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Campus: Westminster Campus

Digital Animation Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a two-year AAS Degree in Digital Animation and enter the workforce. Students explore basic design concepts, basic and advanced drawing techniques, story boarding, and 3D animation technology. This digital media degree gives students the foundation to go into a variety of career fields, from traditional advertising agencies to design agencies to video production companies to web production companies. Students learn how to use industry-standard design software and learn about typography, images, and the creative process involved in designing graphics that clearly present information. Our digital media degree program also includes a series of art courses to give students a solid foundation in the core of graphic design.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MGD 111Adobe Photoshop I

3

MGD 112Adobe Illustrator I

3

MGD 117Introduction to Visual Communications

3

MGD 1533D Animation I

3

MGD 143Motion Graphic Design I (Software)

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: Upon completion of MGD 111, MGD 112, MGD 117, MGD 143, and MGD 153, you should apply for the Fundamentals in Multimedia Technology Certificate.

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MGD 142Digital Animatics

3

MGD 167Game Design I

3

ELECTIVE MGD 165/211/243/257/267

3

ENGLISH ENG 121/122/131

3

MGD 2533D Animation II

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELECTIVE MGD 165/211/243/257/267

3

ELECTIVE MGD 165/211/243/257/267

3

ART 131Visual Concepts 2-D Design

3

ART 121Drawing I

3

MATH MAT 107 or Higher

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GEN EDUAny Approved Elective List Course

3

ELECTIVE MGD 165/211/243/257/267

3

ELECTIVE MGD 116/141/164/212 or Any MGD Prefix

3

ELECTIVE MGD 116/141/164/212 or Any MGD Prefix

3

MGD 268Business for Creatives

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: Take MGD 268 in Semester 4 if associate seeking. It should be taken the last semester.

Upon completion of MGD 111, MGD 112, MGD 117, MGD 143, MGD 153, MGD 142, MGD 167, MGD 253, MGD 268, and one course from: MGD 165, MGD 211, MGD 243, MGD 257, or MGD 267, you should apply for the Digital Animation Certificate.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

Scheduling may vary per campus locations. You are encouraged to register for courses in accord with your main campus scheduling.

The Digital Animation Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree is valued with higher regard as it requires more education to obtain than a certificate. As such, it is recommended that interested students declare the AAS Degree as the overall goal. Students declaring the AAS Degree will also complete the Fundamentals of Multimedia Certificate as well as a certificate in the chosen focus area by the time of graduation.