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Animation-Entertainment and Game Art Design, A.A.S.

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. New classes 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

Prerequisite for Required Courses

Note: Prior to the beginning of the program, the student must take the following prerequisite, or have taken the equivalent transfer course, or have passed the waiver test (where applicable), or have obtained a waiver from the department.

CDTP 135Desktop Photo Manipulation I: Photoshop1

First Semester

ANI 123Concept Art for Animation3
ANI 125Introduction to 2D Animation*3
ANI 250Game Art Assets*3
ART 130Drawing I3
ENGL 121Composition I*3
Total Hours15

Second Semester

ANI 245Character Animation*3
ENGL 140Writing for Interactive Media*3
ANI 145Introduction to 3D Animation*3
ANI 258Game Level Design*3
ART 231Life Drawing I*3
Humanities Elective ^3
Total Hours18

Humanities Elective

Third Semester

Animation Elective (see below)3
ANI 255Advanced Animation and Effects*3
MUS 156MIDI Music Composition3
BUS 141Principles of Management3
ANI 270Visual Effects and Compositing*3
Health and/or Physical Education Elective ^1
Total Hours16

Health and/or Physical Education Elective

Fourth Semester

Animation Elective (see below)3
ANI 260Animation Capstone*3
ANI 273Career Preparation*4
Science and/or Math Elective ^3
Social Science and/or Economics Elective ^^3
Total Hours16

Science and/or Math Elective


Social Science and/or Economics Elective

Animation Electives

ENGL 150Digital Narratives*3
ART 129Design Color*3
ART 131Drawing II*3
ART 135Painting I3
ART 138Digital Imaging for Artists I3
ART 145Sculpture I3
ART 232Life Drawing II*3
ARTH 180Art History: Ancient to Renaissance3
ARTH 182Art History: Renaissance to Modern3
ARTH 184Art History: Twentieth Century3
ARTH 186Art History: Introduction to Asian Art3
ARTH 188History of Photography3
CIM 130Interactive Media Concepts*2
CIM 135Digital Imaging and Video*3
CIM 140Interactive Media Assets*4
CIM 235Advanced Digital Video*3

Total Program Hours: 65