3D design og spillteknologi - Innholdsutvikling

Higher Professional Degree

3D Art and Games Technology - Content Creation

Study Online or On Campus in Norway

This programme gives you the skills to create the visual elements we see on the screen, such as characters and environments in games and films. The need to produce 3D content with high artistic standards is a requirement in many different industries.

Online Studies

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7 January 2025

11 March 2025

2 year full time | 4 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

2 years full time

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

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why Study 3D Design and Games Technology - Content Creation?

During the programme you will learn to use the latest software and technology, such as the Houdini animation software. You will gain the knowledge to master photogrammetry while gaining valuable experience with 3D graphics and 3D environments. You will also develop skills in procedural software and techniques.

When you graduate, you'll have an impressive portfolio to help you land the job of your dreams. In addition, the use of exciting technologies such as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality is growing across a range of industries. Having a basic knowledge and practical experience of how this technology works is a huge asset to a 3D designer's CV.

One-year programme also available

The first year of this two-year programme is the same as the one-year programme in 3D Design and Games Technology. However, you can apply directly to this two-year programme and secure your place for two years.

Career Opportunities

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

  • 3D Generalist
  • 3D Asset artist
  • 3D Modelling Artist
  • Texture Artist
  • Animator
  • Lighting Artist
  • Character Artist
  • Environment Artist
  • Technical Artist
  • FX Animator
Einar Martinsen

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

Programme information

In the first year, you will learn to plan 3D projects and build, colour and light simple 3D models. Eventually, you'll be able to create and deliver advanced 3D products while developing systems to animate objects. You'll also receive a thorough introduction to game technology, content production and professional working practices.

In your second year, you'll choose a direction in which to specialise, with guidance from your subject tutors. You have the opportunity to specialise in many different areas, such as modelling, virtual or augmented reality and special effects for games. The programme culminates in a major project and a portfolio with which you can present yourself on the job market.

Noroff is an official academic partner of Epic Games.

First year:

  • 3D and Art Fundamentals
  • Modelling
  • Texturing
  • Light and Render
  • Compositing
  • Semester Assignment
  • Sculpting
  • Animation
  • Rigging
  • Asset Creation
  • Game Engine
  • Project Exam

Second year:

  • Extended Reality
  • Procedural Asset Creation
  • Procedural Animation
  • Content Creation 1
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Content Creation 2
  • Project Exam
  • Portfolio
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: Higher Professional Degree
Credits: 120 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 kort


  • 8 GB of RAM (16 GB or more recommended)

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 (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

After two years at Noroff, it is possible to study 3D Art and Games Technology for a third year - abroad - and obtain 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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