Animation and Motion Arts teaches entry level animation skills for a variety of fields including entertainment, game design, the web, advertising, broadcasting, social media, and mobile apps. Using industry-standard 2D and 3D animation technologies, students develop professional skills for creative expression and visual storytelling. Students will develop a portfolio and participate in a shared incubator course with all Design/Media Arts students.
Required: Students must select 3 courses (9 units) from any of the emphases to complete the certificate.
All courses in this certificate require literacy and proficiency in writing and math. Projects require written, oral, and visual presentations as well as the application of basic math principles and skills.
A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.
Effective: Academic Year 2019-20
The program is expected to produce 20–25 certificates per year after it is fully established.
This previously approved curriculum is being updated because our Design/Media Arts department is transitioning from the ART catalog code to a new DMA catalog code. Course sequences, numbers, and names have been updated for clarity and student-friendliness.
(Y1 or S1)
|History of Design and Media Arts|
History of Digital Games
|DMA 012||Digital Art: Painting & Drawing||3.0||S1 (Foundation)|
|DMA 080A||3D Modeling & Sculpting||3.0||S2 (Options for 3D Animation)|
|DMA 080B||3D Animation & Simulations||3.0||S2 (Options for 3D Animation)|
|DMA 092||Game Design II: Game Engines||3.0||S2 (Options for 3D Animation)|
|ART 012A||Beginning Life Drawing||3.0||S2 (Options for Illustration & 2D Animation)|
|ART 052A||Introduction to Illustration||3.0||S2 (Options for Illustration & 2D Animation)|
|ART 052B||Advanced Illustration||3.0||S2 (Options for Illustration & 2D Animation)|
|DMA 090||Game Design I||3.0||S2 (Options for Interactive Animation)|
|DMA 092||Game Design II: Game Engines||3.0||S2 (Options for Interactive Animation)|
|DMA 060||Creative Coding||3.0||S2 (Options for Interactive Animation)|
|DMA 098||Design/Media Arts Incubator||3.0||S3 (Capstone)|
This certificate contains a foundation sequence in the first semester, a flexible second semester, and a capstone course at the end.
The flexible second semester helps the certificate meet the needs of students within a rapidly changing Design/Digital Media Arts marketplace. This also enables students returning from the workforce to skill up the chance to receive a certificate that caters to their individual needs.
Our capstone course is consistent across most of our certificates and will bring a diverse array of Design/Media Arts students together to work with industry professionals and in teams.