The Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts Program prepares students in a broad range of design and technology skills for a career in digital media and design fields.
When you complete the Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts, study in animation, you will have acquired knowledge of character design and development, modeling, texturing, rendering, compositing, animation, and knowledge of dynamics. Mastering of these skills results in artists/designers enable to express visual creativity through technology and the creative process.
The program starts with an overview of the digital media field with introductory courses in web design (HTML / CSS), and video production (editing in FinalCut Pro®} enabling the animation students to gain a full understanding of a platform in the digital media field.
You begin with animation design courses that develop 3D art and technical skills. You will study polygon modeling (Maya®), UV mapping (texturing), logo animation, dynamics, character and face modeling (ZBrush®, MudBox®), animation (MotionBuilder®), and compositing (Boujou®).
The core animation design subjects are complemented by further studies in life drawing, anatomy study, sketch design and storyboarding. In addition to the general class subjects, you create a master project; the subject matter is chosen by you and a teacher becomes a guide in the creative process of developing an original animation project.
You must complete all course requirements for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design as well as Introduction to Multimedia courses of Term Four. In the second academic year, you will specifically concentrate on disciplines of Animation and Advanced 3D Graphics. As is the case with the Associate Degree programs, you are required to take 4 credits in each of four disciplines: Art, Mathematics / Science, Social Sciences / Humanities, and English / Language. You may select from the below offerings. In no case, may the same credit be used for the Associate and the Bachelor of Science Degree. In addition, you will be enrolled in PP200, Portfolio Project (digital).
The students will qualify for entry-level positions such as 3D animator, modeler, lighting specialist, texture artist, game designer, special effects artist, video post-production artist, web and graphic designer.