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|Digital Media: 3D Modeling and Animation Certificate
||Engineering and Applied Technology
Total Units: 21
The 3D Modeling and Animation Certificate of Achievement provides fundamental skills for entry into a wide range of industries, including entertainment, architecture, electronic gaming, advertising, and educational media, as well as forensics and medical animation, and 3D simulations. This program also prepares students for advanced animation education through degree granting institutions and schools specializing in the film and broadcast fields.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
Students will explore the principles of three-dimensional (3D) modeling, texturing, lighting and animating, as well as the application of particle systems and dynamics to produce a range of effects. Emphasis is placed on modeling, rigging and animating 3D characters, and upon creating sophisticated 3D scenes. Upon completion, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the basic practices of designing, building, and animating 3D environments, characters, and visual effects.
This program of study is also available as an Associate degree major option.
- Apply the basic practices of designing, building, and animating 3D environments, characters, and visual effects; and
- Produce 3D animations consistent with industry requirements for entry level animators.
The requirements for the Digital Media: 3D Modeling and Animation Certificate program are:
Complete 21 units from
- Digital Media: 3D Modeling & Animation Core Requirements
|Digital Media: 3D Modeling & Animation Core Requirements - complete 21.00 units|
|APTECH 43||Computer Modeling and Animation with 3ds Max||3.00|
|APTECH 162||3D Animation: Visual Effects and Compositing||2.00|
|APTECH 63||3D Animation: Modeling and Rigging||4.00|
|APTECH 64||3D Animation: Character Animation||4.00|
|APTECH 168||3D Animation: Introduction to Virtual Reality||2.00|
|CS 74.11||Introduction to Digital Media||3.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:|
|APTECH 46||Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting||2.00|
|ART 5||Three Dimensional Design||3.00|
|ART 69||Introduction to Cartooning and Sequential Art||3.00|
|CS 41||Game Design||4.00|
|CS 42||Introduction to Game Coding||4.00|
|CS 70.11A||Adobe Photoshop 1||3.00|
|CS 74.22||Digital Video Post-Production||3.00|
|CS 78.1A||Make It with 3D Printing||1.50|
|MEDIA 20||Introduction to Digital Filmmaking||4.00|
|THAR 10A||Introduction to Acting||3.00|
|THAR 10B||Scene Study and Characterization||3.00|
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Course Prerequisites and Advisories:
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that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course.
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