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Animation, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_DMAN

Control Number: 38420

Financial Aid Eligible

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.

Program Outcomes

  1. Communicate ideas, emotion and intent effectively in visual, oral and written forms.
  2. Create 2D and 3D characters and environments that reflect the integration of graphic clarity, design principles, performance principles and theoretical constructs.
  3. Design layouts and backgrounds that incorporate principles of composition, perspective and color, with speed, accuracy and dexterity, using a variety of media.
  4. Incorporate technology effectively in the development of animation projects.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ART A110Color and Design: Two-Dimensional3
ART A120Beginning Drawing3
or ART A120H Beginning Drawing Honors
ART A121Life Drawing 13
ART A127Introduction to Storyboarding3
ART A135Digital Painting3
ART A251Character Design3
DMAD A181Introduction to Computer Graphics3
DMAD A263Motion Graphics and Video Compositing with Adobe After Effects3
DMAD A2802D Animation3
DMAD A2813D Computer Graphics Animation3
DMAD A288Digital Portfolio Development3
FILM A2343D Modeling for Immersive Applications3
Select 6 units from the Restricted Electives List6
Total Units42
Restricted Electives
Course Title Units
ART A111Color and Design: Three-Dimensional3
ART A128Advanced Storyboarding and Previsualization3
ART A143Story Illustration Techniques3
ART A269Cartooning 13
ART A220Figure Composition3
ART A270Cartooning 23
DMAD A117Rapid Illustration Techniques3
DMAD A190Illustrator for Design3
DMAD A200Designing for the Web3
DMAD A202Studio Internship Prep2
FILM A106Introduction to Media Writing3
FILM A193Sound Design for Film & TV3
FILM A194Editing 13
FILM A196Introduction to Visual Effects3
FILM A220Introduction to Immersive Media (VR/AR)3

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
ART A120
Beginning Drawing
or Beginning Drawing Honors
ART A110 Color and Design: Two-Dimensional 3
DMAD A181 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3
Semester 2
ART A121 Life Drawing 1 3
ART A135 Digital Painting 3
DMAD A263 Motion Graphics and Video Compositing with Adobe After Effects 3
ART A127 Introduction to Storyboarding 3
Year 2
Semester 1
ART A251 Character Design 3
DMAD A280 2D Animation 3
FILM A234 3D Modeling for Immersive Applications 3
Semester 2
DMAD A281 3D Computer Graphics Animation 3
DMAD A288 Digital Portfolio Development 3
 Total Units42