Art AAS – Computer Animation Degree

Code: AAS.ART.ANIM

This degree option gives students a strong foundation in the fundamentals of artistic design, story development, project management, digital content creation, and portfolio development. It also offers students an advanced skill set in 3D modeling, character design, animation, and video game simulation.  The industries that employ the most multimedia artists and animators include motion picture and video industries, computer systems design, software publishers, advertising, public relations, among others.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply principles of design.
  • Demonstrate fundamentals of drawing.
  • Demonstrate photographic/graphic image skills
  • Demonstrate digital media skills.
  • Develop/complete portfolio of time/frame based media.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the animation history and film analysis.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

ART-105History of Animation

3

ART-122Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART-189Computer 2D Illustration

3

ART-197Computer Imaging

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

ART-105: As an alternative to ART-105 History of Animation, students may take CIN-150 Special Topics in Cinema I whenever the Special Topic is History of Animation.

Second Semester

  Math/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology Elective** 3-4

ART-123Life Drawing I

3

-or

ART-124Drawing Fundamentals

3

ART-192Computer 3D Animation I

3

MUS-151Introduction to Audio Recording

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Third Semester

ART  Studio Art Elective*** 3
  Humanities Elective** 3
  Social Science Elective** 3

ART-290Computer 2D Animation I

3

ART-293Computer 3D Animation II

3

CIN-140Introduction to Cinema

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Fourth Semester

  Humanities Elective**   
ART  Studio Art Elective*** 3

-or

ART-463Co-Op Work Experience [Visual Art]

3

ART-261Graphic Design II

3

ART-271Portfolio Presentation

2

ART-298Interactive Multimedia

3

CIN-150Special Topics in Cinema I

3

Total Credit Hours:17

CIN-150: Any topic other than History of Animation.

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities Electives**

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Elective**

One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology**

One general education course to be selected from the following fields: Mathematics (MAT); Computer Science (CIS) Information Technology (INF); Biology (BIO); Chemistry (CHM); Physics (PHY).

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Additional General Education Course:

CIN-140Introduction to Cinema

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 21-22

Program Requirements

ART-105History of Animation

3

ART-122Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART-123Life Drawing I

3

-or

ART-124Drawing Fundamentals

3

ART-189Computer 2D Illustration

3

ART-192Computer 3D Animation I

3

ART-261Graphic Design II

3

ART-290Computer 2D Animation I

3

ART-293Computer 3D Animation II

3

ART-197Computer Imaging

3

ART-271Portfolio Presentation

2

ART-298Interactive Multimedia

3

ART-Studio Art Elective

3

ART-Studio Art Elective

-or

ART-463Co-Op Work Experience [Visual Art]

3

CIN-150Special Topics in Cinema I

3

MUS-151Introduction to Audio Recording

3

ART-105: As an alternative to ART-105 History of Animation, students may take CIN-150 Special Topics in Cinema I whenever the Special Topic is History of Animation.

Total Credit Hours: 44

Total Credit Hours: 65-66

Specific Program Notes

**General Education Elective(s).

***Studio Art Electives: ART-123, ART-124, ART-127, ART-181, ART-184, ART-192, ART-189, ART-197, ART-223, ART-226, ART-228, ART-229, ART-259, ART-260, ART-281, ART-287, ART-288, ART-290, ART-291, ART-292, ART-298.

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