Computer Animation Certificate [30-36 credit]

Code: CERT.COMP.ANIM

This certification program is designed for practicing professionals in this field.

The Computer Animation and the Computer Graphics certificates are designed for practicing professionals in these fields or for students who have already completed substantial college level work. Entry-level commercial art students should consider one of the Associate of Applied Science art programs. Students may choose only those courses for which prerequisites have been met.

Returning professionals may request that prerequisites be waived by submitting a portfolio for review by a member of the Art faculty. To request a portfolio review, please contact the Department of Visual Arts at 201-447-7143. To avoid registration problems, please contact the department prior to registering for classes for which you have not taken the required prerequisites.

The certificate in Computer Animation is designed for practicing professionals in this field who may need to update their skills or for students who have already completed substantial college level work. Students may choose only those courses for which prerequisites have been met. Returning professionals may request that prerequisites be waived by submitting a portfolio for review by a member of the Art faculty.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply principles of design.
  • Demonstrate fundamentals of drawing.
  • Demonstrate photographic /graphic image skills.
  • Demonstrate digital media skills.
  • Develop/complete portfolio of print and digital display art work.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of animation history and film analysis.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

ART Restricted Elective  3
  General Education Elective**  3
ART-192Computer 3D Animation I

3

ART-197Computer Imaging

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

ART-192: Course uses Windows OS workstations.

ART-197: Course uses Macintosh computers.

Second Semester

  ART… Restricted Electives  6
  General Education Elective** 3
ART-290Computer 2D Animation I

3

ART-291Computer 2D Animation II

3

ART-293Computer 3D Animation II

3

Total Credit Hours:18

ART-290, ART-291, ART-293: Course uses Windows OS workstations.

General Education Requirements

  General Education Elective**  3
WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Restricted Program Requirements

ART  Restricted Electives 9
ART-192Computer 3D Animation I

3

ART-197Computer Imaging

3

ART-290Computer 2D Animation I

3

ART-291Computer 2D Animation II

3

ART-293Computer 3D Animation II

3

ART-181Photography I

3

ART-184Digital Photography

3

ART-226Letterform and Type

3

ART-259Computer Graphics Web Developer

3

ART-271Portfolio Presentation

2

ART-281Photography II

3

ART-298Interactive Multimedia

3

Total Credit Hours:24

ART-192, ART-290, ART-291, ART-293, ART-259, ART-271, ART-298: Courses use Windows OS workstations.

ART-197, ART-184, ART-226: Course uses Macintosh computers.

Program Support Requirement:

  General Education Elective**  3
Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 33

Total Credit Hours: 33

Specific Program Notes

*Course uses Windows OS workstations.

**General Education Course List.

***Course uses Macintosh computers.

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.