Entertainment Arts Certificate

Division: Fine Arts


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 Masters3
Anatomical Drawing
Beginning Life Drawing3
Applied Perspective3
Portfolio Preparation and Artwork Presentation3
Required Digital Art Courses (27 units):27
Introduction to Maya 3D3
Digital Drawing3
Digital Drawing - Dynamic Sketching3
Environmental Sketching3
Fundamentals of Character Design3
Character Design3
Introduction to Prop Design (formerly ART 090AF)3
Introduction to Digital Painting3
Intermediate Digital Painting3
Restricted Electives (3 units):3
Business Practices in Art3
Sketching for Animators and Illustrators3
Beginning Storyboarding and Narrative Composition (formerly ART 090BF)3
Total Units45

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.