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Bachelor in 3D Design

Algebra University College
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus

About this program

Bachelor in 3D Design

Starting September 2022, students who successfully complete their undergraduate studies will receive dual degrees awarded by Algebra University College and Goldsmiths, University of London.

The 3D Design program equips you with the knowledge needed to become a contemporary artist ready to work in the film, television and computer games industries. You will acquire fundamental skills of drawing and visual thinking and gain an understanding of composition, visual space, color and lighting.

On top of this traditional knowledge base, you will acquire the knowledge of digital sculpture, 3D visualization, animation and digital design. During your studies, you will unlock your creative potential in modern technology by creating realistic and imaginary characters and objects in line with emerging trends in real business environments. Throughout the three-year program, you will learn to express yourself and create in a virtual world, and have a chance to prepare a portfolio that will be a stepping stone to your further career.

We will prepare you to become an expert in creating various aspects of virtual worlds. From conceptualizing characters, objects and environments, to specialized animation and visualization 3D Design using the latest technology, you will learn to create in a virtual environment, and use your creations in a variety of real and virtual scenarios. Depending on your preferences, you will be able to further specialize in concept art, digital sculpture and 3D shaping, animation, film and video, as well creative process analysis and artistic direction.

Admission requirements

All candidates who have completed secondary school have right to enrol. Candidates who have completed secondary school outside the Republic of Croatia will have to submit a formal decision issued by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports on the foreign educational qualification recognition.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First year

Semester 1

  • Drawing 1 - Drawing Techniques
  • English Language 1
  • Computer Science
  • Marketing
  • History of Visual Communications Design
  • Psychology of market communication
  • Team Work and Conflict Management
  • Visual Design 1 - Basic Elements and Principles

Semester 2

  • Drawing 2 - Drawing techniques
  • English Language 2
  • Creative Process
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital forms design
  • Entrepreneurship in Market Communications
  • Typography 1
  • Introduction to 3D Design

Second year

Semester 3

  • Drawing 3 - Art Structures
  • Photography 1
  • Organic Form Design
  • Photographic Content Design
  • Basics of Animation
  • Light and Color
  • Typography 2
  • Introduction to Video Production

Semester 4

  • Character Animation
  • Drawing 4 - Art Structures
  • Photography 2
  • Body Mechanics
  • Hard-surface modelling
  • Internship
  • Contemporary Society
  • Conceptual illustration 1
  • Video Production

Third year

Semester 5

  • 3D Lighting and Rendering
  • Rigging for animation
  • Culture and aesthetics
  • Public Visual Communications Design
  • Plastic Anatomy
  • Texturing
  • Art direction 1
  • Conceptual illustration 2
  • Video postproduction

Semester 6

  • Comparative Anatomy
  • The Principles of Character Conceptualization
  • Spatial visual communications design
  • Portfolio
  • Art direction 2
  • Final Thesis
  • Animated Graphics
  • Research Draft

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The academic intake for Algebra University College takes place annually in late September/early October.


For more information about pricing and tuition fee, please visit the university website.


ECTS points: 180

Title acquired:

Algebra University College title: bacc. art. Bachelor of Market Communication Design

Goldsmiths, University of London title: BA in Design (3D Design)

Certifications obtained during studies

  • ECDL Standard
  • Adobe Certified Associate - Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate - Illustrator

General learning putcomes

  • Create their own visual communications solutions that demonstrate a thorough understanding of the field and methodologies of visual composition, perspective, space, boundaries, shapes, tone, color, golden reels and various influences from the art history
  • Design and contemplate compositional elements (line, point, circle, square) and elements of visual formative language (illustrations, drawings, typography, photographs)
  • Meaningful use of the basic methods of marketing communications, creative linguistic expression and the use of visual communications strategies in the creative industries
  • Create the concept of portraits, figures, nude art and objects reflecting good understanding of the methodology of visual design using different art mediums based on design theory and conceptual visual method
  • Evaluate and analyze complex field-specific problems by using fundamental marketing concepts, marketing communications psychology and consumer behavior

Career paths

  • Digital Designer
  • 3D Models and Forms Designer
  • 3D Animator
  • Creative Projects Manager

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Algebra University College

Algebra University College was established in 2008 as a private not-for-profit higher education institution and soon after became recognized as a part of the official Croatian higher education system through the process of initial accreditation. The founder of Algebra University...

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Why study at Algebra University College

Would you describe yourself as creative, curious and open-minded?

If your answer is yes to any of the above, then Algebra University College is the right choice for you!

Digital technologies represent the fastest growing area of the IT industry, one that records a strong growth in revenue and number of employees in Croatia and the world. In other words, by choosing a career in the propulsive and growing digital industry, you are guaranteed to have a head start.

Our study programs are focused on the acquisition of practical and applicable knowledge required by the IT industry. The acquired knowledge is additionally confirmed by international IT certification programs provided by our University College, ensuring maximum visibility and employability for each alumni.

We continually improve our educational programs and teaching approach in line with the labor market requirements, technological trends and the needs of the future. The inexhaustible pace that we have set for ourselves has made Algebra University College a top professional higher education institution unsurpassed in the Croatian educational system. At the end of the day, it does make a difference which career you choose and where you forge it.

Therefore, allow us to take you towards the digital future.

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Algebra University College

Gradiscanska 24
10000 Zagreb

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