The Film/TV: Animation Certificate of Achievement provides a solid foundation for: students interested in pursuing a career in the film, TV, game or internet animation industries, students seeking the full A.A degree, and students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in Animation. Students are exposed to professional pre-production and production animation methods including story development, story board design, character design, 2D hand drawn animation, 2D digital animation,stop-motion and 3D computer animation.
The De Anza College Film/TV Department's Animation program offers students a solid foundation in traditional and computerized animation, as well as animation history, theory and criticism. The program prepares individuals for a wide array of employment opportunities developing feature films, commercials,computer games, scientific simulations, as well as a variety of interactive and multimedia applications.
The Film/TV:Animation program prepares individuals to seek entry-level employment as animators, multimedia artists and game developers or to transfer in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree in Animation. It provides students with a foundation in the principles of figure drawing, stop-motion technique, story boarding, sound design and leading 2D and 3D animation software applications. Film/TV:Animation serves the needs of individuals who are preparing for a first career,as well as those currently employed or wishing to reenter the workforce in the animation and multimedia design fields.
The program directly relates to the mission and Institutional Core Competencies of De Anza College. With a focus on the cinematic arts, the Film/TV: Animation program contributes to an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that encourages our diverse student population to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their media-related career goals; and to become socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world through the power of storytelling and the moving image.
In addition the program engages students in creative work and critical thinking that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained in the following:
Provide students with a resource to develop animation skills, thereby fostering their communication and expression abilities; promoting the need for personal responsibility and well-being while working in the cinematic arts; and creating awareness of the civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental justice through the influence of media.
Provide students with the conceptual and intellectual tools to become critical thinkers, thus contributing to their media and information literacy.
Provide students with practical production skills and experience to assume careers in the animation and gaming industries, corporate environments, and/or independent work.
Provide transfer students with core competencies to succeed in programs at such baccalaureate institutions as San Francisco State University (Cinema,B.A., Emphasis in Animation; also offers Minor in Animation), San Jose State University (B.F.A., Animation/Illustration) and California State University,Fullerton (B.F.A. Art, Entertainment Art/Animation Concentration).
There are no mandatory fees aside from the ordinary course enrollment fees.
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