This course gives students experience with 3D computer graphics and 3D animation techniques using Maya software. Students will explore the use of Maya software to create 3D computer images and animation for interactive multimedia, motion graphics, computer games and Web. The students will learn techniques and strategies for creating 3D computer models, and creating 3D animations that illustrate a concept or tell a story. These techniques include 3D modeling, rigging, texturing, animation, rendering. Students will develop projects that demonstrate both creativity and an introductory knowledge of 3D computer graphics.