Entertainment Arts Certificate

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 minimum 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
Rendering3
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
Illustration3
Total Units45

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

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.