This certificates are designed to provide academic and hands-on learning experience for individuals planning on a career in the field of animation. Upon completion of this program, college-age students and avocational learners will gain skills allowing for transfer to 4-year colleges or entry into the workplace; and industry workers will retrain themselves to diversify their work options within animation, gaming, or visual effects.
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PREREQUISITE COURSES

REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE

UNITS

 

ART 101 or
ART 102

Art History: Prehistory-Gothic or
Art History: Renaissance-Modern

3 or
3

 

ART 130

2-D Foundations

3

 

ART 150

Drawing Foundations

3

ART 150 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently)

ART 152

Figure Drawing

3

ART 152 or equivalent

ART 153

Life Drawing II

3

ART 152 or equivalent

ART 201

Drawing for Animation

3

 

ART 230

Intro to 3D Computer Graphics

3

 

PHOTO 121

Photoshop I

3

 

Choose one of the following specialization areas

 

     Digital Modeling

 

ART 231

Inorganic Modeling

3

ART 231 or equivalent

ART 232

Organic Modeling

3

 

     Motion Graphics

PHOTO 121 or equivalent

ART 220

Introduction to Motion Graphics

3

ART 220 or equivalent

ART 221

Advanced Motion Graphics

3

 

     Character Rigging & Animation

 

ART 233

Character Set-up/Kinematics

3

ART 233 or equivalent

ART 234

Advanced 3D Character Set-up

3

 

ART 235

3D Character Animation

3

 

     3D Texturing

ART 230 or equivalent

ART 237

Creating Textures for 3D Animation

3

ART 237 or equivalent

ART 238

Advanced Texturing for 3D Animation

3

 

     Digital Sculpture

 

ART 245

Digital Sculpture I

3

ART 245 or equivalent

ART 246

Digital Sculpture II

3

 

     Animation Design

ART 201 or equivalent

ART 205

Fundamentals of Animation I

3

 

ART 209

Introduction to Character Design

3

 

ART 210

Introduction to Animation Storyboard

3

 

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED

30-33

NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2016

GCC Catalog 2016-2017

Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.

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