A.S. Degree in Animation

Degree S1006
The Animation Program offers an integrated/interdisciplinary approach to prepare students to meet current and future job market demands. Students are given a balanced blend of art and technology-based skills essential for today’s careers in animation. The program offers both an A.S. degree and certificates. Course content is driven by industry needs in order to provide the best possible preparation for a career in animation or for transfer to an institution of higher learning.

Required Courses: (34.5 Units)

ANIM 101A Drawing - Gesture and Figure (3)
ANIM 104 Drawing Fundamentals (3)
ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning (3)
ANIM 108 Principles of Animation (3)
ANIM 115 Storyboarding (3)
ANIM 116 Character Development (1.5)
ANIM 130 Introduction to 3-D Computer Animation (3)
ARTC 290 Portfolio (3)
ARTC 100 Graphic Design I (3)
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life (3)
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional (3)
ARTS22 Design: Three-Dimensional (3)
PLUS select one course from:                                     
ANIM 109 Advanced Principles of Animation (3)
ANIM 117 Animation Background Layout (3)
ANIM 120 Script Development for Animation (3)
ANIM 131 Introduction to Gaming (3)
ANIM 132 Modeling, Texture Mapping, and Lighting (3)
ANIM 172 Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects (3)
ANIM 175 Web Animation With Flash (3)
ARTD 16 Drawing: Perspective (3)
Total Units 34.5


Recommended Electives:

AHIS 4 History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothi c (3).
AHIS 5 History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern (3)
ANIM 111A Animal Drawing (1.5)
ANIM 111B Animal Drawing (1.5)
ANIM 131 Intro to Gaming (3)
ANIM 148 Demo-reel (1.5)