Character and Background Design for Animation and Game Art Certificate

Division: Fine Arts


The Character and Background Design Certificate provides production knowledge and skills used by traditional and digital artists to perform visual development tasks in the animation, game art and live-action areas of motion picture and time-based media creation. This certificate is a part of a sequence of certificates focused on providing essential skills for employment in the field of animation, game art and live-action production. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required courses are listed in suggested sequence (18 units):
ART 120 CTwo-Dimensional Design3
ART 185 CBeginning Life Drawing3
ART 244 CIllustration3
MAD 204 C Visual Development and Layout3
MAD 100 C Introduction to Media Arts Design-Mac3
or MAD 101 C Introduction to Media Arts Design-Win
MAD 132 CElectronic Paint-Mac3
or MAD 133 C Electronic Paint - Windows
Total Units18