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Digital Animation CCC

Digital Animation Overview (6288)

Type of Award

CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-art/default.aspx

Program Description

This certificate program provides an introduction to professional training in digital animation production for students interested in a career in the film and entertainment industry. In this program, students work alongside professionals using cutting edge equipment and technologies, while learning how to put together an animation project from the ground up.

Because courses are offered on a block schedule, it is recommended that the student enrolls in three or more major courses each term. Course content includes sound, editing, design and business concepts in the motion picture and recording industries.

Students work cooperatively with those enrolled in concurrent courses to complete extensive production projects outside of regular class meetings. These projects follow the professional model for production.

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

The program can be finished in as little as two semesters of full-time enrollment or two years part time.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Michael Seminerio, Department Chair, seminerm@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3971

Employment Opportunities

Organizations employing graduates include video, film and animation production companies, government and educational agencies, motion pictures, commercial advertising studios and broadcast television stations.

Some entry-level positions include animation assistant, assistant VFX editor, resource assistant, rotoscope artist, compositor, technical assistant and production assistant.

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State's Associate in Science Motion Picture Production Technology: Digital Animation Concentration.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Credits: 24)

ART1201CDesign Fundamentals (AA)

3 Credits

ART1300CDrawing 1 (AA)

3 Credits

DIG2300CPrinciples of 2D Animation (AS)

3 Credits

DIG2302CPrinciples of 3D Animation (AS)

3 Credits

DIG2370CAdvanced 3D Animation - Character Design and Rigging (AS)

3 Credits

DIG2322CModeling for Real Time Systems (AS)

3 Credits

DIG2430CDigital Story Development for Film Animation (AS)

3 Credits

DIG2341CIntroduction to Compositing and Visual Effects (AS)

3 Credits

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 9)

ART1201CDesign Fundamentals (AA)

3 Credits

ART1300CDrawing 1 (AA)

3 Credits

DIG2430CDigital Story Development for Film Animation (AS)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 6)

DIG2341CIntroduction to Compositing and Visual Effects (AS)

3 Credits

DIG2300CPrinciples of 2D Animation (AS)

3 Credits

Term Three - Summer (Year One) (Credits: 9)

DIG2302CPrinciples of 3D Animation (AS)

3 Credits

DIG2370CAdvanced 3D Animation - Character Design and Rigging (AS)

3 Credits

DIG2322CModeling for Real Time Systems (AS)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 24