Computer Animation/Multi Media Certificate


The Computer Animation/Multi Media Certificate Program provides the skills necessary to create animated and/or interactive projects for distribution on a variety of media, including DVD, web pages, videotape, and CD-ROM. This certificate requires a total of 30-32 units of which 20 units are in required courses, and an additional 10-12 units must be chosen from the restricted electives listed below. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken.

Select one of the Introduction classes
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Digital Art3
Introduction to Web Graphics3
Introduction to Maya 3D3
Intermediate Maya3
Required Art Introduction Class
ART 118 FColor Theory3
or ART 120 F Basic Design
Required Advanced Courses
ART 144 FFundamentals of Cartooning2
DART 120 F3D Modeling3
DART 150 F3D Computer Animation3
DART 162 F 2D Computer Animation3
DART 164 F Interactive Multimedia Design3
Restricted Electives
Select 10-12 units from the following:10-12
Business Practices in Art3
Basic Drawing3
Art Independent Study1-2
Vector Graphics3
Digital Imaging I3
Digital Publishing I3
Digital Publishing II3
Digital Photo Editing I3
Digital Video3
Recording Lab I: Beginning Techniques3
Television Studio Production3
Digital Editing, Graphics and Effects3
Total Units30-32

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: Apply the terminology of computer graphics to communications within the field of digital media.

Outcome 3: Devise solutions to gain an understanding of computer technology vital to web designers.

Outcome 4: Devise solutions to visual problems using principles of form, design, and color.

Outcome 5: Create projects that demonstrate specialized knowledge of 2D computer animation and multi-media projects from initial design concept through project completion that clearly illustrates the student’s solutions.

Outcome 6: Create effective documents by effectively using the concepts of design, such as: color, style, typography and composition.