3D design og spillteknologi, utdanning på Noroff

Professional Degree

3D Art and Games Technology

Study Online or On Campus in Norway

This hands-on education prepares you for a career in the games, animation, visual effects, advertising and visualisation industries. The programme uses the latest technology and working methods to prepare you for the real world.

Online Studies

13 August 2024 More startups

15 October 2024

7 January 2025

11 March 2025

1 year full time | 2 years part time

Full time: NOK 44.000,- per semester
Part time: NOK 22.000,- per semester

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Oslo, Bergen

12 August 2024

1 year full time

NOK 62.000,- per semester
NOK 1.900,- registration fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why Study 3D Art and Games Technology?

You will learn to create content for computer games, animated films and visual effects films. The focus is on practical projects that reflect what you will encounter in the industry. You will learn how to create characters and animate them so that they look believable and real.

On completion of the course, you will be able to work in games, film, advertising and visualisation. Noroff graduates have worked on acclaimed films such as Avengers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Avatar, Harry Potter and James Bond. They have also made their mark in the games industry with games such as Cyberpunk, Star Citizen and Hitman.

Two-year programmes also available

If you want more specialization, you can apply directly to the second year of our two-year programmes in 3D Design and Game Technology - Content Creation or 3D Design and Game Technology - Interactive.

Career Opportunities

After studying 3D Design and Games Technology, you can pursue careers such as:

  • 3D Generalist
  • 3D Asset artist
  • 3D Modelling Artist
  • Texture Artist
  • Animator
  • Lighting Artist
Einar Martinsen

Einar was involved in the creation of Troll, Lord of the Rings, Avengers and Avatar

Programme information

The course starts with modelling simple objects in 3D, then you learn to tell stories through colour and texture. You will gradually develop the skills to create complex 3D products and illustrations by integrating mood, colour, light and shadow.

You'll also learn how to prepare 3D models for motion and then bring them to life using keyframe animation. An introduction to game technology will show you the difference between creating 3D objects for games and movies. You'll then acquire enough basic skills to create your own game in the Unreal game engine.

Noroff is an official academic partner of Epic Games.

Subjects in 3D Art and Games Technology:

  • 3D and Art Fundamentals
  • Modelling
  • Texturing
  • Light and Render
  • Compositing
  • Semester Assignment
  • Sculpting
  • Animation
  • Rigging
  • Asset Creation
  • Game Engine
  • Project Exam
School: Noroff Higher Vocational College (Noroff Fagskole)
Application deadline: Continuous admission. Applications are processed in the order they are submitted.
Language of instruction: English online. Norwegian/English on campus
Accreditations: Approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). Accredited by NOKUT.
Degree: Professional Degree
Credits: 60 ECVET

Hardware and software

We have all the equipment you need on our campuses. If you are studying online or want to be able to work on your assignments at home, we have the following hardware and software requirements:

One of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft® Windows® 11, 10
  • Apple® macOS® 12.x, 11.x, 10.15.x, 10.14.x


  • 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set
  • Apple Mac models with M series chip are supported under Rosetta 2 mode.


  • AMD Radeon Pro/FirePro
  • NVIDIA Geforce RTX/GTX card


  • 8 GB of RAM (16 GB or more recommended)
  • NVIDIA Geforce RTX/GTX card

In addition, it is recommended to purchase a drawing board for digital sculpting. For example:

  • Huion H430P
  • Wacom Intuos Pro
  • XP-Pen Deco


  • Autodesk Maya 2023 (Free student license)
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • DaVinci Resolve (Free)
  • Nuke (Free student license)
  • Substance Painter (Free student license)
  • Unreal Engine 5 (Free)
  • Zbrush

Noroff has ongoing admissions, and applications are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can secure a study place.

To qualify for the program, you must have general study competence or vocational education with a professional certificate. It is also possible to apply based on recognized prior learning.

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Please use this website where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

You can read more about admission requirements here.

All our study programs are approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). You can apply to the Loan Fund for basic support (loan and grant; NOK 137,907) and tuition fees (NOK 74,366).

As an adult student, you can receive loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. This also applies if you work while studying.

As a main rule, you must be a Norwegian citizen to receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Fund. However, foreign citizens may also be entitled to financial support. Check here to see if you are eligible.

You can read more about payment, loans, and grants here. 

Bachelor's Degree Abroad

If you complete this programme and the second year of Content Creation or Interactive, you can continue abroad for a third year and gain a Bachelor's degree. Our international partners are Teesside University and Solent University in the UK and Deakin University in Australia. This option is also available to online students.

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