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Course details

About the course:

Is this course for me?
We are looking for applicants with a passion for digital visual arts and in particular those which make use of 3D. Your background may be in traditional art, graphics, animation, interactive media or even computer science. You will have a digital portfolio that reflects your interests. This is a course where you will learn a broad range of digital techniques commonly used in the visual effects, animation and games industries amongst others. Most of the work you will do will be in 3D.
Understanding digital techniques

Why Shang Tao?
Using our own extensive industry experience, our wide range of contacts and our academic expertise we have developed a course that delivers a balance of creativity, technical skills and contextual knowledge. This is all designed to position you for the next step in your career. At Shang Tao you will be taught by a talented lecturing team comprised of practicing experts and academics. You will be able to take advantage of our modern facilities with access to leading hardware and software.

Cutting edge facilities

Shang Tao is one of the best-equipped learning environments for anybody seeking a career in animation or visual effects.

We have sophisticated computer labs, recording studios, fully equipped library, a state-of-the art green screen facility; we were the first college in East Africa to have a green screen set.

You will be taught and have access to a range of mainstream software. If you can combine the learning we offer with passion, hard work and determination you will have a fantastic opportunity to develop a demo reel that will enable you to break into one of the most fascinating and current industries the Kenya has to offer.

The library service is here to offer students a wide range of learning resources including:

• full text online and print journals
• print and e-books
• The Shang Tao Knowledge Archive - a digital repository of research output from Shang Tao.
On our Nairobi Campus the library is situated in the impressive Gateway building located on the entire Mezzanine Floor, offering Wi-Fi and computer access, flexible study areas and generous opening hours.

Collaboration Opportunities

You'll have opportunity to work with students from other production courses on briefs. This could involve working with students from a range of courses including film makers, sound designers, Video Editors, Mass comm. You will have the opportunity to build lasting and potentially valuable relationships with other graduates who will also go on to work in the media industry.

A local Industry… On Our Doorstep

Many of the leading media houses/ studios are located in Nairobi and its surrounding town; some are only 15 minutes walk from Shang Tao. We provide opportunities for internships and visits and you will be able to meet animators, modellers, riggers and visual effects artists who deliver guest lectures.

• Video Production (VFX)
•Film Production
• Music Production
• TV / Motion Graphics
• Photography
• Camera & Lighting for Video
• Graphic Design

Computer graphics
• Video production
• Music / sound production
• Motion graphics
• compositing

3D Animation Fee structure
3D Animation Brochure