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Animation — Tradigital Level I       

Certificate E0337

This multi-level certificate program provides skills based on the principles of storytelling and animation using both traditional and digital media. These skills lead to employment opportunities as animators, character designers, and storyboard artists for television, film, Web, mobile media, and gaming. The Animation - Tradigital Level I Certificate offers an early exit point of 15 units and provides the skills necessary for entry-level employment in the areas of production assistant or junior storyboard artist.

Required Courses: (15 units)

ANIM 104 Drawing Fundamentals (3)
  OR
ARTD 15A Drawing Fundamentals (3)
ANIM 101A       Drawing - Gesture and Figure (3)
ANIM 108 Principles of Animation (3)
ANIM 111A Animal Drawing (1.5)
ANIM 115 Storyboarding (3)
ANIM 116 Character Development (1.5)
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Animation — Tradigital Level II      

Certificate L0338

This multi-level certificate program provides skills based on the principles of storytelling and animation using both traditional and digital media. This Animation - Tradigital Level II Certificate provides additional expertise leading to employment opportunities as animators, character designers, and storyboard artists for television, film, Web, mobile media, and gaming.

Required Courses: (24 Units)

Completion of the Animation - Tradigital Level I coursework (15 units)
ANIM 101A Drawing - Gesture and Figure (3)
ANIM 108 Principles of Animation (3)
ANIM 111A Animal Drawing (1.5)
ANIM 115 Storyboarding  (3)
ANIM 116 Character Development (1.5)
ANIM 104 Drawing Fundamentals (3)
  OR
ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning (3)
PLUS the following Level II coursework (9 units)          
ARTC 100 Graphic Design I
ANIM 175 Web Animation with Flash
ARTC 290 Portfolio (3)
Total Units 24
   
Recommended Electives:
ANIM 137A Work Experience in New Digital Media (1)
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life (3)
ARTD 16 Drawing: Perspective (3)
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Animation — Game & Interactive Multimedia Design I     

Certificate E0339

This multi-level certificate program offers skills needed for creative careers that integrate animation with gaming, video, audio, graphics, and special effects for the Web, broadcast, film, presentation, or mobile content. The Animation - Game & Interactive Multimedia Level I Certificate offers an early exit point of 12 units andprovides the skills necessary for entry-level employment as a junior web animator or animation designer, 2D Game Design Assistant, or junior game designer.

Required Courses: (12 Units)

ARTC 100 Graphic Design I (3)
ANIM 131 Introduction to Gaming (3)
ANIM 172 Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects (3)
ANIM 175 Web Animation With Flash (3)
Total Units 12
   
Recommended Elective:
ANIM 137A Work Experience in New Digital Media (1)
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Animation — Game & Interactive Multimedia Design II

Certificate L0340

This multi-level certificate program offers skills needed for creative careers that integrate animation with gaming, video, audio, graphics, and special effects for the Web, broadcast, film, presentation, or mobile content. The Animation - Game & Interactive Multimedia Design Level II Certificate provides additional expertise for employment opportunities in areas of game design, digital animation, motion graphics, and special effects.

Required Courses: (21 Units)

Completion of Animation - Game & Interactive Multimedia Design Level I coursework (12 units)
ARTC 100 Graphic Design I
ANIM 131 Introduction to Gaming (3)
ANIM 172 Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects (3)
ANIM 175 Web Animation With Flash (3)
PLUS the following courses (9 units)                              
ANIM 141 2D Game Level Design (3)
ANIM 151 Game Prototype Production(3)
ARTC 290 Portfolio (3)
Total Units 21
   
Recommended Elective:
ANIM 137A Work Experience in New Digital Media (1)
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Animation — 3D and CG Gaming

Certificate T0302

The Animation – 3D and CG Gaming Certificate provides training in 3-D animation including character modeling, lighting, texture, environment and special effects that lead to creative careers in film, television and the video game industry. The Animation Program offers an integrated/interdisciplinary approach to prepare students to meet current and future job market demands. The student will be given a balanced blend of art and technology ased skills which are essential for today’s careers in animation. The program offers an A.S. degree and three Certificates. Course content is driven by industry needs in order to provide the student with the best possible preparation for a career in animation.

Required Courses: (36 Units)

ANIM 101A Drawing — Gesture & Figure (3)
ANIM 104 Drawing Fundamentals (3)
ANIM 108 Principles of Animation (3)
ANIM 115 Storyboarding (3)
ANIM 116 Character Development (1.5)
ANIM 130 Intro to 3D Computer Animation (3)
ANIM 131 Introduction to Gaming (3)
ANIM 132 Modeling, Texture Mapping, and Lighting (3)
ANIM 136 Animation Environment (3)
ANIM 148 Demo-reel (1.5)
ANIM 172 Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects (3)
ARTC 100 Graphic Design I (3)
PLUS one of the following courses (3 units):                    
ANIM 145 Advanced 3-D Modeling (3)
ANIM 146 Advanced 3-D Animation (3)
Total Units 36
   
Recommended Electives:
ANIM 109 Advanced Principles of Animation (3)
ANIM 120 Script Development for Animation (3)
ANIM 137A Work Experience in New Digital Media (1)
ANIM 175 Web Animation With Flash (3)
ARTC 290 Portfolio (3)
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life (3)
ARTD 20 Design: Two Dimensional(3)
PHOT 10 Basic Digital and Film Photography (3)

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