When you complete the Diploma: Specialized Advanced Animation Design, you will have acquired knowledge of character design and development, modeling, texturing, rendering, compositing, animation, and knowledge of dynamics. When these skills are mastered, artists and designers are able to express visual creativity through technology and a 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 you to gain a full understanding of a platform in digital media field.
Upon completion of the introductory media arts courses, you will begin animation design courses developing 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 complimented by further studies in life drawing, anatomy study, sketch design, and story boarding. In addition to the general class subjects, you create a master project of your choice allowing you to combine all of the gained knowledge and focus on your own personal animation graphics interests.
You 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.
Diploma: Specialized Advanced Animation Design was last modified: May 25th, 2016 by admin
Proficiency in Photoshop®, Illustrator® & HTML/CSS
An acceptable professional or educational portfolio
IA104 Introduction to Animation
IV104 Introduction to Digital Video
IW104 Fundamentals of Web
AO300 Organic Modeling
AG300 Electronic Game 3D Animation
AM300 Dynamics / Effects
AE400 Character Animation
AH400 Digital Character Sculpting
AX400 Special Effects
PP200 Portfolio Project
Upon successful completion of Terms 4 – 6 and PP200, students will have completed 48 semester credit hours (1000 hours of instruction) and will be issued a Diploma: Specialized Advanced Animation Design.