3-D Animation Skills Certificate - Level II

Division: Fine Arts

Outcome 1: Demonstrate basic use of computer graphics software and hardware, and be able to demonstrate basic competence in selected image-making techniques.

Outcome 2: Devise solutions to 3D design problems using digital media tools.

Outcome 3: Devise solutions to 3D modeling problems using digital media tools, and be able to demonstrate basic competence in the use of computer hardware and software for 3D modeling.

(Approved by the NOCCCD Board of Trustees. Not approved by State Chancellor’s Office. Not eligible for Financial Aid)

The 3D Animation Skills Certificate - Level II is a continuation of the Computer Graphics Certificate with emphasis in 3-D animation software. This certificate provides the skill set required for entry-level employment in the 3-D animation and modeling industry. The program requires a total of 15 units of which 9 units are in required courses. An additional 6 units must be chosen from the restricted electives listed below. Units earned from the Computer Graphics Certificate may not be used for the Level II certificate. Any advanced DART course may replace the introductory course DART 104 F if this course was completed as part of the Computer Graphics Certificate.

Required Courses (9 units):
DART 104 F Introduction to Maya 3D3
DART 120 F3D Modeling3
DART 150 F3D Computer Animation3
Restricted Electives (6 units):6
Basic Design3
Three-Dimensional Design3
Basic Drawing3
Beginning Life Drawing3
Total Units15