The Character and Background design certificate provides production knowledge and skills used by traditional and digital artists to perform visual development tasks in the animation, game art and live-action areas of motion picture and time-based media creation. This certificate is a part of a sequence of certificates focused on providing essential skills for employment in the field of animation, game art and live-action production.
Character Background Design for Animation and Game Art Certificate Data
|CB01: Course Department Number||CB02: Course Title||2016-17||2017-18|
|Annual # Sections||Annual Enrollment Total||Annual # Sections||Annual Enrollment Total|
|ART 120 C||Two-Dimensional Design||4||110||5||136|
|ART 185 C||Beginning Life Drawing||4||76||4||89|
|ART 244 C||Illustration||2||37||2||45|
|MAD 204 C||Visual Development and Layout||0||-||0||-|
|MAD 100 C||Introduction to Media Arts Design-Mac||6||68||5||64|
|MAD 101 C||Introduction to Media Arts Design-Win||6||45||5||47|
|MAD 132 C||Electronic Paint-Mac||2||16||0||-|
|MAD 133 C||Electronic Paint-Win||2||16||0||-|
The Media Arts and Design department seeks to create a dynamic learning eco-system that prepares students for careers, position advancements and/or higher-level degrees through practical, real-world and community experiences in and out of the classroom. This certificate is designed for traditional and digital artist who want to gain an in depth knowledge of illustrating and developing content for time-based media projects. The Character and Background Design for Animation and Game Art certificate provides production knowledge and skills used by digital artists to perform a variety of production duties in the animation and game art production fields. This certificate is a part of a sequence of certificates focused on providing essential skills for employment in the field of graphic design, animation, game art and live-action production.
(Y1 or S1)
|ART 120||Two-Dimensional Design ||3||Yr 1, Fall|
|ART 185||Beginning Life Drawing||3||Yr 1, Fall|
|ART 244 ||Illustration||3||Yr 1, Fall|
|MAD 100 or 101||Intro to Media Arts Design||3||Yr 1 Spring|
|MAD 132 or 133|
Visual Development and Layout
|Yr 1 Spring|
Yr 1 Spring
To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of “C”. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.