Animation, Certificate of Achievement
Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CT_DMAN
Control Number: 38420
Students in this program will explore animation concepts and gain hands-on experience using industry-standard hardware and software and motion capture systems. Animation is widely used in broadcast media, gaming and simulation, motion graphics, web design, and VR/AR. Students will employ techniques in storytelling and character development for both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional animation. Computer and drawing skills are very important in this field. Students will leave with an animation portfolio representative of the material and techniques studied, suitable for employment or transfer to another institution.
- Communicate ideas, emotion and intent effectively in visual, oral and written forms.
- Create 2D and 3D characters and environments that reflect the integration of graphic clarity, design principles, performance principles and theoretical constructs.
- Design layouts and backgrounds that incorporate principles of composition, perspective and color, with speed, accuracy and dexterity, using a variety of media.
Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.
- Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program. Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements. The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.
- Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program. Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation. Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary. Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.
Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.
|FILM A194||Editing 1||3|
|ART A120||Beginning Drawing||3|
|ART A110||Color and Design: Two-Dimensional||3|
|DMAD A181||Introduction to Computer Graphics||3|
|ART A121||Life Drawing 1||3|
|ART A135||Digital Painting||3|
|DMAD A190||Illustrator for Design||3|
|FILM A196||Introduction to Visual Effects||3|
|DMAD A280||2D Animation||3|
|ART A151||Ceramics 2||3|
|DMAD A281||3D Computer Graphics Animation||3|
|ART A111||Color and Design: Three-Dimensional||3|
|ART A143||Story Illustration Techniques||3|
|ART A269||Cartooning 1||3|
|ART A220||Figure Composition||3|
|ART A270||Cartooning 2||3|
|DMAD A117||Rapid Illustration Techniques||3|
|DMAD A202||Studio Internship||2|
|DMAD A263||Motion Graphics and Video Compositing with Adobe After Effects||3|
|DMAD A288||Digital Portfolio Development||3|
|FILM A106||Introduction to Media Writing||3|
|FILM A193||Sound Design for Film & TV||3|
|FILM A220||Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR)||3|