The Digital Media - Animation & Motion Graphics 3ds Max Certificate of Achievement
is designed to offer students a detailed look at one of the Animation industry’s premier 3D packages. The courses taken to complete the certificate provide students an opportunity to learn a variety of topics, including how to model 3D objects, how to create realistic textures and materials, the art of camera and lighting techniques, and a variety of keyframing solutions to bring their ideas to life. In addition to completing both individual and group projects, students also delve into the traditional principles of animation that serve to heighten the level of realism and believability of an individual’s work.
To acquire the Digital Media - Animation & Motion Graphics 3ds Max Certificate of Achievement, it is necessary to complete the following: 18 units including ANIM 160, ANIM 260, ANIM 261, ANIM 65, ANIM 56 and ANIM 53.
Enrollment and Completer Projections: It is projected that this program will have an enrollment of between 110 and 125 students per term and a completion rate of 80%.
The Digital Media - Animation & Motion Graphics 3ds Max Certificate of Achievement focuses on introducing students to the principles and techniques required to produce 3D animation design and graphics fora wide variety of computer-generated media platforms and applications. Using industry-standard technologies, the goal of the ‘Digital Media - Animation & Motion Graphics 3ds Max Certificate of Achievement' certificate is to prepare students for entry-level design/animation positions in one or more of the many professional opportunities within the digital animation and motion graphics industries including 3D modeler, texture artist/painter, lighting specialist, character designer, character animator, special effects animator, environment designer, game level designer, architectural animator, mechanical design animator,medical visualization artist, courtroom visualization artist, web graphics animator,storyboard artist, layout artist, graphic designer and compositor. Interest in professional 3D animation artists is currently being driven by several factors,including the on-going growth of the video game industry, additional cutting edge applications for digital motion graphics (architecture, mechanical design,medical visualizations, courtroom evidentiary depictions, etc) and the continuing expansion of the general Los Angeles area tech industry, which serves as home to over 500 tech start-ups, in addition to major companies such as Google, Yahoo and YouTube. As the technology for digital visual communications expands its capacity to deliver diversified media content to its users, the demand for 3D animation and motion graphics content creation increases.
To acquire the Digital Media - Animation & Motion Graphics 3ds Max Certificate of Achievement, it is necessary to complete the following 18 units of instruction: ANIM 160, ANIM 260, ANIM 261, ANIM 65, ANIM 56 and ANIM 53. NOTE: Students interested in transferring as digital animation majors should consult with a counselor for appropriate general education & major preparation counseling.
(Y1 or S1)
|ANIM 160||3ds Max Fundamentals||3.0||S1|
|ANIM 260||3ds Max Advanced Modeling and Materials||3.0||S1|
|ANIM 261||3ds Max Character Animation & Advanced Keyframing||3.0||S1|
| ANIM 65||3ds Max Advanced Effects & Compositing||3.0||S1|
|ANIM 56||Photoshop for Animators||3.0||S1|
|ANIM 53||Advanced Animation / Demo Reel||3.0||S1|
To acquire he Digital Media - Animation & Motion Graphics 3ds Max Certificate of Achievement, students must complete the following 6 courses: ANIM 160 3ds Max Fundamentals (3 units), ANIM 260 3ds Max Advanced Modeling and Materials (3 units), ANIM 261 3ds Max Character Animation & Advanced Keyframing Techniques (3 units), ANIM 65 3ds Max Advanced Effects & Compositing (3 units), ANIM 56 Photoshop for Animators (3 units) and ANIM 53 Advanced Animation / Demo Reel (3 units). Total Units: 18