Character and Background Design for Animation and Game Art Certificate

Division: Fine Arts

PROGRAM CODE: 1C37959

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