS Academy is located in the capital Skopje in Macedonia. We are located in a business building of 300 square meters. We have equipped two large classrooms with appropriate computer configuration, mouse, keyboard, and graphics tablets. We also have a workshop room with fifteen 3D printers, which students can use in training, or to make their final projects.
We are very lucky to work with a team that is always eager for more and always discusses together the innovations in the world related to the visual arts. Apart from the mutual cooperation of the colleagues, we always try to create conditions for progress, through advanced seminars, webinars, and conferences, as well as establishing cooperation with the staff of the companies, that we have collaboration with.
From our alumni students, we can proudly point out that about 60 percent are already employed in some of the local studios with which we have cooperation, or work abroad, in a foreign company, according to their certification, or they even opened their own businesses.
The main software we teach is Autodesk Maya because M3DS Academy is a licensed Autodesk training center. But other software such as ZBrush, Adobe Substance, Unreal Engine, Xsens, and others are also taught to make students' knowledge complete.
For each student, we have provided a workstation, a suitable desktop computer, keyboard, mouse, and of course a graphics tablet. Students also have access to 3D printers within the academy, 3D printers with resin (liquid material), and 3D pens. One of the best technologies we have enabled our students to work with is the Xsens animation suit. Connected to other software, this is a truly unique experience for students at M3DS Academy.
Take a look at some of the traditional and digital artwork M3DS Academy students produce during their education.
•Ilche Pejovski - 3D artist, Cylindo
I am very pleased with the M3DS Academy and the knowledge they have provided. Each exercise was practical and I think that way we immediately get exactly what we need to immediately prepare our portfolio and be competitive. I started working at Cylindo before I finished my studies, so I studied and worked in parallel. Really wonderful experience.
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The students in our Academy are divided into smaller groups of up to 10 students. Working in small groups allows the instructors to be dedicated enough to each student and to transfer the necessary knowledge. We also have official online groups, for those students who are not able to come to our academy every day, or it is simply easier for them to study that way. Depending on the course they are enrolled in, students come to their schedule 3-4 times a week, and sometimes more often, especially when preparing their final project for their portfolio.
Following studios hire our graduates: M3DS Academy has established collaborations with many world studios, such as Pixar, DreamWorks, Disney, SonyPictures, etc. because of our M3Conference for computer graphics and animation, which is the first such conference in our area. However, when it comes to recruitment, we have established the best collaboration with our local studios and companies (in Macedonia) that need this type of artist. Among them, we would include Vertigo Visuals, Cylindo, Lynx Animations ...
One thing that we think makes us stand out a lot more than other educational centers and academies, is that our curriculum is designed as a large pipeline for work, which is most common in the real world and is often used in companies. Although during the courses the students learn and work in different software, we not only teach them the necessary tools, but also explain to them practically how to connect the knowledge between all the software, creating really wonderful works of art. The support, motivation, and encouragement of the instructors for progress are also crucial in the whole process.
The Academy Year is a 12-month program that allows you to gain quality knowledge and skills and become a professional certified 3D artist. The Academy Year is organized in a way that students will master a number of programs for 3D modeling, animation, texturing, video game creation, short animated film, work with motion capture suits, and much more. All this through practical exercises, examples, and final projects. During the Academy year, the student will have the chance to learn the whole pipeline of the film and game industry as well pushing the students to their maximum limits of creation. M3DS academy is recognizable by investing all of the resources and knowledge in their students.
- Duration: 12 months
- Pricing Details: 3690 euros
- Intake Dates: first enrollments - September, second enrollments February
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