Design Media Art – Animation & Motion Arts – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 0614.40

Animation and Motion Arts teaches entry level animation skills for a variety of fields including entertainment, game design, the web, advertising, broadcasting, social media, and mobile apps. Using industry-standard 2D and 3D animation technologies, students develop professional skills for creative expression and visual storytelling. Students will develop a portfolio and participate in a shared incubator course with all Design/Media Arts students.

Required: Students must select 3 courses (9 units) from any of the emphases to complete the certificate.

All courses in this certificate require literacy and proficiency in writing and math. Projects require written, oral, and visual presentations as well as the application of basic math principles and skills.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Develop original animations using foundational creative processes, principles of design, principles of animation, and digital techniques.
  2. Identify essential industry skills, explore their applications, and use learning resources to identify practical approaches to problem-solving.
  3. Strategize and manage efficient design and production workflows.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work in teams effectively.
  5. Communicate through animated content effectively with appropriate verbal, written and visual techniques.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required Foundation Courses
DMA 002HISTORY OF DESIGN AND MEDIA ARTS3
or DMA 004 HISTORY OF DIGITAL GAMES
DMA 012DIGITAL ART: PAINTING & DRAWING3
DMA 070MOTION GRAPHICS3
or DMA 072 2D ANIMATION
Emphasis
Select three courses from any of the following:9
Options for 3D Animation
3D MODELING & SCULPTING
3D ANIMATION & SIMULATIONS
GAME DESIGN II: GAME ENGINES
Options for Illustration & 2D Animation
BEGINNING LIFE DRAWING
INTRODUCTION TO ILLUSTRATION
ADVANCED ILLUSTRATION
Options For Interactive Animation
GAME DESIGN I
GAME DESIGN II: GAME ENGINES
CREATIVE CODING
Required Capstone Course
DMA 098DESIGN/MEDIA ARTS INCUBATOR3
Total Units21

Recommended Electives

ART 011AFOUNDATION DRAWING3
ART 015SKETCHING FOR DESIGN3
ART 031ACOLOR AND COMPOSITION-TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
BUS 116ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
CINE 026ABEGINNING ELECTRONIC FILMMAKING3
DMA 020AGRAPHIC DESIGN I3
DMA 050WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT3
DMA 062CREATIVE CODING FOR THE INTERNET3
DMA 064CREATIVE CODING FOR MOBILE DEVICES3
SPCH 001FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH3
or SPCH 001H HONORS FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH
SPCH 010INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3
TVR 002ABEGINNING AUDIO PRODUCTION3
TVR 019INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA AESTHETICS AND CINEMATIC ARTS3

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree