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ID3D Fast Track

Interactive and 3D 'Fast Track'

Earn your Interactive, Digital  and 3D Technology associate degree in 24 Weeks!

The Interactive, Digital and  3D Technology “Fast Track” allows you to earn your associate degree in interactive, digital and 3D technology in only 24 weeks. The Fast Track is a highly intensive version of Butler's traditional, 60-credit hour Interactive, Digital and 3D (ID3D) program, and is packed into three, eight-week sessions. This focused-delivery method places the degree in your hand sooner.

To earn your degree, you take face-to-face classes — sometimes up to eight hours a day — as well as some online courses. You also work with a team of fellow students who share your passions. Through the ID3D Fast Track you work alongside experienced faculty who guide you every step of the way while you earn a degree in Game and Simulation Development, while gaining industry credentials in Photoshop, 3D Studio Max and Unity Game Engine at the same time.


Steps to get into the program:

  1. Apply
  2. Meet with ID3D Faculty member Darryl Runyan
  3. Meet with an Advisor and Enroll

Build Your Industry-Ready Skills

This intensive 24-week program where you earn an Associate degree in interactive 3D is designed for recent high school graduates, displaced workers and those needing training and expertise without a two-year commitment.

You also receive advice from industry professionals as to which classes to take and which designs to include in your portfolio. As you build your portfolio, you increase your ability to demonstrate to employers your interactive technology skills.

  • Be prepared to dedicate your time toward the program during the Summer Session. The remaining two, eight-week sessions are less intense but still include a heavy load of classes.
  • Financial Aid is available for the ID3D Fast Track Associate degree program.

In the ID3D Fast Track you learn:

  • Game Design
  • Interactive Simulation Design
  • Virtual Reality
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Motion Capture
  • Texture Design
  • 3D Animation and Modeling
  • Character Rigging and Animation
  • Video Production and Editing
  • Audio Production and Editing
  • Virtual Environment Creation
  • And much, much more!

The ID3D Fast Track prepares you for a career as a:

  • Game Designer/Developer
  • Simulation Designer/Developer
  • Animator
  • Character Rigger
  • 3D Character Modeler
  • 3D Concept Artist
  • Storyline/ Character Developer
  • Virtual Environment Creator
  • World Environment Artist
  • Texture Artist
  • Compositing Artist
  • 3D Lighting/Rendering Specialist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Storyline Concept Artist
  • And many other professions!

After graduating, you can work in many industries:

  • Gaming
  • Medical
  • Independent Development
  • Aviation
  • Virtual Reality Entertainment
  • Film
  • Automotive
  • And others!

Condensed Time: Because of the shortened timeframe of the ID3D Fast Track, you need to be highly motivated and ready to work hard. The Fast Track includes eight hours a day of face-to-face technology classes, Monday through Friday in the summer session. In the fall, you take the other two eight-week sessions to complete the general education classes needed to earn your AAS degree. Successful students approach this schedule like a job, working 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday through Friday.