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Digital Media: 3D Modeling and Animation Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 28
Term Effective: Fall 2020

Description:

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.

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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply the basic practices of designing, building, and animating 3D environments, characters, and visual effects; and
  2. Produce 3D animations consistent with industry requirements for entry level animators.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Digital Media: 3D Modeling and Animation Certificate program are:

  • Complete 28 units from
    • Digital Media: 3D Modeling & Animation Core Requirements

Digital Media: 3D Modeling & Animation Core Requirements - complete 28.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
APTECH 43 Computer Modeling and Animation with 3D Studio Max3.00
APTECH 162 3D Animation: Visual Effects and Compositing2.00
APTECH 63 3D Animation: Modeling and Rigging4.00
APTECH 64 3D Animation: Character Animation4.00
APTECH 65 Advanced 3D Animation Workshop4.00
APTECH 168 3D Animation: Introduction to Virtual Reality2.00
ART 7A Drawing and Composition 13.00
CS 74.11 Introduction to Digital Media3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
APTECH 46 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting2.00
ART 5 Three Dimensional Design3.00
ART 69 Introduction to Cartooning and Sequential Art3.00
CS 41 Game Design4.00
CS 42 Introduction to Game Coding4.00
CS 70.11A Adobe Photoshop 13.00
CS 74.21A Digital Video Post-Production Techniques 11.50
CS 74.21B Digital Video Post-Production Techniques 21.50
CS 78.1 3D Printing3.00
MEDIA 20 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking4.00
MEDIA 22 Screenwriting3.00
THAR 10A Introduction to Acting3.00
THAR 10B Scene Study and Characterization3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2020

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.

Previous Versions:

Digital Media: 3D Modeling & Animation - effective Fall 2019
Digital Media: 3D Modeling & Animation - effective Fall 2018
Digital Media: 3D Modeling & Animation - effective Fall 2017
Digital Media: 3D Modeling & Animation - effective Fall 2014
Digital Media: 3D Modeling & Animation - effective Fall 2012
Digital Media: 3D Modeling & Animation - effective Fall 2011

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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