Animation-Entertainment and Game Art Design, AAS

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Animation provides instruction for creating animation, 3D modeling and special effects for applications such as animated shorts, movies and games. Fundamental drawing skills, design concepts and the development of entertainment media assets will be covered. Courses in game art assets and level design will give students an employment advantage in the ever-growing game industry. Depending on individual choices and talents, students who complete the Animation program should be prepared for employment as an animator, a game art creator, a 3D visual artist, and/or a special effects artist.

(Major Code 2630; State CIP Code 10.0304)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester

CDTP 135Desktop Photo Manipulation I: Photoshop1
ANI 122Digital Rendering for Animation*3
ANI 125Introduction to 2D Animation*3
ANI 150Introduction to 3D Modeling and Game Art*3
ART 130Drawing I3
ENGL 121Composition I*3
Total Hours16

Second Semester

ANI 220CG Environments and Animation3
ANI 245Character Animation*3
ANI 258Game Level Design*3
ART 231Life Drawing I*3
Humanities Elective ^3
Communications Elective ^3
Note: ENGL 122 is recommended
Total Hours18
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Third Semester

ANI 255Advanced Animation and Effects*3
ANI 270Visual Effects and Compositing*3
ANI 130Motion Graphics and Effects*3
ANI 235Character Modeling and Rigging*3
BUS 121Introduction to Business3
Total Hours15

Fourth Semester

ANI 260Animation Capstone*3
ANI 210Digital Sculpting*3-4
or CIS 142 Beginning Programming using Python
ANI 275Animation Career Preparation*3
Science and/or Math Elective^ ^3
Social Science and/or Economics Elective ^3
Total Hours15-16
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Total Program Hours: 64-65