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Kickstart your career as a 3D Digital Artist and dive into the world of gaming & video production from August 2024
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Designed to develop your skillset for a successful career in VFX, games, animation, and new media, our programme combines practical hands-on training with a solid theoretical foundation and one-on-one mentorship.


We have a strategic collaboration with Abertay University, allowing you to achieve their accredited Bachelor of Honours in 3D Digital Arts upon passing your exams at CADA.


  • 3,5-Year Programme
  • BA Hons Degree from Abertay University
  • Industry-Experienced Instructors



CADA's 3D Digital Artist Programme is meticulously crafted for creative minds who envision a career in the digital visual industry.


Whether you're a budding artist with a passion for 3D, animation, and CGI, a tech enthusiast eager to delve into the world of game and film production, or an aspiring professional seeking to refine and elevate your skills in digital arts, this programme is your gateway.


Here, at CADA, we welcome students from diverse backgrounds, fostering an inclusive environment where each student's unique creative journey is valued and nurtured.



Hear from our students what studying at CADA is like. Get a good sense of the student life and learn more about our education.


Dual Enrolment,
Single Commitment

When you enrol in CADA's programme, you can become a part of Abertay University's accredited degree program. This means you get the best of both worlds: the flexibility and convenience of studying at CADA and the prestige of an internationally recognised degree from Abertay University.

Semester Overview

Here you can find a brief overview of the education and the semesters. You can click into each semester to learn more about them.

Foundation theory and practice


The students will be introduced to the fundamental subjects within 3D pipeline such as modelling, texturing, lighting, simulation, rigging, simple animation, rendering, as well as pre and postproduction. There are no exams in the 1st semester.

Topics covered
  • 3D Basics
  • Modelling I
  • Modelling II
  • Style Matching
  • Game Character

As part of the above-mentioned topics the following will be covered:

  • Pipeline Literacy
  • Productivity Literacy
  • Technical Literacy
  • Visual Literacy
  • Concept and Editorial Literacy

Character animation and production

The students will be introduced to the fundamental subjects associated with producing 3D for narrative formats such as game worlds and animation short films. The semester is structured around project-oriented work.

Topics covered
  • Animation I
  • World Creation
  • Environmental LookDev 
  • Short Film
  • Exam Prep

As part of the above-mentioned subjects the following will be covered:

  • Concept and Editorial Literacy
  • Game Literacy
  • Cinematography Literacy

Mastering Theory and Practice I

The students will be advancing their knowledge in several specialised areas. Focus is on individual assignments.

Topics covered
  • Visual Understanding
  • Rigging II
  • Animation II
  • Hair and Fur
  • Procedural
  • Shading, lighting, and Rendering
  • XR production

Mastering Theory and Practice II

The students will be advancing their knowledge in several specialized areas. Focus will be shifting between individual assignments and project-oriented work. In the end of the semester, the student will take on a 3-week individual project.

Topics covered
  • Sculpting
  • Shading, lighting, and rendering II
  • Virtual Production I
  • Film production
  • Individual project

Game production

The students will expand their knowledge of game production through project-oriented work in collaboration with external partners, e.g. DADIU, The Danish Film School or Aalborg University. Subjects covered through the semester includes game pipeline, game production methodology, iterative and collaborative processes, game art and technology.

Topics covered
  • Game production


The students will explore a subject of their own choice throughout the semester in the framework of a thesis project. The project consists of a practical hand-in, a written hand-in and an oral defence.

Topics covered
  • Thesis project
3D Essentials


The students will intern in one or more relevant companies, enabling the student to apply his or hers skills in a professional environment. The semester is concluded with a hand-in of a showreel demonstrating the students work.

Topics covered
  • Internship

Learn from the masters

Industry Professionals as Guest Teachers. Meet a few of the expert guest teachers you'll be learning from at CADA.
Guest lecturers are an integral part of learning at CADA to keep us at the forefront of industry standards. We continuously update our selection of guest lecturers to ensure our knowledge and expertise is up to date.
Thomas Rodeschini

Thomas Rodeschini

Effects Technical Director

Jean Christophe

Jean Christophe

Senior Character Rigger

Michael Easton

Michael Easton

Lead Animator

Daniele Danko Angelozzi

Daniele Angelozzi

Lead Sculptor

Kim Hagen

Kim Hagen

Film Director

Meet our people

This is your future career as a 3D Digital Artist. What does a digital artist do? Join us for a range of videos and interviews giving you an knowledge about our education

Career opportunities
and how the industry is developing

Hear from CADA graduate Rasmus Rolfshøj, who works at IO Interactive as a technical artist

What the social life at CADA is like

Students talking about how they finance the education

Advice for when you’re considering applying or preparing your application

Here’s how our students prepared their portfolio


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the tuition fee for 3D Digital Artist?

Tuition Fees and Payment Plans

At CADA, we offer a manageable payment plan for your tuition fees:

  • For enrolment exclusively at CADA, the total tuition fee of 366,950 DKK (49,500 EUR) is spread over 41 monthly instalments, amounting to about 8,950 DKK (1,210 EUR) per month.
  • If you choose to enrol at both CADA and Abertay University, the total fee of 387,450 DKK (52,500 EUR) is also divided into 41 instalments, with each month costing 9,450 DKK (1,280 EUR).

This structured payment plan is designed to make the financial aspects of your education journey more accessible and manageable.

Are there any financial aid options available?

Yes! Our 3D Digital Artist education is approved by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science, enabling our students to apply for the SU (state-funded student grant).


SU Income Rates and Financial Support Options


SU and SU-Supplement: As a private education provider, our students commonly utilise the SU and the available SU-supplement to cover a significant portion of their tuition fees. Learn more about the SU-supplement here.


SU Rates:

  • For students living independently: 6.820 DKK per month.
  • For students residing with their parents: Between 1.060 – 2.940 DKK per month, varying based on family income.
  • SU-supplement: Up to 2.662 DKK per month, specific to private education.

In total you can get up to 9.482 DKK in SU.


SU-Loan: Additionally, students may opt for an SU-loan of 3,489 DKK per month to further assist with expenses.


Please note, the SU rates mentioned are as of 2024 and subject to change.

How do I reserve my spot in the education?

Upon successful submission of your application and acceptance into the education programme, a non-refundable registration fee of 5,000 DKK (675 EUR) is required to secure your place. This fee will guarantee your spot and ensure your enrolment.

Can I apply if I'm an international student?

Yes, international students are warmly welcomed at our institution.


Please note, international students must secure permanent residency in Denmark on their own, as our status as a private institution limits our capacity to assist in this process. This requirement is particularly pertinent for non-EU residents.

Is there an application deadline for the programme?

We have a rolling admissions policy for our program, without a fixed application deadline. We advise submitting your application promptly once you decide to join, as enrolment is on a first-come, first-served basis among qualified candidates.

Are there any age limits for students wishing to enrol in CADA's programs?

Our programmes, including the 3D Digital Artist education, have no age restrictions. Whether you're just starting your artistic journey or looking to enhance your skills later in life, we welcome students of all ages who are passionate about CGI, Digital Arts, and 3D.

Send us your application

Send your application for the 3D Digital Artist Education by filling the form below.

Contact our Student Counsellor

Contact us with your questions or book a meeting with our student counsellor.


Phone: +45 70 27 77 87
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00 CET 

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