Entertainment Arts Certificate
Division: Fine Arts
PROGRAM CODE: 2C36692
The Entertainment Arts Certificate is designed to prepare students for an entry level position in the fields of entertainment encompassing animation and game design. The Entertainment Arts Certificate requires a total of 45 units, of which 15 are required courses in art and 27 are required courses in digital art emphasizing entertainment production techniques. An additional 3 units may be chosen from the restricted electives. A grade of C or better is required for each course taken. Upon completion of the required courses the student must submit a final professional level portfolio for review and approval by three full-time faculty including: Head of the Digital Art Department, Art Department Chair, and another full-time faculty from the ART or DART department. The portfolio will be assessed against an industry standard preparing the student for entry-level work inside the fields of entertainment.
|Required Art Courses (15 units):||15|
|Drawing from the Masters||3|
or ART 195 F
|Beginning Life Drawing||3|
|Portfolio Preparation and Artwork Presentation||3|
|Required Digital Art Courses (27 units):||27|
|Introduction to Maya 3D||3|
|Digital Drawing - Dynamic Sketching||3|
|Fundamentals of Character Design||3|
|Introduction to Prop Design (formerly ART 090AF)||3|
|Introduction to Digital Painting||3|
|Intermediate Digital Painting||3|
|Restricted Electives (3 units):||3|
|Business Practices in Art||3|
|Sketching for Animators and Illustrators||3|
|Beginning Storyboarding and Narrative Composition (formerly ART 090BF)||3|
Outcome 1: Demonstrate evidence of proficiency in problem solving techniques and devise solutions for designs presented from scripted assignments while using digital software applications.
Outcome 2: Demonstrate an expanded in-depth knowledge of traditional drawing/sketching techniques for rapid visualization and be able to translate those techniques into a digital format using various digital software applications.
Outcome 3: Demonstrate the ability to effectively display their step by step solutions, and finished final work in a professional portfolio presentation adhering to an industry standard.