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Applied Design/Media: Animation

Award Type: Associate in Science

The Animation program provides a comprehensive foundation in the traditional and digital artistic skills that are at the center of the animation, visual effects, and video gaming industries. Our program allows students to build their own emphasis in either traditional 2D or computerized 3D animation through their choice of electives. The A.S. degree in Animation prepares students for transfer to four-year Animation programs and entry-level employment in the creative industries.

The graduate of the Associate in Science in Applied Design/Media: Animation will:

  • Generate multiple characters and stories in response to a specific concept.
  • Design and model characters and environments for animation.
  • Plan and storyboard animated sequences for traditional and digital formats.
  • Use animation techniques and principles expressively in creating short animated films.

Program Requirements

A major of 34 units is required for the associate in science degree.

Required core courses (25 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
ART 108 Design 1 on the Computer 3.0
or
GRPH 108 Design 1 On The Computer 3.0
ART 115 Introduction to Animation 3.0
or
MMAC 115 Introduction To Animation 3.0
ART 120 Drawing 1 3.0
ART 122 Life Drawing 1 3.0
FILM 117 3D Computer Animation 1 3.0
or
MMAC 117 3D Computer Animation 1 3.0
FILM 127 Digital Video Post-Production 3.0
or
MMAC 127 Digital Video Post-Production 3.0
GRPH 111 Digital Imagery Lab 1.0
and
GRPH 112 Digital Imagery 3.0
MMAC 101 Introduction to Multimedia 2.0
MMAC 102 Introduction to Multimedia Lab 1.0

Plus a minimum of 9 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
ART 107 Computer Fine Art 3.0
ART 110 Design 1 3.0
ART 123 Life Drawing 2 3.0
GRPH 130 3D Modeling For Production 3.0
FILM 110 Introduction to Motion Picture and Video Production 4.0
FILM 116 Intermediate Animation 3.0
or
MMAC 116 Intermediate Animation 3.0
FILM 118 3D Computer Animation 2 3.0
or
MMAC 118 3D Computer Animation 2 3.0
MMAC 114 Dynamic Internet Design 3.0
MMAC 125 Computer Video Editing 3.0
or
FILM 125 Computer Video Editing 3.0
MMAC 126 Introduction to Motion Graphics 3.0
or
FILM 126 Introduction to Motion Graphics 3.0
MUS 118 Intro to Electronic Music 3.0
GRPH 130 3D Modeling For Production 3.0

General Education Requirements

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