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:
Units Required: 33.5

MEA-100 
Mass Media and Society | 3.0 units
OR
MEA-102
History of Animation | 3.0 units
MEA-106
Introduction to Animation | 3.0 units
MEA-109
Story Development and Storyboarding | 3.0 units
MEA-114
Digital Sound Editing | 3.0 units
OR
MEA-116
Film/Video Editing | 3.0 units
OR
MEA-118
Introduction – 2D Digital Animation | 2.0 units
MEA-131
3D Modeling and Surfacing | 3.0 units
MEA-135
Computer Animation and Special Effects | 3.0 units
MEA-265
Animation Production | 3.0 units
CAWT-074
Introduction to Photoshop | 1.5-0 units
GMD-173
Motion Design | 3.0 units

Plus two classes from the following:

MEA-231
Digital Sculpture | 3.0 units
MEA-234
Character Animation | 3.0 units
MEA-235
Visual Effects | 3.0 units

Plus one class from the following:

MEA-295
Professional Practices/Portfolio | 2.0 units
CWE-188MEA
Cooperative Work Experience Education | 1-16 units






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