CPD Credits


Admission requirements are as follows:

New Students

Need to submit an admissions application form, that includes the following:

  • A copy of your identity card or passport

Transfer Students

Transfer students have the exact application requirements as new students, but must also submit the following:

  • A detailed official transcript from a previous academy or university.

To view the list of the accepted academy or university transcripts. Click Here


Students pursuing this program must complete a total of 15 courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 / 4.0 in their major requirements. The program culminates in a capstone project that incorporates the skills acquired during the semesters spent at CineArts Academy. A “C” grade and above on this project is required for graduation. The 15 courses are divided as follows.


Individual courses are the building blocks of each program. Course requirements are structured to ensure that student study encompasses a broad range of topics and approaches, with an appropriate balance maintained among the three curricular components that comprise a liberal arts education: General Education, The Major, and Electives.

Course CodeCourse NamePrerequisiteCreditsType
GDSI 236Packaging DesignNone1LL
GDSI 292Motion Graphics AnimationNone1LL
GDSI 247Digital MediaNone1SS
ANIM 301Intro to 3D AnimationNone1SS
GDSI 218Portfolio DesignNone1LL
GDSI 355TypographyNone1LL
Course CodeCourse NamePrerequisiteCreditsType
CINE 101Cinema EducationNone1SS
GDSI 545Design Studies10 Courses 2AF
GDSI 550Capstone Project 12 Courses 2AF
Course CodeCourse NamePrerequisiteCreditsType
GDSI 373Book DesignGDSI 3551LL
GDSI 205Product BrandingNone1LL
ANIM 279StoryboardingNone1SS
CINE 355PhotographyNone1SS
-Major Elective Course -1-
- FREE Elective Course None1-

The CPD Group is made of up from a wealth of expertise from academics, industry bodies, awarding organizations and companies, employers and individual learners all sharing their expertise within the World of CPD. The main aim of The CPD Group is to review CPD Courses and Activities , processes and criteria, therefore ensuring that all of our accredited activities are robust and of high quality.


Yes! After you finish all of the required courses including the capstone project, you will receive a digital Certificate. If you wish to have a physical copy of the certificate shipped to you, you have to pay for the shipping and printing service.


The 3D Animation & Visual Effects Diploma opens doors to a range of careers in many professional fields. You’ll have the skill set to become a leader within distinct areas of media and entertainment, such as creative management, criticism, development, marketing, regulation and teaching.

Graduates with a CineArts Academy 3D Animation & Visual Effects Diploma have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

  • Production assistant
  • TV director
  • Screenwriter
  • Film Editor
  • Cinematographer
  • Photographer
  • Film Director
  • 3D Animator
  • 3D Modeler
  • Visual Effects Artist


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