Computer Animation Associate in Arts


The Animation Program will prepare students for an entry-level position in the animation industry with emphasis in either computer or hand-drawn methods. The Associate Degrees are also designed to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. At the conclusion of their studies, all students will be prepared for entry-level positions in a number of fields (for example: video game design, television and motion picture production) requiring them to create animation, by either computer or hand-drawn methods, or a combination of the two. We offer classes in traditional drawn animation, character design, layout, storyboarding, 2-D computer animation, and 3-D computer animation.

Student Learning Outcome:

Create portfolio-ready art work demonstrating their mastery of the fundamentals of computer animation and CGI scene creation. - Critique animation projects using industry standards.


​Program Requirements:​ ​

MEA 100
Mass Media and Society
MEA 102
History of Animation
MEA 106 Introduction to Animation 3-0​
MEA 109 Story Development and Storybaord 3-0​
MEA 114 Digital Sound Editing 3-0​
MEA 116 Film/Video Editing 3-0​
MEA 118 Interactive 2D Animation 2-0​
MEA 131 3D Modeling and Surfaceing 3-0​
MEA 135 Computer Animation and Special Effects 3-0​
MEA 265 Animation Production 3-0​
CAWT 074 Introduction to Photoshop 1.5-0​
GMD 173 Motion Design 3-0​
​​Plus a minimum of six units from the following:​
​MEA 231 Digital Sculpture 3-0​
​MEA 234 Character Animation 3-0​
​MEA 235 Visual Effects 3-0​
​​Plus a minimum of two units from the following:​
​MEA 295 Professional Practices/Portfolio 2-0​
​CWE 188 Cooperative Work Experience Education 1-16
​​​Recommended electives:​
MEA 108 Scriptwriting Fundamentals 3-0​
ART 124A Drawing I 3-0​
DANCE 111 Fundamentals of Dance Movement 3-0​
THEATR 241 Movement for the Performer 1-0​
PHOTO 150 Cameras and Composition 3-0​
​TOTAL​ UNITS​ 32.5-33.5


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