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Media Arts: Animation and Game Art

Award Type: Associate in Science

The Animation and Game Art program provides a comprehensive foundation in the traditional artistic skills and digital tool sets that are at the center of the animation, visual effects, and game development industries. Our program allows students to build their own emphasis in either traditional animation or interactive game art through their choice of electives. The A.S. degree in Animation and Game Art prepares students for entry-level employment in the creative industries. Students seeking to transfer to four-year institutions should meet with an Allan Hancock College counselor to check for required courses.

The graduate of the Associate in Science in Media Arts: Animation and Game Art will:

  • Generate multiple character designs and stories in response to a specific concept.
  • Design and animate characters and environments for narrative and interactive projects.
  • 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 36 units is required for the associate in science degree.

Required core courses (27 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
FILM 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
GRPH 112 Digital Imagery 3.0
MMAC 101 Introduction to Multimedia 3.0
MMAC 114 Game and App Design 3.0
GRPH 130 3D Modeling For Production 3.0

Plus 9 units from one of the areas of concentration below (either A or B)

Option A: Emphasis in Animation

Course Number Course Title Units
ART 107 Introduction to Digital Art 3.0
MMAC 116 Intermediate Animation 3.0
or
FILM 116 Intermediate Animation 3.0
FILM 118 3D Computer Animation 2 3.0
or
MMAC 118 3D Computer Animation 2 3.0
FILM 128 Intermediate Motion Graphics 3.0
or
MMAC 128 Intermediate Motion Graphics 3.0
MMAC 126 Introduction to Motion Graphics 3.0
or
FILM 126 Introduction to Motion Graphics 3.0

Option B: Emphasis in Games

Course Number Course Title Units
MMAC 118 3D Computer Animation 2 3.0
or
FILM 118 3D Computer Animation 2 3.0
MUS 115 Introduction to Sound Recording & Mixing 3.0

General Education Requirements

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Last Modified Mar 29, 2024