MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT ARTS

Animation Production 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 concept art and two dimensional animation.
Critique animation projects using industry standards.


Animation Production Certificate of Achievement

Animation Production provides the skills necessary in the animation industry with a focus on drawn animation and concept art.

Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in the core knowledge and skills required for employment in animation production.


Computer Animation Associate in Arts

The primary goal of the Graphic and Multimedia Design degree with emphasis in multimedia is to provide students with a foundation of knowledge and technical abilities required of a multimedia position. Elective courses provide preparedness to specific industry requirements. All courses are sequenced to facilitate transferability to an art or design program at a four-year university. Along with the transferability aspect of this program, the associate degree in Graphic and Multimedia Design with an emphasis in multimedia will also provide students with a set of basic skills and competenciesThe 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.


Computer Animation Certificate of Achievement

The Computer Animation Certificate provides skills necessary in the animation industry with a focus on 2D and 3D computer animation.

Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in the core knowledge and skills required for employment in animation production.


Sound Arts Associate in Arts

Media Entertainment Arts seeks to create, improve, expand and strengthen relevant and rigorous academic Programs of Study, in cooperation with local high school, ROP, and community and regional business and industry partners. By developing sequentially modeled curricula and practicum for media, entertainment, and design industrial arts, Media Entertainment Arts will link current industry skills and foundation Career & Technical Education standards to all aspects of study.

Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for Sound Arts.

New Media Journalism Associate in Arts

Media Entertainment Arts seeks to create, improve, expand and strengthen relevant and rigorous academic Programs of Study, in cooperation with local high school, ROP, and community and regional business and industry partners. By developing sequentially modeled curricula and practicum for media, entertainment, and design industrial arts, Media Entertainment Arts will link current industry skills and foundation Career & Technical Education standards to all aspects of study.

Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for new media journalism.

Filmmaking Associate in Arts

Media Entertainment Arts seeks to create, improve, expand and strengthen relevant and rigorous academic Programs of Study, in cooperation with local high school, ROP, and community and regional business and industry partners. By developing sequentially modeled curricula and practicum for media, entertainment, and design industrial arts, Media Entertainment Arts will link current industry skills and foundation Career & Technical Education standards to all aspects of study.

Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment in the filmmaking industry.


Journalism Associate in Arts for Transfer

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete:
1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
a. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
b. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Associate Degrees for Transfer also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. At the time of catalog publication, a student may earn an AA-T in Journalism. Additional majors are being developed. Please see a counselor or visit http://www.canyons.edu for more information.

Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for journalism.


News Reporting and Anchoring Certificate of Specialization

Media Entertainment Arts seeks to create, improve, expand and strengthen relevant and rigorous academic Programs of Study, in cooperation with local high school, ROP, and community and regional business and industry partners. By developing sequentially modeled curricula and practicum for media, entertainment, and design industrial arts, Media Entertainment Arts will link current industry skills and foundation Career & Technical Education standards to all aspects of study.

Student Learning Outcome
Report a news story in new media journalism.


Video Game Animation Certificate of Achievement

A certificate designed to prepare students to enter the video game animation industry.

Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment in the field of video game animation.