Digital Sculpting with Pixologic ZBrush has become the industry standard for creating state of the art visuals for film, television and games alike. It is also the go-to software for any kind of 3D printing, rapid prototyping and other elaborate digital design.
The Zbrush uses a pressure-sensitive tablet to create digital sculptures and drawings using traditional sculpting and drawing techniques. This allows the user unparalleled freedom to create rich and highly detailed digital models.
In this course, students will be introduced to the Zbrush user interface and the most commonly used digital sculpting tools and practices. Starting with the fundamentals, students will begin using the Zbrush to create basic shapes and a simple characters. Over 3 weeks, students will explore more techniques and tools to add more complexity and realism to the characters and busts you will be creating.
At the completion of the course, each of the students will have their sculpture printed so that this can be added to their portfolio
Intended Learning Outcomes & Additional Course Information
After successfully completing this short course, participants will have gained the following skills and knowledge
- Define and differentiate various sculpting tools and their uses
- Elaborate and formulate a specific methodology of creating digital sculptural forms considering the style, motive, and context
- Create own sculptural forms by looking at references and a live model
- Create own 2D imagery (renders) from one’s own sculptures
- Class participation 40%
- Weekly project assignments: 30%
- Portfolio of finished projects: 30%
University & Faculty
Algebra University College is the flagship of the largest private educational organization in Republic of Croatia and the region (Algebra group), present today in more than 20 cities across Croatia.
Founded in 1998, they educate around 20,000 students annually, through various seminars and short educational programs in adult education, while in higher education they enrol more than 300 new students each year.
The quality of Algebra has been recognized by their students as well as by all major software manufacturers and has been attested by the implementation of the ISO 9001:2000 certification which was introduced back in 2004.
Zagreb is not only the capital city of Croatia but it is also the cultural and economic centre It is a bustling city with the whole package – culture, arts, music, architecture, and of course amazing food. The city itself is one of the more unique places in Europe with heavy influences from the East, West and Ottoman Empire. Zagreb is also known for its quirky museums our favourite is the ‘Museum of Broken Relationships’.
Students will stay in 2-person shared rooms with fellow students of the same sex.
Students can upgrade to a private accommodation upon request for an additional fee
Your room will include:
- 24-Hour Reception
- CCTV on the floors and in common areas
- Communal Kitchen
- Shared Bathrooms
- Lockers & Storage Facilities
- Spring & Summer outdoor terrace
Social and Cultural Program
– Krka National Park
– Quirky Museums
– Zagreb walking tour
– Šibenik walking tour
Students will be provided with lunch on weekdays during the program
Croatian Language and Culture Workshop
The Croatian language and culture workshop is a fun introduction to the Croatian language and Croatian history. This course will include lessons on speaking, reading and writing in Croatian and will give you insight into relevant factors of the Croatian cultural identity.
Access and Disability Support
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Step 2: Phone Interview
Phone interviews are usually about 15 minutes and give us a chance to talk to you about your program choice, make sure all the information we have is correct, and talk you through the rest of the application process.
Step 3: Finalising your application
Once you have completed YMCA Global Study will send you an email with instructions detailing how to finalise your application.
Step 4: Receive your acceptance pack
Once your application has been approved YMCA Global Study will send you an ‘Acceptance pack’. This pack will include important documents such as a course syllabus, acceptance letter from your Host University and advice on how to apply for credit with your home university, the pack may also include information on any funding specific to your university.
Step 5: Apply for credit and funding (if applicable)
Now you are ready to apply for credit and funding (woohoo!) – all the information you need will be in your acceptance pack
Step 6: Pay your deposit and confirm your place
Once you have paid your deposit your place on the program confirmed.
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