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2016-2017 Catalog


Code: F_AAS_MTA

Campus: Westminster Campus

Digital Animation

This degree prepares students for entry-level positions dealing with the production of interactive presentations, medical illustration, gaming, web animation and cartooning. Students develop a high level of technical proficiency through the use of multiple software programs for creating, composing, and displaying animation designs for various media. They also develop solid design skills through training in traditional graphic design concepts and the integration of design principles throughout the curriculum.

Core classes focus on helping students learn industry standard software in illustration, photo manipulation, web graphics, animation and 3D modeling, and digital video production. Electives allow students to focus on desired design skills to gain an understanding of the application of web design, digital video production, and specific drawing skills. Students work independently and in collaborative groups in the design and implementation of mixed media presentations and applications.

This degree requires the use of a computer for prolonged periods of time during class and lab, analytical and creative abilities, and basic computer skills to begin the program.

Requirements

Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who are reading at the college level and place into CCR 093 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this program of study.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
MGD 111Adobe Photoshop I

3

MGD 112Adobe Illustrator I

3

MGD 133Graphic Design I

3

MGD 143Motion Graphic Design I (Software)

3

MGD 152Digital Animatics

3

MGD 1533D Animation I

3

MGD 165After Effects I

3

MGD 167Game Design I

3

MGD 211Adobe Photoshop II

3

MGD 2533D Animation II

3

MGD 267Game Design II

3

MGD 268Business for Creatives

3

Total Credit Hours:36

Required Elective Courses

Select 9 credits from the following:
Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 127Landscape Drawing I

3

ART 128Figure Drawing I

3

ART 221Drawing II

3

COM 115Public Speaking

3

MGD 116Typography I

3

MGD 121Painter for Digital Media

3

MGD 134Drawing for Illustrators

3

MGD 141Web Design I

3

MGD 164Digital Video Editing I

3

MGD 212Adobe Illustrator II

3

MGD 241Web Design II

3

MGD 243Web Motion Graphic Design II

3

MGD 258Web Design Production

3

MGD 264Digital Video Editing II

3

or

any other MGD class(es)

3-9

Total Credit Hours:9

Required General Education Courses

Arts and Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 121Drawing I

3

ART 131Visual Concepts 2-D Design

3

Total Credit Hours:6

English

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 107Career Mathematics

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3

General Studies Elective

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.  

Total Credit Hours:3

Required General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60

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